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ITECH XXXXXXXXXXSoftware Testing
Assignment 1 Individual
Research on Software Testing and Standards
Overview
According to Standards Australia:
“Standards are voluntary documents that set out specifications,
procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services,
and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable. They cover a
variety of subjects, including consumer products and services, the
environment, construction, energy and water utilities, and more.
To ensure they keep pace with new technologies, standards are
regularly reviewed by Standards Australia technical committees.1”
There are several standards: international, regional and national, some
relate specifically to software testing. Standards formalize industry best
practice and they are agreed upon by professionals in the industry in
which the standards apply.
This assignment is an investigation into those standards.
The purpose of the assignment is to help you to:
• improve your research and comprehension skills
• develop a good understanding of professional industry standards for software
testing
• appreciate the value of various processes and methods used in industry to test
and evaluate software systems
Timelines and Expectations
Marks and Percentage Value of Task: 100 marks 20%
Due: Thu, May 6, 2021 @16:00 (Week 7)
Minimum time expectation: 10 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
K1. Critically evaluate software requirements as inputs toward testing of the final solution;
K2. Analyse and critically evaluate appropriate tools and techniques to support the testing
process;
K3. Develop a good understanding of selecting and applying measures and models used for
testing that are compliant with the appropriate professional industry standards such as
the ACS and IEEE;
S1. Analyse and critically evaluate software requirements and proposed solutions;
1 https://www.standards.org.au/standards-development/what-is-standard
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S2. Apply complex decision making to select appropriate testing techniques;
S3. Write professional level management, planning, quality assurance and testing
documentation for a software system;
S4. Apply effective testing techniques to software systems of varying scales and test levels
A1. Develop and maintain plans for scheduling quality assurance tasks including software
testing;
Assessment Details
You will need to:
• locate a research paper related to software testing that refers to at
least one standard.
• ensure that you can download a copy of this standard
• research, comprehend and analyse each document (both the
paper and the chosen standard) to find relevant details to answer
a set of questions, and
• prepare a written summary report of findings
As a suggestion, commence your search for a research paper at the Federation University website.
There is a QuickSearch link on the library home page:
There is also a listing of Databases A-Z http://libguides.federation.edu.au/az.php which has a link for
Australian Standards Online.
http://libguides.federation.edu.au/az.php

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Requirements:

Questions for the standard that has been used in the research paper:
• What is the standard name? Title and number
• Who holds the copyright for the standard?
• Amongst the acknowledged contributors to the document, which
universities were involved (if any)?
• What is the scope or intent of the standard?
• What are key terms and understandings needed for the standard to be
understood and applied?
• In your own words, what does application of the standard result in? Or in
other words, what does the standard do?
• Finally, what specific relevance to software testing is the standard?

Discuss the paper and how it relates to the standard. For example: does the
paper suggest how to improve the standard? Does the paper highlight issues
in applying the standard?
Attached is a sample paper (Wichmann and Cox, 1992) which refers to the
ANSI2/IEEE3 Standard 8294 and ANSI/IEEE Standard 1008. Although this
paper is somewhat outdated, it serves to illustrate the task for this assignment.

Prepare a report of no more than 1,500 words answering all questions. The
report should have the following structure.
• an introduction to standards and a brief description of the research paper and chosen
standard

• responses to questions for the standard

• listing and a discussion of commonalities and differences between the two documents

• a conclusion summarizing the report findings







2 American National Standards Institute
3 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
4 Current versions of both these standards are available online at Federation University library
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Marking Criteria/Rubric
Student ID: XXXXXXXXXXStudent Name:
Assessment component Mark
1. Introduction
20
2. Responses to questions
20
3. Listing and discussion of commonalities and differences between the research
paper and the chosen standard

20
4. Conclusion
20
5. Spelling, grammar and report presentation
20

Total

100
Final /20
Comments

Submission
Your assignment should be completed according to the guides for your assessments:
https://federation.edu.au/current-students#Learning_and_study

You are required to provide documentation, contained in a Word file, which includes
a front page indicating:

• the title of the assignment
• the course ID and course name,
• student name and student ID
• a statement of what has been completed
• acknowledgement of the names of all people (including other students
and people outside of the university) who have assisted you and details
on what parts of the assignment that they have assisted you with
• a list of references used (APA style)

https://federation.edu.au/current-students#Learning_and_study

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Name your Word file in the following manner:
_.docx

e.g. Aravind_ADIGA_ XXXXXXXXXXdocx

Submit your report to Turnitin

When your report is clear from plagiarism, make your final submission

In your final submission, submit three (3) separate files:

1) the research paper you chose;
2) the standard used in the research paper
3) your final report
Feedback
Assessment marks will be made available in fdlMarks, feedback to individual
students will be provided via Moodle or as direct feedback during your tutorial class
or arranged meeting
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as
though it is one's own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not
allow other students to copy your work and must take care to safeguard against this
happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and procedure for the
university can be found at:
http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and-study/online-help-with/plagiarism

Your support material must be compiled from reliable sources such as the academic
resources in Federation University library which might include, but not limited to: the
main library collection, library databases and the BONUS+ collection as well as any
reputable online resources (you should confirm this with your tutor).
Students are encouraged to explore the resources available online in the library, for
example:
https://federation.edu.au/library/guides
https://federation.edu.au/library/guides/referencing
References
Wichmann, B. A., & Cox, M. G XXXXXXXXXXProblems and strategies for software component testing
standards. Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, 2(4), XXXXXXXXXX.
doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/stvr XXXXXXXXXX
http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and-study/online-help-with/plagiarism
https://federation.edu.au/library/guides
https://federation.edu.au/library/guides/referencing
ITECH XXXXXXXXXXSoftware Testing
Research on Software Testing and Standards
Your assignment should be completed according to the guides for your assessments:
Feedback
Assessment marks will be made available in fdlMarks, feedback to individual students will be provided via Moodle or as direct feedback during your tutorial class or arranged meeting
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one's own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work and must take care to safeguard against this ha...
http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and-study/online-help-with/plagiarism
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