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Dynamic test planning: a study in an industrial context
Testing accounts for a relevant part of the production cost of complex or critical software systems. Nevertheless, time and resources budgeted to testing are often underestimated with respect to the target quality goals. Test managers need engineering methods to per- form appropriate choices in spending testing resources, so as to maximize the outcome. We present a method to dynamically allocate testing resources to software components minimizing the estimated number of residual defects and/or the estimated residual defect density. We discuss the application to a real-world critical system in the homeland security do-main. We describe a support tool aimed at easing industrial technology transfer by hiding to practitioners the mathematical details of the method application.
Carrozza Gabriella, Pietrantuono Roberto, Russo Stefano
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International Journal of Software Tools for Technology Transfer (Springer Verlag)
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