Checklist Item Template Test Cases

Title
  • Title is in the form of a check?(fuel full? light on?)

Applies To
  • Do you list technology and version? (e.g. ASP.NET 2.0)

What to Check For
  • Does this section describe the essence of the checklist item?
  • Is it a tight description - no more than 2 or 3 sentences?
  • Is it clear to the reader what action they need to take in order to be in compliance?

Why
  • Does this section explain the consequences of ignoring the checklist item?

How To Check
  • Is this section broken into discrete steps? (ideally numbered 1,2,3)
  • Is each step actionable?
  • Is all necessary information included to be succesful?(Important information should be inline, not linked to.)

How to Fix
  • I this section broken into discrete steps? (ideally numbered 1,2,3)
  • Is each step actionable?
  • Is all necessary information included to be succesful? (Important information should be inline, not linked to.)

Problem Example
  • Does the example show what the problem looks like in the real world?
  • If there are multiple common problem instances are they all described?
  • If this is a design checklist item is the example illustrated with images and text?
  • If this is an implementation checklist item is the example in code?

Solution Example
  • Does the example show the resulting solution if the problem example is fixed?
  • If this is a design checklist item is the example illustrated with images and text?
  • If this is an implementation checklist item is the example in code?

Additional Resources
  • Are the links from trusted sites?
  • Are the links correct in context of the checklist?

Related Items
  • Are the correct items linked in context of the checklist?

Additional Tests to Consider When Writing a Checklist Item
  • Does the title read like a checklist item (Noun then State). For example "Fuel is full" or "Brakes are off"?
  • Does the title use conditions as appropriate (if 'this' then 'that')

Last edited Apr 1, 2007 at 12:18 AM by mycodeplexuser, version 1

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