The Sulzer Test Process: efficient and transparent
The Sulzer Test Process provides a standardised test process that has proved itself in practice and can be simply configured to meet the requirements of the most diverse projects. Systematic requirements management provides the starting point for the Sulzer Test Process. The scope of testing required is determined from a clear definition of requirements and associated descriptions of use cases with clear acceptance criteria.
Our experienced test analysts have in-depth methodological expertise, the purposeful application of which permits the structured, business-orientated identification and definition of test scenarios. In doing so, we translate our knowledge and expertise of domains into detailed test specifications, which testers can subsequently execute with ease, even without specific knowledge of domains.
The risk-based definition of the scope of testing is crucial to safeguard high quality and execute testing cost-efficiently – even with short release intervals. This is why we are guided in the Sulzer Test Process by the criticality of the business processes to be ensured. Established test management tools (including HP Application Lifecycle Management) are enhanced by the use of Sulzer tools and are employed to effectively and transparently select the risk-based scope of testing.
The use of automated tests is worthwhile, especially with frequently repeated testing, such as regression tests. What is crucial at this point is defining the most appropriate timing for the deployment of automated testing. This is determined in advance in a cost-benefit analysis. Apart from the initial automation costs, the cost of maintaining the automation framework, test scripts etc. must be set against the time saved with repeated testing.
- Established and adaptive test process for use in projects of differing sizes and in technical processes
- Support throughout all test phases – from test analysis to accompanying test management and completion of testing
- Suitable for functional and non-functional testing at all test levels
- Promotion of requirements-based and process-orientated test designs
- Test process, proven in practice, with ISTQB-based process models
- Adaptive test strategies
- Risk-based optimisation of the scope of testing
- Cost-efficient approach by integration of the Sulzer Test factory