Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
An evaluation of test processes in an agile environment
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to improve the reliability and quality of new requested functionality, and existing modules, at Fortum HR System Solutions. This was conducted through an evaluation of the test processes by implementing principles of Software Testing and Test Management.

For the study to successfully improve the testing performed at HR System Solutions, existing test processes were analyzed. The analysis was conducted by evaluating the current test processes using theoretical test evaluation styles called maturity models. The methodology of choice was the Testing Maturity Model (TMM), which was adapted to the nature of HR System Solutions requirements, experience and needs.

The evaluation used qualitative methods together with pedagogical principles to conduct interviews and workshops to consolidate the theoretical evaluation.

Interviews and workshops were conducted within the team of HR System Solutions, where all members of them team contributed to the thesis at some point. An external interview also took place for comparative study.

Results of the evaluation, interviews and workshop were compiled and analyzed accordingly. With the analyzed results in place, flaws in the testing processes were apparent. A generalization of the flaws led to the conclusion in the form of a suggestion. The conclusive suggestion was for Fortum HR System Solutions to establish a test committee/group role within the team. Considering the current economical and organizational situation this job role would be a divided job role appointed to current members of the HR System Solutions team.

The research creates a walkthrough on a potential method on understanding inefficiencies within testing processes of a company and providing a cause-based solution.

 

Abstract [sv]

Undersökningen är inriktad på att förbättra tillförlitligheten och kvalitén på ny begärd funktionalitet, och befintliga moduler, på Fortum HR System Solutions. Detta genomfördes genom en utvärdering av testprocesser genom implementation av principer inom Software Testing samt Test Management.

För att förbättra testningen som utförs på HR System Solutions var det nödvändigt att analysera de befintliga testprocesserna. Analysen genomfördes genom att utvärdera de nuvarande testprocesserna med hjälp av teoretiska utvärderingsmetoder som kallas Maturity Models. Den valda metoden var Testing Maturity Model (TMM) som tillämpades med avseende på HR System Solutions förutsättningar, erfarenheter och behov.

Utvärderingen använder sig av kvalitativa metoder samt pedagogiska principer för att genomföra intervjuer och workshops stärka den teoretiska utvärderingen från TMM.

Intervjuer och workshops genomfördes inom HR System Solutions arbetslag, där alla medlemmar bidrog till examensarbetet. Även en extern intervju gjordes i jämförande syfte.

Resultatet av utvärderingen sammanställdes och analyserades i enlighet med de förnämnda teoretiska ramvärken. Med hjälp av analyserna visade sig bristerna hos HR System Solutions testprocesser. En generalisering av bristerna gjordes, vilket ledde till slutsatsen i form av ett förslag. Det slutliga förslaget innebar att Fortum HR System Solutions behöver upprätta en testkommitté/grupp inom arbetslaget.

Undersökningen visar en potentiell metod för att förstå ineffektiviteten inom testprocesser i ett företag, och tillhandahålla en orsaks-baserad lösning.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
Evaluation of test processes, Software Testing, Test Management, Agile Methodologies, Testing Maturity Model, Pedagogy, Symptom/Cause
Keyword [sv]
Utvärdering av testprocesser, Software Testing, Test Management, Agila metoder, Testing Maturity Model, Pedagogik, Symptom/Orsak
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155399OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-155399DiVA: diva2:761061
External cooperation
Fortum Power and Heat
Subject / course
Technology and Learning
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2014-11-05 Created: 2014-11-05 Last updated: 2014-11-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Eshtiagh_Peyman(1243 kB)338 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1243 kBChecksum SHA-512
29731b522456f5e203c47e5b3a83caa9134011533c1c71c45e7bfb3d81d88993b8fef11ca170734bad5275c067147396954ae4194d11df35c8cb0572fe138859
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE)
Learning

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 338 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 308 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf