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Juha Maatta, Janne Harkonen, Tauno Jokinen, Matti Mottonen, Pekka Belt, Matti Muhos, Harri Haapasalo, Managing testing activities in telecommunications: A case study, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Volume 26, Issues 1–2, 2009, Pages 73-96, ISSN 0923-4748,

Managing testing activities in telecommunications : a case study

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Author: Määttä, Juha1; Härkönen, Janne1; Jokinen, Tauno1;
Organizations: 1Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2009
Publish Date: 2020-02-10


This paper examines ways of managing testing more efficiently and effectively. The importance and the workload of testing have been growing constantly in the telecommunication industry, as a result of shorter product lifecycles and decreased time-to-market. At the same time, the complexity of products has increased with a decrease in physical dimensions. Managers face enormous challenges in developing knowledge and effective testing processes. This case study proposes the application of two models, a testing optimization model and an extended V2M2 (Verification Validation Maturity Model) model, for managing the value of testing. In the empirical part of the study, the present state of testing management is examined.

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Series: Journal of engineering and technology management
ISSN: 0923-4748
ISSN-E: 1879-1719
ISSN-L: 0923-4748
Volume: 26
Issue: 1–2
Pages: 73 - 96
DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2009.03.008
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2009. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license