BENEFITS OF USING TESTING METHODOLOGY
Employing an effective testing methodology is a crucial component in the overall implementation. A well-designed methodology ensures:
All documented business requirements are thoroughly and accurately tested.
Testing deliverables are produced with exceptional quality.
The testing effort is on time and within budget restraints.
Individual testing team members are working towards similar goals.
A well designed methodology allows the client and testing management to keep a constant track of the testing progress with an up to date status report throughout the testing cycle. Importantly the methodology applied
will keep track of defects discovered during the various testing stages and allow the opportunities to implement the resolved defects without an overall impact on the project or the testing continuation.
Without an appropriate methodology for software testing, the process of releasing new software or hardware will become flawed and high risk. I have included some of the terms which you may have heard before like the V model and certain testing stages which you may not of.Try taking a look at the Test Management Process first and work through from there.