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Eurostar software testing conference

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on November 11, 2008

Still time to catch some of the Eurostar conference in The Hague. Some great sounding sessions are lined up including this one on An Entity Model For Software Testing by John Kent:

Do you know how a Test Condition relates to a Test Script and how you can use it to measure requirements coverage?

Put a group of testing experts in a room and ask them this question and you will get a different answer from each of them. Not only is the language not fully defined, the actual map of the entities we use to test software has not been drawn. It is something we all take for granted, but do we really understand it? In the author’s experience most don’t even consider it a subject worthy of discussion. That is until you start to document their views.

This presentation will use a mixture of entity diagrams and practical examples to present a model that all testing follows to some degree. Known as The Test Entities Model, it will provide a description of requirements, specifications, test conditions, test cases, etc and how they are related to each other. This topic may, at first glance appear to be rather academic but it has highly practical benefits. Many test teams use only a part of the entity model and are, therefore missing out on the benefits of the rest of the model. Having a full entity model will enable testers to see where they are and where they can improve for the future.

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