Testing is done at every stage of the software development lifecycle and warrants that the quality criteria required for the next step are achieved.
Why are Tests Required?
The later software project errors are realized, the higher the costs they will cause. Errors caught by the tests conducted in the early stages of the software development life cycle reflect on the project effort costs, while those revealed in the final stage can both, result in high costs and damage the reputation as it would be known by the customer.
Testing costs vary depending on the stage in which the errors are detected. It is important to handle, manage and report errors through testing steps intended for their correction starting at the initial phases of the software development lifecycle. In this way, it is possible to achieve the intended level of quality and standards, and to improve the processes.
For which sectors does it gain importance?
Particularly for those in the telecom and finance industries where competition is high, it is vitally important for all companies developing or outsourcing the development of software and which put higher emphasis on quality.
"Mirsis manages the testing stages for the software through the Test Management Process created by reference of the CMMI standards, and conducts tests for both, internal projects of its own and projects to be developed by its customers, through a team made up of test experts competent in their respective fields."
Overview of the Testing Services
Software testing is a process basically implemented to determine whether the product has the expected quality, or to ensure the delivery of the desired quality if not.
Depending on the subject, tests are accomplished through selection among a variety of tests including Functional Testing, Usability Testing, Endurance Testing, Performance Testing, Load Testing, Security Testing, and Stress Test, and including in the plan of the appropriate tests along with the media, testing time and individuals to perform the tests, and completion of the process through the identification of the strategies.
There is also a testing phase corresponding to each phase of the software development life cycle. Tests at each stage are carried out in accordance with this cycle and the access to the quality criteria required for the next step is guaranteed.
Mirsis supports the test requirements emerging in the applications planned for development by its customers through testing activities applicable at each stage of except for the individual software development life cycle tests required to be performed by software developers. Testing services offered come as a whole or in packages demonstrating logical integrity.
Test Management Process and Concepts
The testing process begins with the analysis phase of the software lifecycle, and continues until the product or application is sent to the customer for approval within the scope to meet the expectations. Test Management Services are rendered within the context of the following process steps.
Test Strategy Identification and Planning Stage: Test strategy is the formal definition of how a product is tested. All tests types and levels required are determined with priority.
Testing Analysis and Development Phase: The stages of development required for the analysis and performance of the test are implemented in consideration of the testing objectives specified in the planning and the requirements identified.
Test Implementing Stage: Requirements are converted to testing scenarios and testing cases, and tests are performed through the information acquired and platforms set up at the test development stage, and upon review of the approved analysis and technical design documents.
Closing the Testing Process: Decision on the closure of the testing project is made after combining the terminated test results. Documents of the closed tests and test outputs are archived for future use in tests to be conducted on similar topics.