Plenty of software testing books tell you how to test well; this one tells you how to do it while decreasing your testing budget. A series of essays written by some of the leading minds in software testing, How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing provides tips, tactics, and techniques to help readers accelerate the testing process, improve the performance of the test teams, and lower costs.
The distinguished team of contributors—that includes corporate test leaders, best paper authors, and keynote speakers from leading software testing conferences—supply concrete suggestions on how to find cost savings without sacrificing outcome. Detailing strategies that testers can immediately put to use to reduce costs, the book explains how to make testing nimble, how to remove bottlenecks in the testing process, and how to locate and track defects efficiently and effectively.
Written in language accessible to non-technical executives, as well as those doing the testing, the book considers the latest advances in test automation, ideology, and technology. Rather than present the perspective of one or two experts in software testing, it supplies the wide-ranging perspectives of a team of experts to help ensure your team can deliver a completed test cycle in less time, with more confidence, and reduced costs.
WHAT WILL THIS COST US?
Is This the Right Question? - Matt Heusser
The Cost of Quality - Selena Delesie
Testing Economics: What is Your Testing Net Worth? - Govind Kulkarni
Opportunity Cost of Testing - Catherine Powell
Trading Money for Time: When Saving Money Doesn't (and When It Does) - Michael Larsen
An Analysis of Costs in Software Testing - Michael Bolton
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
Test Readiness: Be Ready to Test When the Software Is Ready to Be Tested - Ed Barkley
Session-Based Test Management - Michael Kelly
Postpone Costs to Next Release - Jeroen Rosink
Cost Reduction through Reusable Test Assets - Karen Johns
You Can't Waste Money on a Defect That Isn't There - Petteri Lyytinen
HOW SHOULD WE DO IT?
A Nimble Test Plan: Removing the Cost of Overplanning - David Gilbert
Exploiting the Testing Bottleneck - Markus Gärtner
Science-Based Test Case Design: Better Coverage, Fewer Tests - Gary Gack and Justin Hunter
Clean Test: Suggestions for Reducing Costs by Increasing Test Craftsmanship - Curtis Stuehrenberg
Rightsizing the Cost of Testing: Tips for Executives - Scott Barber
Immediate Strategies to Reduce Test Cost - Matt Heusser
25 Tips to Reduce Testing Cost Today - Catherine Powell
Is It about Cost or Value? - Jonathan Bach
Cost of Starting Up a Test Team - Anne-Marie Charrett