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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 9. Summing Up

9.1: Reprise. How to Use the Testing Process Model

In this book, I have developed a process model for formal testing. The model includes the various subprocesses or tasks that are involved in an IEEE-compliant formal testing process. Figures 9-1 and 9-2 represent the Level 0 and Level 1 IPO diagrams for the formal testing process.

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Figure 9-1. At the highest level IPO diagram, Level 0, software engineers from a formal test group test the code based on documented test plans, using approved test procedures. Errors are formally documented and analyzed.

Figure 9-2. The Level 1 IPO diagram illustrates the five steps in a formal ...

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