From the Author
Practical Tools and Techniques for Test Managers
Hi! I'm Rex Black, test and quality assurance practitioner and the author of Managing the Testing Process. I have written this book for people who lead or manage software and hardware development test projects. Those of you who are new to the role will find this book especially helpful, as I cover all the "must know" topics that will enable your success. Experienced test managers will get a chance to see another perspective on this challenging activity. In addition to ten chapters covering the essentials of test management, I have included a CD-ROM full of useful templates that I have honed in my twelve years as a software and hardware test engineer and test manager. These templates will allow you to get started right away, even when you're behind schedule and unsure of where to start.
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From the Back Cover
Proven tips and tools for building and executing an effective test project Earlier editions of this book have helped test managers around the world to develop essential tools and apply them to successful test project management. In this third edition of his bestseller, Rex Black shares lessons he has learned in the decade since the first edition came out and provides a thorough review of the latest tools and resources, making this book even more valuable. A structured test operation is planned, repeatable, and documented, but preserves creativity and flexibility in all the right places. Rex Black teaches you to develop models for understanding the meaning of the myriad data points generated by testing. Then you can effectively manage what is often a confusing, chaotic, and change–ridden area of the project, building an effective and efficient test organization. You will learn about: Building a business case for solid testing Mastering Agile testing challenges, applying risk–based testing, and managing distributed and outsourced testing Understanding and adapting the new IEEE 829 standard Building a high–performance test team using skills management, training, and certification Building and managing an effective test organization, explained with plenty of real–world examples, exercises, and solutions