All Test Cases are Not Created Equal

Thursday, November 8, 2012: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

As testers, we often consider using risk to prioritize test cases. This is good, but I would like to propose a slight twist on the idea, “Value Based Testing.”  Every test case has a certain cost to plan, develop, execute and document. The results of executing a test case produce information that has some value associated with it. By comparing the cost of a test case with the value of the information it produces, we can get an idea of the ROI associated with each test case. Tim would like to recommend a test process that focuses on producing and executing the highest value test cases given the limited time and resources at our disposal.  Come to this session and learn just how to implement such a process in your own organization.

  • Explore the relationship between risk and value
  • Understand why testers should think like business people
  • Learn how to prioritize testing based on value