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Acceptable quality level (AQL)

Acceptance criteria

Acceptance process

Acceptance testing

Accessibility testing

Ad hoc testing

Agile development

Agile testing

ANSI

AQL

ASQ

ASQC

Attribute

Automated software quality (ASQ)

Automated testing

Baseline

Baseline types

Basis path testing

Benchmark

Benchmark testing

Benchmarking

Beta testing

Black belt

Black-box testing

Bottom-up testing

Boundary testing

Boundary value analysis

Branch testing

Breadth testing

Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM)

Capability Maturity Model phases

Capture/replay tool

CAST

CC

CCB

Change

Change control

Change control board

Change control process

Change management

Change Management Plan

Change request

CI

CM

CMM

CMP

Code audit

Code coverage

Code freeze

Code inspection

Code walkthrough

Cognitive walkthrough

Compatibility testing

Component testing

Computer-aided software testing (CAST)

Concurrency testing

Configuration

Configuration audit

Configuration control (CC)

Configuration Control Board (CCB)

Configuration identification

Configuration item (CI)

Configuration management (CM)

Configuration Management Plan (CMP)

Configuration review

Configuration status accounting (CSA)

Conformance testing

Context-driven testing

Conversion testing

Critical defect

Critical design review

CSA

Data integrity

Data management (DM)

Data owner

Data security

Data-driven testing

Defect

Defect tracking

Deficiencies

Dependency testing

Depth testing

Design review

Design specification

Destructive testing

Deviation

DM

Dynamic testing

Encryption

End-to-end testing

Endurance testing

Exhaustive testing

External audit

FCA

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

FISMA

Functional configuration audit (FCA)

Functional Test Plan

Functional test procedures

Functional testing

Glass-box testing

Gray-box testing

Green belt

High-order tests

Independent verification and validation (IVV or IV&V)

Independent verification, validation, and test (IVV&T)

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Installation and checkout

Installation testing

Integration testing

Interface testing

International Standards Organization (ISO)

ISO

ISO 9000 series standards

ISO 9001:2000

ITIL

IV&V

IVV

IVV&T

JAD

Joint application development (JAD)

Key process area (KPA)

KPA

LD

Lean development

Lean manufacturing

Load testing

Loop testing

Major defect

Maturity level

Minor defect

Negative testing

Non-conformance

Operational testing

Output data

Output measure

Path testing

PCA

PDR

Performance constraints

Performance goal

Performance measurement

Performance measurement baseline

Performance measures

Performance testing

Physical configuration audit (PCA)

PM

Positive testing

Post-implementation review

Preventive maintenance (PM)

Product baseline

Project quality management

Project Test Plan

QA

QC

Qualification testing

Quality

Quality assurance (QA)

Quality Assurance Plan

Quality audit

Quality control (QC)

Quality gate

Quality management

Quality planning

Quality policy

Quality surveillance

Quality system

RAD

Ramp testing

Rapid application development (RAD)

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Re-baselining

Recovery testing

Regression testing

Reliability

Requirements traceability

Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

Root cause

Root cause analysis

RTM

RUP

Sanity testing

Scalability testing

SCM

SCMP

Scrum

SDLC

Security Plan

Security test and evaluation (ST&E)

Security testing

Sign-off sheet

Sign-off Worksheet

Six Sigma

Smoke testing

Soak testing

Software configuration item

Software configuration management (SCM)

Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP)

Software engineering methodology (SEM)

Software quality assurance (SQA)

Software testing

SPC

SQA

ST&E

Stage gate

Static testing

Statistical process control (SPC)

Storage testing

Stress testing

Structural testing

Structured walkthrough

Surveillance

SW-CMM

System security

System testing

Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Test Analysis Report

Test and evaluation

Test bed

Test case

Test condition

Test environment

Test Matrix

Test Plan

Test Procedure

Test Scenario

Test Script

Test scripts

Test Specification

Test suite

Test to fail

Test to pass

Testability

Testing

Thread testing

Top-down testing

Total quality management (TQM)

TQM

Traceability

Traceability Matrix

UAT

Unit

Unit testing

Usability testing

Use case

User acceptance test (UAT)

User acceptance testing

Validation

Validity

Vendor fixes

Verification

Verification, validation, and test (VV&T)

Volume testing

VV&T

Waiver

Walkthrough

Waterfall model

White-box testing

Wizard of Oz

Yellow belt

 

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