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Acquisition Archetypes: Happy Path Testing

October 2009 White Paper
Linda Levine, William E. Novak

When time and budget are tight, it's tempting to follow the "happy path" in testing. But be careful: it may be a path that brings your program great unhappiness.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Instiute

Abstract

When time and budget are tight, it's tempting to follow the "happy path" in testing. But be careful: it may be a path that brings your program great unhappiness.

From the Acquisition Support Program, one in a series of short papers on acquisition patterns of failure.