Operational Testing of Software-Intensive Systems: Observations and Comments
ARMY OPERATIONAL TEST COMMAND FORT HOOD TX
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Three operational test events from separate ACAT 1D acquisition programs are the foundation for this study. The generalized effect of the software systems on individual test results is examined. The test results support discussions related to several current test and evaluation TE initiatives such as early integrated testing, cost reduction by sharing high-demand testing assets, and mission-based TE. The creative and innovative power of the representative set of users employing the software system is continually demonstrated. Though users remain the backbone of every initial operational test IOT final exam, this study suggests that the same representative set of users are a potentially viable resource for guiding more efficient early development and testing of future software-intensive systems.
- Computer Programming and Software