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A Turbo-Team Approach to Establishing a Software Test Process at Union Switch & Signal

April 1997 Special Report
Donald R. McAndrews, Janice Marchok Ryan, Priscilla Fowler

This report describes what one team did to successfully install a software testing process in an organization.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-97-SR-002

Abstract

Process improvement teams are often created and tasked to make complex changes in an organization, but are not provided with the tools necessary for success. This report describes what one team did to successfully install a software testing process in an organization. The principles of a turbo-team approach are introduced and a defined process for working in teams to introduce a new software technology is adapted from the prototype Process Change Guide developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Artifacts of this effort are included and described as examples for other teams to reference. Successes and lessons learned are described.