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TMap Next, for result-driven testing Hardcover – December 7, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: UTN Publishers (December 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9072194802
  • ISBN-13: 978-9072194800
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.9 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,133,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book will enable a test professional to better balance the test cost with the benefits provided by testing, thus making it easier to get management buy in for the test project." --Ruku Tekchandani, SW Validation Program Manager, Intel Corporation, USA

"Pick a random spot in this book and you ll find something interesting." --Rex Black, test author and President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), USA

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Tim Koomen is co-author of the Test Process Improvement-model and won the European Testing Excellence Award 2003. Leo van der Aalst is a very experienced international test manager and developer of test services such as outsourcing. Bart Broekman is an expert in test design techniques and test methods. He is co-author of Testing Embedded Software and of Test Automation. Michiel Vroon is test manager specialised in international organisation affairs and an experienced trainer in testing. Rob Baarda has many years of experience as test consultant and was project leader of the book development.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Craig Mayer on February 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If you're looking for an easy-to-understand approach to solving software testing problems, TMap Next delivers what you need. This book documents a practical approach to software testing, built on over 20 years of practical experience working with TMap, the previous iteration of the methodology.

I found this book especially helpful for deciding how to prioritize what was important to test and what was less important, given limited time for testing and people available for testing.

The authors have combined their experience into a guide that can help both inexperienced software testing teams set up a useful testing approach, as well as experienced teams who want to understand how to structure a software testing approach that helps determine how best to spend limited time and people when time-for-testing is squeezed on a project (which is nearly 100% of the time).

I recommend this book for the approach it describes and the practical lessons included in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claudia Sanefuji on March 15, 2013
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The book was poorly translated from Dutch to English.
It seems as if the writers had 200 pages of content, but for comercial reasons, wrote twice as much.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. S. Hoogenboom on December 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
TMap Next is definetely an improvement over the first version of TMap. The first version was mainly concerned with justifying testing as an activity, establishing testing as a separate profession and emphasizing the need for structured testing. Times have changed however, and businesses have started to take testing more seriously than in the 90's when the first version came out. This version therefore takes all the above for granted and takes testing one step further. It is mainly concerned with offering the readers a detailed testing process from planning and preparation to execution and reporting. The testing activities are described in sufficient detail to be usable by practitioners in the field, which sets this book apart from most other test related books. There also seems to be more attention to political factors in testing, for example the testing process now explicitly includes ways for the stakeholders to influence testing. The latter being rather uncommon in the literature as well. I'd recommend reading this to keep up with current developments in the field.
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