Software test maturity assessment and test process improvement: A multivocal literature review


Garousi V., Felderer M., Hacaloglu T.

INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, vol.85, pp.16-42, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 85
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.infsof.2017.01.001
  • Title of Journal : INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-42
  • Keywords: Software testing, Test management, Test process, Test maturity, Test process assessment, Test process improvement, Multivocal literature review, Systematic literature review, MODEL, DESIGN, GUIDELINES, QUALITY, METRICS

Abstract

Context: Software testing practices and processes in many companies are far from being mature and are usually conducted in ad-hoc fashions. Such immature practices lead to various negative outcomes, e.g., ineffectiveness of testing practices in detecting all the defects, and cost and schedule overruns of testing activities. To conduct test maturity assessment (TMA) and test process improvement (TPI) in a systematic manner, various TMA/TPI models and approaches have been proposed.