14. March 2010
TMap , ALM
Initial Work Items #2 Setting up and maintaining the test infrastructure, beside the Initial Work Items #1 which describe / help create the Master Test Plan, also activities for setting up the environment must take place at the early stage of the project.
The test infrastructure consists of the facilities and resources necessary to carry out the testing satisfactorily. A distinction is made between the facilities for test execution (test environments), for supporting the testing (test tools) and for the day-to-day work of the testers (workplaces).
While it doesn’t look like rocket science, just setting up an environment, most projects lack a good structure for these activities resulting in time loose and poor quality.
The TMap for VS2010 process template helps with setting up the infrastructure by providing 6 initial work items, with specific guidance, discussing the TMap activities within VS2010 ,which covers Lab Management and Test Manager.
Together with the initial work items and the guidance also three checklists are added to help.