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5 The Test Plan > 5.3 Defining a Test Strategy

5.3 Defining a Test Strategy

The test strategy defines the techniques to be employed for testing test objects, the method of distribution of available resources to components and quality attributes under test, and the sequence of activities that need to be performed.

Depending on the feature, testing of the quality attributes required by the system asks for completely different procedures and test techniques to be applied at the different test levels. Within the context of ISO 9126, testing is a process by which the degree of fulfillment of the quality attributes is to be measured.

Strategy for the selection of suitable test techniques

According to ISO 9126, it is generally not possible to measure quality attributes directly. The standard, however, provides an abstract definition for this evaluation process (see figure 5-3):


  

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