FABASOFT BEST PRACTICES AND TEST METRICS MODEL

  • Nadica Hrgarek
Keywords: software metrics, software quality, software test, test metrics

Abstract

Software companies have to face serious problems about how to measure the progress of test activities and quality of software products in order to estimate test completion criteria, and if the shipment milestone will be reached on time. Measurement is a key activity in testing life cycle and requires established, managed and well documented test process, defined software quality attributes, quantitative measures, and using of test management and bug tracking tools. Test metrics are a subset of software metrics (product metrics, process metrics) and enable the measurement and quality improvement of test process and/or software product. The goal of this paper is to briefly present Fabasoft best practices and lessons learned during functional and system testing of big complex software products, and to describe a simple test metrics model applied to the software test process with the purpose to better control software projects, measure and increase software quality.

Author Biography

Nadica Hrgarek
Fabasoft R&D Software GmbH & Co KG, Linz, Austria.
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