What needs to be considered and actioned as part of the planning and execution of a successful Parallel Testing for the Telecom industry.
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In prior posts, I have discussed test models as a package of test scenarios. Each scenario has specific requirements. The development of software for the telecommunications industry deals with large systems like OSS/BSS, and requirements creation is the initial phase of the project.
First, let’s have a “helicopter view” on what comparative test provides and which cases are appropriate for back-to-back in Telecom industry. Most commonly, comparative testing is used in the case of the full replacement of OSS/BSS solution, which is absolutely crucial for any Telecom business. Rarely, new version of existing OSS/BSS is installing and requires verification.
Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) simplifies testing of a developed application. It saves testing plans results on its Team Foundation Server (TFS). If you don`t need all Microsoft Test Manager functions, use Team Web Access to plan and launch tests.
Typically, testing needs proper documentation explaining where, what and how to test. If testing of standard software needs checklists or test scenarios, OSS/BSS testing definitely requires a testing model.