Test Management Automation: Lessons Learned from a Process Improvement Experiment

Abstract

Test management aims at organizing, documenting and executing test cases, and at generating execution reports. The adoption of a support tool for such activities is expected to improve the current practice. ITALO is a European project devoted to the evaluation of the benefits coming from test management automation.

In this paper the experiences collected and the lessons learned during ITALO are summarized. An experiment was designed to measure the effects that are produced by the new test process complemented with the introduction of the support tool. Pilot projects were conducted to measure the benefits obtained from tool usage and process modification.

Postscript version of the paper.