"The book offers two major benefits to the reader.
The first is when to test at points during the development life cycle,
and the second is how to test at those points in the development life
cycle. The book even addresses an important issue of testing the test plan. Testers
cannot assume that their work is defect free. Drabick provides an approach for
testers to use to remove defects from their test process.
book contains literally hundreds of ideas. . . . If you only picked one good idea
from the book, it would be more than worth the price."
Executive Director, Quality Assurance Institute
. . this book is invaluable to mature organizations that are committed to software
engineering at the defined, managed or optimizing levels of maturity. It distills
formal test practices drawn from a variety of sources and the author's experience
into a succinct, process-oriented guide. . . . This process-oriented structure
gives a great deal of clarity to a complex set of processes that touch all milestones
in any SDLC."
"Rodger Drabick has written a useful
book for those working on test efforts in formal environments. . . . There have
been plenty of templates and standards floating around for years on what to write
down for such tests, but precious little describing how to manage the formal testing
process. This book fills that void. . . .
"Anyone testing in a formal
environment will likely benefit from Rodger's book. If you are testing in a formal
environment for the first time, reading Rodger's book might well go from a good
idea to a survival requirement. Formal environments are the world Rodger has worked
in for decades, and no one else has brought his wealth of experience in that world
into writing a book about the testing process."
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"This book will
interest managers and developers with any level of experience in software testing,
professional testers and QA managers, especially those involved in large projects
that must meet requirements for safety or mission-critical functions.
. . provides enough material for the book to be used both as a 'how-to' manual
for test management and as a template for documenting a testing project.
of the book's greatest strengths is that Drabick does a good job of connecting
the theoretical to the real, explaining how the documents and diagrams he recommends
relate to everyday thoughts and actions, and empower software practitioners to
improve their daily work. That is, ultimately, the purpose of all engineering
booksand this one fulfills it well."
The Rational Edge
"When faced with impossible
tasks, something that software testing has now become, the best that you can do
is examine a subset composed of the most likely scenarios. By applying the models
in this book, it is possible to raise the level of your testing quality to the
point where you can be confident in your software."
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"Written for test
engineers and process improvement leaders, this book provides a series of tasks
to develop formal testing process models and shows how to apply these tasks to
increase the efficiency of testing efforts. The model involves creation of test
documentation, acquisition of automated testing tools, and test execution. The
book also shows how to tailor the model for projects of all sizes. Drabick is
a quality engineering and systems testing expert with experience in the Capability
Maturity Model for software and process improvement."
"Rodger Drabick has written a comprehensive
and practical guide to formal software testing process. Everyone involved in software
testing will benefit from his years of experience and his revealing insights.
I've been in the testing field for more than 10 years, and I'm learning a lot
from this book! This is a great textbook for new testers, a step-by-step cookbook
for new managers, and a great reference book for everyone in the testing world.
Rodger takes what can be a difficult and elusive process and explains it thoroughly,
using graphic models as well as real-life examples. The best part is that he explains
how to adapt the testing process in various situations, even Extreme Programming
projects. He gives specific advice to testers at every level, most valuably for
new testers and new test managers."
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"This book is a fabulous primer
for those faced with moving from an ad hoc or exploratory testing situation to
a fully documented CMMI type process. This is especially valuable when you have
an industrial giant, such a Boeing, looking over your shoulder and wondering what
your standard processes are like. Using this book as a reference, I was able to
put the 'right' process in place."