Test Process Advanced (ITPA)

Steen Lerche-Jensen

4.3 Test Execution Process

The process is used to run the test procedures generated as a result of the Test Design & Implementation Process on the test environment established by the Test Environment Set-Up & Maintenance Process
This is an iterative process so it might have to be performed multiple times as all test procedures may not be executed in one single iteration. And if you find issues (also called defects), the defects should be fixed and then retested by re-entering the Test Execution Process.

Purpose:
To execute the test procedures created in the Test Design & Implementation Process in the prepared test environment and record the results.

Inputs to activities in this process may include:

  • Test plan(s)
  • Test procedures(s)
  • Test item
  • Test basis
  • Test environment readiness report
  • Test environment update(s)

Expected outcome of Test Execution Process:

  1. The test procedure(s) is/are executed
  2. The actual results are recorded
  3. The actual and expected results are compared
  4. The test results are determined
  5. Information items to be produced:
    1. Actual results
    2. Test results
    3. Test execution log

4.3.1 Graphic overview of the Test Execution Process:

Figure: Test Execution Process Important to understand that in practice some of the activities are carried out iteratively. This means that you might have to revisit some of the activities multiple times.

# Activity Tasks

TE1

Execute Test Procedure(s)

  1. One or more test procedures shall be executed in the prepared test environment
  2. The actual results for each test case in the test procedure shall be observed
  3. The actual results shall be recorded

TE2

Compare Test Results

  1. The actual and expected results for each test case in the test procedure shall be compared
  2. The test result of executing the test cases in the test procedure shall be determined. If a retest is passed, this will require an update to an incident report by the Test Incident Reporting Process

TE3

Record Test Execution

  1. Test execution shall be recorded, as specified in the Test Plan

 

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