Value-Driven V-Model: From Requirements Analysis to Acceptance Testing

Youngsub HAN  Dong-hyun LEE  Byoungju CHOI  Mike HINCHEY  Hoh Peter IN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E99-D   No.7   pp.1776-1785
Publication Date: 2016/07/01
Publicized: 2016/04/05
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2015EDP7451
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Software Engineering
V-model,  test design,  value-based software engineering,  customer value,  customer satisfaction,  

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The goal of software testing should go beyond simply finding defects. Ultimately, testing should be focused on increasing customer satisfaction. Defects that are detected in areas of the software that the customers are especially interested in can cause more customer dissatisfaction. If these defects accumulate, they can cause the software to be shunned in the marketplace. Therefore, it is important to focus on reducing defects in areas that customers consider valuable. This article proposes a value-driven V-model (V2 model) that deals with customer values and reflects them in the test design for increasing customer satisfaction and raising test efficiency.