ISSUE-128: Lack of test cases is a major contributor to schedule delay.

Lack of Test Cases

Lack of test cases is a major contributor to schedule delay.

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Process Document
Raised by:
Steve Zilles
Opened on:
2014-09-13
Description:
If tests are not created until the Candidate Recommendation (CR) timeframe, then it is likely delay will occur, since the process-defined review period is relatively short. Since test cases are one factor of testing that is necessary for a spec to progress from Candidate Recommendation to Proposed Recommendation, they are a key process item determining speed to Recommendation. Test case production is often under-resourced.

Status: Additional emphasis on having a plan to demonstrate the implementablity and inter-operablity of features has been added to Process 2014. However, this does little to help with getting tests written when that plan calls for testing.
Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. Agenda Process Document Task Force 3 March 2015 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-03-02)
  2. Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 24 February 2015 (from singer@apple.com on 2015-02-24)
  3. Agenda Process Document Task Force 24 February 2015 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-02-24)
  4. Agenda Process Document Task Force 24 February 2015 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-02-24)
  5. List of Process Document Issue Not Currently Covered in the Process 2015 Draft being reviewed (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-02-08)
  6. Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 27 January 2015 (from wayne.carr@linux.intel.com on 2015-01-27)
  7. Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 27 January 2015 (from singer@apple.com on 2015-01-27)
  8. Agenda Process Document Task Force 27 January 2015 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-26)
  9. Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 20 January 2015a (from singer@apple.com on 2015-01-19)
  10. Agenda Process Document Task Force 20 January 2015a (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-19)
  11. Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 13 January 2015a (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-13)
  12. call is at 1500Z (not 1400) EoM Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 13 January 2015a (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-13)
  13. Agenda Process Document Task Force 13 January 2015a (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-12)
  14. Re: Is ISSUE-128 relevant? (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-12)
  15. Re: Is ISSUE-128 relevant? (from singer@apple.com on 2015-01-12)
  16. Re: Is ISSUE-128 relevant? (from art.barstow@gmail.com on 2015-01-11)
  17. Is ISSUE-128 relevant? (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-11)
  18. w3process-ISSUE-128 (Lack of Test Cases): Lack of test cases is a major contributor to schedule delay. [Process Document] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-09-13)

Related notes:

In its 3 March 2015 Telcon the Process Document TF resolved [1] to close this issue because the final paragraph of section 7.2.4 Implementation Experience [2]has text to encourage the early production of test cases and because it was felt that this was more an operational issue (for the Working Groups) and that no much more could be said in the Process Document

[1] http://www.w3.org/2015/03/03-w3process-minutes.html
[2] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/cover.html#implementation-experience

Steve Zilles, 3 Mar 2015, 16:28:55

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