Over the last few weeks I’ve been posting ideas on to effectively manage each discipline within a project using a combination of Agile and Unified Process techniques in order to optimize the ‘throughput’ of business ideas into high quality software. Today I’ll spend some time on the Testing discipline which ensures that a high quality solution is being provisioned.
One reason so many software development projects fail is a poor testing framework to ensure what is developed will actually work in production. Developing a comprehensive test plan for a software development projects requires a specialized skill set but as a project manager you need to be able to ask the right questions before signing off. This article is part of a series that provides ten tough questions every project manager should ask when reviewing the testing components of a project plan.