During the system test phase, "thorough testing" can pass the limits of practicality. Test case selection, based on simple priority rules, is one solution to the problem of practicality vs. thoroughness.
Managers of large software projects with system test groups face a problem that they may not be aware of. Vague notions among project members about the role of system testing tend to cloud the relationship between developers and testers with misunderstanding and disappointment. The main source of the problem is unrealistic expectations about what can be… (More)