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Contents of

System Testing
with an Attitude

An Approach That Nurtures
Front-Loaded Software Quality

by Nathan Petschenik

ISBN: 978-0-932633-46-0  
©2005  368 pages   softcover  
$39.95 (plus shipping)

Subject(s): Software Testing

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Part I: System-Testing Issues

1 A Test on System Testing
2 Software Development Life-Cycle Models
3 Exhaustive versus Thorough versus Practical
4 Is the System Tester's Role to Help Developers Complete Their Testing?
5 Users Don't Like Unpleasant Surprises
6 The System-Test Oracle
7 Change-Management Issues
8 Implementation Mistakes versus Symptoms
9 Summary of System-Testing Issues

Part II: System-Testing Solutions

10 Mapping of System-Testing Issues to
System-Testing Solutions

Solutions Section A: Establishing the System-Testing Methodology, Techniques, and Tools

11 Practical Priorities in System Testing
12 A Methodology for System Testing
13 Understanding the Typical User
14 Defining an Architecture of System Tests
15 Prioritizing and Sequencing the Development of System Tests in the Architecture
16 The Story of the Test
17 The System-Test Environment
18 System-Testing Tools

Solutions Section B: Executing System Tests While Influencing Project Behavior

19 Game Plan for a System Test
20 Entrance Criteria for System Testing: Is It Ready?
21 System-Test Execution
22 Change Management During System Testing
23 System-Test Maintenance and Enhancement
24 Measurement
25 Exit Criteria for System Testing: Is It Ready?
26 Using the Results of System Testing to Make Release-Management Decisions
27 Conducting Effectiveness Studies

Solutions Section C: Organizing and Sizing

28 Building a System-Test Team

Solutions Section D: Changing Project Attitudes

29 Conducting Role-Awareness Seminars




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Testing Dirty Systems, by William E. Perry and Randall Rice

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