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When should testing begin?

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on August 28, 2009

From ebiz

Let us look at a cause of delaying testing. Historically, systems were developed to end-user requirements. The development teams were able to predict the behaviours of the applications and systems. The testing, to some extent, thus was sidelined. The testing team therefore did not create much of an uproar when things failed and did not work as expected. Moreover, the testing teams were generally part of the development team and reporting to the same manager.

This resulted in poor quality software. The IT department’s image is more often than not tainted from various perspectives not the least being the quality of the systems delivered. Therefore, all along, while the theories suggest that testing should begin early enough in the SDLC, not many could practice this.

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