IEEE-829-1998 – Standard for software Test Documentation

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Provides an overview of the IEEE 829-1998 Standard for software Test Documentation.

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IEEE 829-1998 Mind Map
IEEE 829-1998 Mind Map

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IEEE 829-1998 – Standard for Software Test Documentation
1. Test Plan

  • Test Plan Identifier
  • Introduction
  • Test Items
  • Features to be Tested
  • Test Approach
  • Items Pass / Fail Criteria
  • Suspension Criteria & Resumption Requirements
  • Test Deliverables
  • Testing Tasks
  • Environmental Needs
  • Responsibilities
  • Staffing & Training Needs
  • Schedule
  • Risk & Contingencies
  • Approvals

2. Test Design specification

  • Test Conditions (Coverage Items)
  • Detailed Approach
  • High Level Test Cases

3. Test Incident Report

  • Report ID
  • Summary
  • Description
  • Impact

4. Test Summary Report

  • Summary
  • Variances
  • Comprehensiveness Assessment
  • Summary of Results
  • Evaluation
  • Summary of Activities

5. Test Procedure / Script specification

  • Purpose
  • Special Requirements
  • Procedure / Script Steps

6. Test Case Specification

  • Objectives
  • Preconditions
  • Input Specification
  • Output Specification
  • Post-conditions
  • Inter-case Dependencies


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Resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_test_documentation

http://www.computing.dcu.ie/~davids/courses/CA267/ieee829mtp.pdf

http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/829-2008.html

http://www.ufjf.br/eduardo_barrere/files/2011/06/SQETestIncidentReportTemplate.pdf

http://www.geekinterview.com/question_details/46503

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