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Best Practices for the Formal Software Testing Process: A Menu of Testing Tasks by Rodger D. Drabick

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Chapter 2. The Formal Testing Process Model: Level 1 IPO Diagrams

2.1. Overview

We first looked at the Level 1 Input-Process-Output diagram of the Formal Testing Process Model in Figure 1-8; that model was discussed briefly in Chapter 1. In this chapter, we look at the individual IPO diagrams for each of the five major subprocesses that are components of Figure 1-8:

1. Extract Test Information From Program Plans, process 1.1

2. Create Test Plan, process 1.2

3. Create Test Design, Test Cases, Test Software, And Test Procedures, process 1.3

4. Perform Formal Test, process 1.4

5. Update Test Documentation, process 1.5

2.2. Extract Test Information from Program Plans—Level 1 IPO Diagram

The IPO diagram for process 1.1, Extract Test Information ...

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