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A Systematic Method for Risk-Driven Test Case Design Using Annotated Sequence Diagrams

Abstract

Risk-driven testing is a testing approach that aims at focusing the testing process on the aspects or features of the system under test that are most exposed to risk. Current risk-driven testing approaches succeed in identifying the aspects or features that are most exposed to risks, and thereby support testers in planning the testing process accordingly. However, they fail in supporting testers to employ risk analysis to systematically design test cases. Because of this, there exists a gap between risks, which are often described and understood at a high level of abstraction, and test cases, which are often defined at a low level of abstraction. In this paper, we bridge this gap. We give an example-driven presentation of a novel method, intended to assist testers, for systematically designing test cases by making use of risk analysis.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • EC/FP7 / 333053
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 201579
  • EC/FP7 / 256980
  • EC/FP7 / 316853
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 232059

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • University of Oslo
  • SINTEF Digital / Software and Service Innovation

Year

2014

Publisher

Springer

Book

Risk Assessment and Risk-Driven Testing. First International Workshop, RISK 2013. Held in Conjunction with ICTSS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, November 12, 2013. Revised Selected Papers

Issue

8418

ISBN

978-3-319-07075-9

Page(s)

93 - 108

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