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TEST STATUS Reporting System Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062517D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Dean, TL McGlynn, KP Orr, JD Webster, HS [+details]


A test status reporting system (TSRS) provides an automated process to record actual versus the planned status for software testing activities. TSRS provides up-to-date information useful in making business decisions in a timely manner. Test case execution plans are set by the individual testers prior to entering a formal test phase of a software development project. Testers enter on TSRS the planned date that the test case will be attempted. After all test cases have been entered, TSRS asks the tester to set a weekly success rate schedule. This success rate is a percentage of all test cases that are expected to be successful each week. The rate is not tied directly to a given test case, but to the total of all test cases.