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Anecdote: I worked on one project for a national company. Testing was being done and overseen by one of the Big Name consultancies. Their testers were told to take screenshots for every test step. They abandoned this practice as (1) it was taking too much time and test progress was too slow and (2) I was fnding 90%of the defects on the project by doing ...


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According to me, you should not go for a ready made checklist. More appropriate way is to develop your own checklist. Understand you requirements, analyse them and then sort it in a form of a checklist. Then you can get feedback or opinions of others and see if it is adequate or if it need any improvement...


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Actually, we're doing this exact thing you mention. Testing in the same three weeks as development is nefarious for testing time and quality overall, as you seem to have experienced. So, we're testing for two or three weeks after the development sprint has finished. By delaying testing for a few weeks, you'll be working on a fully delivered sprint ...


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Only you can really answer that. A good testing framework that can run functional test automation is software, like any other; you'd have to write it and maintain it, but you might find it easier to add tests when you don't have to worry about flakey record-and-playback, and once you have a decent framework, other developers can pitch in and write tests ...


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Your requirements seems to describe document-heavy proprietary process. Unlikely examples of such process would be posted in the open: usually you pay consultants nice hourly rate to teach you/explain you how their process works. Only salesmen (before you fork the money) are free. Call me a pessimist but I know that snake oil is much easier to sell if ...


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Maybe you will find a predefined checklist somewhere. But How will you be sure that it is appropriate or correct? What if its not really for you? Will you just take the word of somebody without understanding your needs?


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Hanu Kommalapati and William Zack layout a generic plan for the SaaS SDLC at http://www.infoq.com/articles/SaaS-Lifecycle.



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