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About “Real” Software Testing


Sigrid Eldh, Test Expert, Ericsson AB



Start time:

2002-10-24 10:30

End time:

2002-10-24 11:30



Contact person:


This is a short seminar about software testing in “reality”. I will shortly present myself, but also traverse some concept within Software Testing. This includes software test history, some development methods and their impact on testing among other conceptual areas. I will also discuss some view points, testing standards and certification for software testers, but also area where I have written papers and worked with so far, such as test assessments and adaptive test strategies. Depending on the audience interest and involvement, I hope we will have a fruitful discussion about one of the areas that I have touched in this seminar. I hope you will find it interesting, since in the industry in general, this is an area where a lot of resources are spent.Slides available at