Ensuring Meaningful Testing…

So you’re working on a SharePoint engagement and you’re gathering requirements, building wireframes and other documentation for decision points and execution by clients and customers. While you’re working through all of this, be sure that you’ve got a solid tester that understands SharePoint development and the .net framework and isn’t just coming in with the mindset of “give me test cases.”

Further, make sure that your clients, customers and team members understand what is testable and what can be tested to give you an accurate metric… without defined metrics that are measurable there’s no point to testing or having success criteria as to whether or not a web part, solution package or powershell script actually are performing against a requirement that was provided. Don’t end up in the conundrum that Dilbert falls into…

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