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Question: How do you test if we have minimal or no documentation about the product?


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Question: How do you test if we have minimal or no documentation about the product?


Exploratory or ad hoc testing should be done. This covers the least basic functionalities. Source:

Answered by: Muja | Date: 2/19/2009 | Contact Muja Contact Muja

It is good to go for random testing or Ad hoc testing. Source:

Answered by: Nannan | Date: 3/7/2009 | Contact Nannan Contact Nannan

Exploratory testing- it means testing the application without knowledge of documentation Source:

Answered by: M.B.SENTHIL | Date: 3/9/2009 | Contact M.B.SENTHIL Contact M.B.SENTHIL

Testing is always performed against a given set of requirements and expectations. In the absence of these, one must first try and gather as much information and requirements on the product. This is achieved by:
- Performing Exploratory Testing
(Perform a detailed study of the product / application under test, and make a list of features and functionality. The approach usually taken is a depth first breadth later approach.)
- Interview the individual responsible for purchasing or procuring the product and understand his/her requirements

One you are done with these, construct a details functionality vs. requirement map. This will act as Mini Functional Specifications document. This document can then server as your reference document to perform detailed structured testing activities. Source:

Answered by: Bennet Manuel | Date: 4/6/2009 | Contact Bennet Manuel Contact Bennet Manuel

In case we dont have any documentation about the product we can do exploratery testing.Also
We can prepare the test cases according to the product,and by running those test cases,testing can be performed. Source:

Answered by: kavita | Date: 4/14/2009 | Contact kavita Contact kavita

then we go for adhoc testing

Answered by: vartika | Date: 4/17/2009 | Contact vartika Contact vartika

If we have minimal or no documentation about the product then collect the required information from the following:
1.Business Analyst
2.previous version of documentation
3.developers(If accessible)
5.stoke holders(If accessible) Source:

Answered by: Punam | Date: 4/28/2009 | Contact Punam Contact Punam

we have test cases right tat test cases wuld contain the steps explaining wt the application is supposed to do and their functionalities and we have the data base (back end)wit that we come to know data behind tat application..with this inforamtion we can test the application.. Source:

Answered by: indu | Date: 5/8/2009 | Contact indu Contact indu

Contacting the experienced resources or development team to know more about the application using along minimal or no documentation Source:

Answered by: Md Sadiq | Date: 6/17/2009 | Contact Md Sadiq Contact Md Sadiq

1. approach the old hats to know how such an application was tested earlier.
2. Sit with the dev. who did unit testing
3. Sit with business users who do UAT and who want the service/product.

This would result in time scale increase, but if it is a large project, a new scope for technical writing and documentation as a project emerges. Source:

Answered by: vnk | Date: 7/23/2009 | Contact vnk Contact vnk

we can test by understanding the product and definign ourseleves we ahve been customer what would we expect from the product Source:

Answered by: Poonam | Date: 8/31/2009 | Contact Poonam Contact Poonam

If there is less documentation about the product,then we should get talking with the Developers and Business Analyst to undertsand the functionality and also how the product is supposed to perform. Once we understand this it would be the right way to continue testing. Source:

Answered by: ssp | Date: 9/2/2009 | Contact ssp Contact ssp

By using adhoc testing,we can test the functionality of an application without prpoer documentation Source:

Answered by: sravanireddy | Date: 12/23/2009 | Contact sravanireddy Contact sravanireddy

Adhoc testing:here the test engg will do testing on the application in their own style after understanding the requirements. Source:

Answered by: sweta | Date: 5/25/2010 | Contact sweta Contact sweta

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