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Evaluating Tests

Chapter 1 - Introducing Rational TestManager
Evaluating Tests
The activity of evaluating tests involves:
Determining the validity of the actual test run. Did it complete? Did it fail because
preconditions weren't met?
Analyzing the test output to determine the result. In performance testing, you look
at reports on the generated data to see if the performance is acceptable.
Looking at aggregate results to check coverage against test plans, test inputs,
configurations, and so on. This can also be used to measure test progress and to do
trend analysis.
If a test input changes, TestManager informs you of the impact of that change on
your test plan. For example, if a requirement changes in some meaningful way,
which test cases in your test plans are affected is important so that you can update
them to reflect requirement changes. TestManager automatically identifies and
marks the affected test cases as "suspect" for you.
For information about evaluating tests, see Evaluating Tests on page 155.
TestManager and Other Rational Products
TestManager can be purchased as a stand-alone product or as part of other Rational
packages. When installed with other Rational products, it is tightly integrated with
those products.
The Rational Unified Process
The Rational Unified Process® is a software engineering process that enhances team
productivity for all critical activities. It delivers software best practices through
guidelines, templates, and tool mentors.
To quickly view the areas of the Rational Unified Process that are directly related to
In TestManager, click
Help > Extended Help
To view the complete online version of the Rational Unified Process, if you have
installed Rational Suite®:
Start > Programs > Rational Suite > Rational Unified Process