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Assignment 1    

“Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria.”

There are several standards, international and national, that relate specifically to software testing. Standards formalize industry best practice and they are agreed upon by professionals in the industry in which the standards apply to.

This assignment is an investigation into those standards. The purpose of the assignment is to help you to:-

  • improve your research and comprehension skills
  • develop a good understanding of professional industry standards for software testing
  • appreciate the value of various processes and methods used in industry to test and evaluate software systems


Timelines and Expectations

Marks and Percentage Value of Task: 30 marks 10%

Minimum time expectation: 10 hours

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Assessment Details

You will need to:

  • locate two current documents for one standard and SWEBOK that relate to software testing
  • research, comprehend and analyse each document to find relevant details to answer a set of questions, and
  • prepare a written summary report of findings

Commence your search for standards at the Federation University website. There is a listing of Databases A-Z which has a link for Australian Standards Online.


For the standard

  • What is the standard name?
  • Who holds the copyright for the standard?
  • Amongst the acknowledged contributors to the document, which universities were involved

(if any)?

  • What is the scope or intent of the standard?
  • What are key terms and understandings needed for the standard to be understood and applied?
  • In your own words, what does application of the standard result in? Or in other words, what does the standard do?
  • Finally, what specific relevance to software testing is the standard?

Make a comparison between the standard and SWEBOK

  • Relate any commonalities between the two documents
  • Highlight any significant differences in their approach and applications.

Prepare a report of no more than 1,500 words answering all questions. The report should have the following structure.

  • an introduction to standards and a brief description of the standard researched
  • responses to questions for the standard and SWEBOK
  • listing and a discussion of commonalities and differences between the two documents
  • a conclusion summarizing the report findings

Marking Criteria/Rubric

Assessment component


1.  Introduction


2.  Responses to questions


3.  Listing and discussion of commonalities and differences


4.  Conclusion


5.  Spelling, grammar and report presentation












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You are required to provide documentation, contained in an appropriate file, which includes:

  • a front page - indicating your name, a statement of what has been completed and acknowledgement of the names of all people (including other students and people outside of the university) who have assisted you and details on what parts of the assignment that they have assisted you with
  • list of references used (APA style)

Using the link provided in Moodle, please upload the following in one Word file as directed by your lecturer. Name your Word file in the following manner:



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