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Software Testing Practice: Test Management: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam ISTQB Advanced Level Paperback – Sep 3 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (Sept. 3 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193395213X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933952130
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,400,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andreas Spillner is a professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Hochschule Bremen (University of Applied Sciences), where he is responsible for software engineering, quality assurance, and programming. He was a founding member and is now an honorary member of the German Testing Board e.V., and he was founder and chair of the German Special Interest Group on Software Testing (SIGIST, "Test, Analyse und Verifikation von Software") from 1990 to 2003. Prof. Spillner was appointed Fellow of the German Informatics Society (GI-Fellow) in 2007.


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a good book that gives a decent overview of test cycle management March 28 2010
By KP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
i read this book not for the ISTQB test but to understand the test cycle management process better and found that it could have used more details and example but overall i found this book to be good in terms for explaining test cycle management.

book starts off explaining test process and then giving examples of different SDLCs and how testing is done in those process.later chapters explain establishing test policy which describes and sets standards on quality and how to achieve it. Test Plan chapter goes in to detail on how to create a Test Plan and things it should include followed by chapter on Test Control which explains on how to monitor the testing process and reacting to test results, evulating if testing is complete and creating test result report.

Different technique, such as Six Sigma, CMMI, TMM, are explained to assist in approaching testing, improving development process, evaluating test process and performing audits. Deviation Management chapter explains documenting anomalies and Risk management chapter explain on how to identify and control the risk by using right test technique.

Later chapters talk about what is expected from QA staff and skills required by them, different test metrics and how to select test tools.


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