Modeling software testing processes

James Collofello, Yang Zhen, John D. Tvedt, Derek Merrill, Ioana Rus

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Abstract

The production of a high quality software product requires application of both defect prevention and defect detection techniques. A common defect detection strategy is to subject the product to several phases of testing such as unit, integration, and system. These testing phases consume significant project resources and cycle time. As software companies continue to search for ways for reducing cycle time and development costs while increasing quality, software testing processes emerge as a prime target for investigation. This paper proposes the utilization of system dynamics models for better understanding testing processes. Motivation for modeling testing processes is presented along with a an executable model of the unit test phase. Some sample model runs are described to illustrate the usefulness of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications
PublisherIEEE
Pages289-293
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 15th Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: Mar 27 1996Mar 29 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 15th Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications
CityScottsdale, AZ, USA
Period3/27/963/29/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Collofello, J., Zhen, Y., Tvedt, J. D., Merrill, D., & Rus, I. (1996). Modeling software testing processes. In Conference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications (pp. 289-293). IEEE.