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IEEE-829-1998 – Standard for software Test Documentation

IEEE-829-1998 – Standard for software Test Documentation

Key elements of IEEE-829-1998 – Standard for software Test Documentation.

Provides an overview of the IEEE 829-1998 Standard for software Test Documentation.

Ideal for Junior Testers and who intend to take the ISTQB-ISEB exam.

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IEEE 829-1998 Mind Map

IEEE 829-1998 Mind Map

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IEEE 829-1998 – Standard for Software Test Documentation
1. Test Plan

  • Test Plan Identifier
  • Introduction
  • Test Items
  • Features to be Tested
  • Test Approach
  • Items Pass / Fail Criteria
  • Suspension Criteria & Resumption Requirements
  • Test Deliverables
  • Testing Tasks
  • Environmental Needs
  • Responsibilities
  • Staffing & Training Needs
  • Schedule
  • Risk & Contingencies
  • Approvals

2. Test Design specification

  • Test Conditions (Coverage Items)
  • Detailed Approach
  • High Level Test Cases

3. Test Incident Report

  • Report ID
  • Summary
  • Description
  • Impact

4. Test Summary Report

  • Summary
  • Variances
  • Comprehensiveness Assessment
  • Summary of Results
  • Evaluation
  • Summary of Activities

5. Test Procedure / Script specification

  • Purpose
  • Special Requirements
  • Procedure / Script Steps

6. Test Case Specification

  • Objectives
  • Preconditions
  • Input Specification
  • Output Specification
  • Post-conditions
  • Inter-case Dependencies


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Resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_test_documentation

http://www.computing.dcu.ie/~davids/courses/CA267/ieee829mtp.pdf

http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/829-2008.html

http://www.ufjf.br/eduardo_barrere/files/2011/06/SQETestIncidentReportTemplate.pdf

http://www.geekinterview.com/question_details/46503

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Rogerio da Silva is a Brazilian who lives in the UK for a little over two decades. He is the owner of a test consulting and outsources services for software development. He likes to blog, write and create content that teaches others how to live a better life. Rogerio has two princesses and one powerful wife that help him with his work. He loves reading biographies of successful authors and dream builders because they inspire him to keep creating!

1 Comment

  1. Tomer Chasid

    It’s ironic how many typos are in this document.

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