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Manage Software Testing

1st Edition

By Peter Farrell-Vinay

Auerbach Publications

600 pages | 266 B/W Illus.

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Whether you are inheriting a test team or starting one up, Manage Software Testing is a must-have resource that covers all aspects of test management. It guides you through the business and organizational issues that you are confronted with on a daily basis, explaining what you need to focus on strategically, tactically, and operationally.

Using a risk-based approach, the author addresses a range of questions about software product development. The book covers unit, system, and non-functional tests and includes examples on how to estimate the number of bugs expected to be found, the time required for testing, and the date when a release is ready. It weighs the cost of finding bugs against the risks of missing release dates or letting bugs appear in the final released product.

It is imperative to determine if bugs do exist and then be able to metric how quickly they can be identified, the cost they incur, and how many remain in the product when it is released. With this book, test managers can effectively and accurately establish these parameters.


"…a comprehensive, practical cookbook of software testing with a slight mix of quality spices. …the book is a step-by-step guide of how to perform testing. It is practically focused and, in many of the chapters, the reader can follow the tasks (as if they were recipes) when performing testing activities."

-Software Testing, Verification & Reliability, Vol. 15, No. 3, Sept. 2005

Table of Contents



The Big Questions You Need Answers To       

Risk Management     

Test Planning and Management          

Testing and the Web 

The Overall Test Life-Cycle     

Testing Processes and Infrastructure  

Test Documents        

The Test Team and Its Context           


Test Techniques–Functional (Black-Box)         

Test Techniques–Structural (White-Box)          

Test Techniques–Static Analysis        

Unit Test Process     

System and Acceptance Testing        

Performance and Stress Testing         

Usability Test Process           




Appendix–Category and Priority Classifications for Bug    








Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / General
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General