The basic premise of the Critical Testing Processes (CTP) assessment model is that certain testing processes are critical. These critical processes, if carried out well, will support successful test teams. Conversely, if these activities are carried out poorly, even talented individual testers and Test Managers are unlikely to be successful. The model identifies twelve critical testing processes. CTP is primarily a content reference model.
The CTP model is a context-sensitive approach that allows for tailoring the model including:
- Identification of specific challenges
- Recognition of attributes of good processes
- Selection of the order and importance of implementation of process improvements
The CTP model is adaptable within the context of all software development lifecycle models.
In addition to participant interviews, the CTP model includes the use of metrics to benchmark organizations against industry averages and best practices.