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Who told you that for these all documents there should be Entry as well as Exit criteria...????
IF we take Test Case document, Entry criteria is SRS or FRS. Exit criteria is Test Case Pass/Fail percentage report or Test Report.
SO I need to know the entry and exit criteria for others.
I was asked this question when I attended the interview for Polaris.
For these all documents we can't have entry and exit criteria ... and if you talk in that sense which you have indicated then .. even for test cases you can't say SRS and FRS is the Entry criteria... because If I write test cases for Integration testing then SRS has nothing to do with it.... It is written against Design Spec, UCs, Workflows , etc... so for different test cases different activities or documents can be the entry criteria.... So entry and Exit criteria has much to do with Levels of testing ...............
and You say Exit criteria for test case is Fail/Pass but it is not necessary that each and every test cases will be executed.......... A person is free to ask anything in Interview ..... I can surely write entry criteria for these all docs .. but I even I am waiting for folks to reply regarding exit criteria for the same...........
thanks for your information. what you told is acceptable. entry and exit criteria will differ from organization to organization.
I am just asking a basic information for all these documents, at least to tell something in my next interview.:)
Hope this helps :-)
Vijaya has given a nice try to It ... but I am not agree with most of the points .. to name a few ...
1) For test Plan, input document is "Project Plan" should be ready and should have been approved ...
3) TM is prepared during life cycle of the Project ... so have dependability on Design specs too ...then further it deals with Code , Test Condition , Test scenario then test case comes ......... So needs to be corrected ...
5) Bug report .. Build should be ready...?? Disagree .. around 60% of the bugs are found in the requirement itself ..
6) Test deliverables .. Even the Test Plan comes under test deliverables .. then testing should be complete .???
7) for Test strategy input document is Test policy .. and as far as Exit criteria for test plan is written .. that Test Plan should be ready and approved by test manager ... I strongly feel Test Plan is prepared by Test Manager but approved by Project Manager ....
Entry criteria denotes the conditions or process that must be present before the test process can begin:
For example: Test plan,Test stratergy,Test case.
Exit criteria denotes the conditions or process that must be present before a cycle completes.
For example:Test summary report,Bug report,Test deliverables,Traceability matrix.
Dude You are requested to at least read the question before you ans... being a tester your job is to verify and then validate ... but what you are doing is neither verification nor validation .... I hope you would take it positively...
Thanks for the Review :-)
5) could you pls let us know how will you find 60% bugs in the requirements without executing the test cases?
6) "Test artifacts' means all the Test deliverables including Test Plan, Test results, test summary report, Tracebility etc........
7) Test plan will be prepared by Test lead and approved by Test Manager as per our process. It may vary from company to company.
You are welcome ...! and sure I have the content to support my answer ..
5) Requirement Specifications are the Largest source of bugs( around 60 % ) , Design is 2nd largest ( around 30%) and then code comes which is 3rd largest source of bugs ( with only 5%) ... As far as finding bugs in specs are concerned, I will find them with the help of Verification..( Reviews , Walk-through and Inspection followed by Static analysis ) and for that test cases are never written ... we do that with the help of check-lists .......
6) That is what I wanted to tell you... in your 1st reply , You meant to say that entry criteria for Test Deliverables is testing should be complete ... but all of the test artifacts comes under test deliverable ... so are you still backing your point..???
7) Test plan is prepared by Test manager or at least test lead and further approved by Project Manager ... and it has nothing to do with your process... FYI Concepts are never organization dependent . doesn't matter which organization is doing what .. . for example in my current organization I being Senior tester responsible for each and every activity of testing but I cant tell anyone that Preparing test plan is the responsibility of a senior tester ............
Thanks for the Clarification Samrat :-)