Posts Tagged ‘lightweight’

Lightweight Charisma Testing Rikard Edgren No Comments

One heavyweight way of testing charisma is to use dozens of potential users on dozens of alternative product solutions/prototypes. For lightweight charisma testing, it is often fast and fruitful with an awareness of charisma violations. This method requires an understanding of the unique charisma for your product. Testers probably won’t be in charge of developing […]

Lightweight Performance Testing Rikard Edgren 3 Comments

If performance is crucial for product success, you probably need pretty advanced tools to measure various aspects of your product, to find all bottlenecks and time thiefs. For all other software, performance is just very important, and you might get by with lightweight test methods. You may, or may not have quantified performance requirements, but […]

Lightweight Compatibility Testing Rikard Edgren 3 Comments

In testing text books you can read that compatibility testing should be performed after the functionality testing and bug fixing is completed. I guess the reason is that you don’t want to mix these categories, but hey, what a waste of resources. My suggestion is to perform the compatibility testing at the same time as […]

Lightweight Reliability Testing Rikard Edgren No Comments

The big drawback and big advantage with reliability testing is that it is easiest and most effective to perform together with other testing. A separate automated reliability regression test suite could cost an awful lot to implement, but reliability in your spine when performing any type of manual test, together with deviations, is cheap, interesting, […]

Inside the Capability Characteristic Rikard Edgren No Comments

I think quality criteria/factors/attributes/characteristics are extremely powerful. It helps you think in different ways, and makes it easy to get a broader coverage of your test ideas. See Software Quality Models and Philosophies for McCall, Boehm, FURPS, Dromey, ISO 9126 models, or CRUSSPIC STMPL for a version without focus on measurability. The granularity of this […]

Lightweight Usability Testing Rikard Edgren 14 Comments

Usability is an important part of any product (if it’s too difficult to use, it  doesn’t matter how great the functionality is) and thereby an important characteristic for the testing team. But when reading about usability testing, it often involves an outside person trying to use a feature for the first time. Now this is […]