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36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'03) - Track 8
Big Island, Hawaii
January 06-January 09
ISBN: 0-7695-1874-5
Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Conformiq Software Ltd.
Kristian Rautiainen, Helsinki University of Technology
Juha Itkonen, Helsinki University of Technology

Testing can be difficult to integrate into software development. Approaches to software testing in relation to implementing software are based on the V-model of testing. The software process behind the V-model is the traditional waterfall model, and as such the traditional testing approaches cannot take iterative, incremental and agile approaches to developing software into account well enough.

In this paper, we describe the use of a general iterative and incremental framework defined for controlling product development — 4CC — from a modern testing perspective. The framework provides a common language in which the implementation details and pacing as well as testing details and pacing in software product development projects can be communicated. Viewing testing through a general iterative and incremental framework adds to understanding how the testing process should be defined and improved in relation to the software development process. Additionally, best practices for testing are identified.

Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Kristian Rautiainen, Juha Itkonen, "Increasing Understanding of the Modern Testing Perspective in Software Product Development Projects," hicss, vol. 8, pp.250b, 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'03) - Track 8, 2003
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