Referenced Articles in ISTQB® Syllabi


Advanced Level – Test Analyst:

  • T.S. Chow, Testing Software Design Modeled by Finite-State Machines, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering vol. SE-4, issue 3, May 1978, pp. 178-187.

Expert Level - Improving the Testing Process:

  • V.R. Basili, "Software Modeling and Measurement: The Goal Question Metric Paradigm," Computer Science Technical Report Series, CS-TR-2956 (UMIACS-TR-92-96), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, September, 992.
  • V.R. Basili, H. D. Rombach, "The TAME Project: Towards Improvement-Oriented Software Environments", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.SE-14, no.6, June 1988, pp.758-773.
  • V.R. Basili, R.W. Selby, "Data Collection and Analysis in Software Research and Management", Proceedings of the American Statistical Association and Biomeasure Society, Joint Statistical Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August 1984.
  • R. Basili, D. M. Weiss, "A Methodology for Collecting Valid Software Engineering Data," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. SE-10, no.6, November 1984, pp. 728-738.
  • L. Copeland, "When helping doesn't help", SQE Magazine, January 2001
  • D. Garvin, "What does product quality really mean?", Sloan Management Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1984
  • J. R. Hackman, G. R. Oldham (1976). "Motivation through design of work". Organizational behaviour and human performance 16: 250–279.
  • van Veenendaal, E., "Test Process Improvement Manifesto", Testing Experience, Dec 2008

Expert Level - Test Management:

  • L. Copeland, "When helping doesn't help", SQE Magazine, January 2001