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Common Testing Problems: Pitfalls to Prevent and Mitigate

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July 11, 2013

Donald Firesmith as interviewed by Suzanne Miller

Summary

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) reports that inadequate testing methods and tools annually cost the U.S. economy between $22.2 billion and $59.5 billion, with roughly half of these costs borne by software developers in the form of extra testing and half by software users in the form of failure avoidance and mitigation efforts. The same study notes that between 25 percent and 90 percent of software development budgets are often spent on testing. In this episode, SEI researcher Don Firesmith discusses problems that commonly occur during testing as well as his development of a framework that lists potential symptoms by which each can be recognized, potential negative consequences, and potential causes, and makes recommendations for preventing them or mitigating their effects.

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About the Speaker

Donald Firesmith, a senior researcher at the SEI, supports the U.S. Navy and other government program offices in the acquisition of software-intensive systems by providing practical guidance with regard to requirements engineering and system/software architectures. The author of several books and journal articles, Firesmith also develops and maintains new technologies such as methods for engineering safety and security requirements as well as assessing the quality of system requirements and architectures.

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