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CA9: Verification and Testing

  • Minimum standard - SML2

  • Expected standard - SML3

  • Excellent standard - SML5

SML1 - Initial usability: Software application is buildable and runnable. Unit testing has been performed and code coverage metrics obtained.

SML2 - Use is feasible: Software application has been built, tested and run. Testing includes stress testing, functional testing and end to end testing.

SML3 - Use is possible by most users: A release candidate has been demonstrated, tested and validated in a relevant context.

SML4 - Software is usable: A release candidate has been "qualified" through test and demonstration (meets requirements) and successfully released.

SML5 - Demonstrable usability: A production system has been tested and validated through successful use of the application.