TestWorks Quality Index TM
Table III -- Product Application Profile
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|TestWorks Quality Index (TOP)||Assess the quality of your quality process with the TestWorks Quality Index.|
|Table I -- Software Quality Process Filters||Assesses relative advantages and disadvantages of various software quality methods.|
|Table II -- TestWorks Quality Index Definitions||Summarizes the definitions of the factors that make up the TestWorks Quality Index and shows how to compute it for YOUR process.|
|Table III -- Product Application Profile||Gives a recommended composition of use of TestWorks products and indicates likely CMM-like levels and relative overall process efficiencies.|
This table shows the components of TestWorks and indicates how they are applied in an increasingly sophisticated sequence of quality processes, all calibrated with the TestWorks Quality Index required minimum value. For comparison purposes the corresponding approximate CMM value is shown as a range. A range is used because of uncertainties in the CMM definitions.
Product Application Profile
Defect Detection Efficiency
10% - 40%
The minimum that anyone does, maybe even without the coverage.
25% - 50%
Low-end current industry practice: black box testing but quite incomplete.
50% - 90%
High-end current industry practice: black box testing and a little more complete.
50% - 90%
Adding metrics and good coverage gives a very strong result.
80% - 99%
Now, with specifications tied in you are approaching a serious process.
90% - 99%
This is "top of the line" with current technology.