1) Is there any specific order of which testing comes first when testing a new technology before it goes live, say a new payroll application? And what are the specifics of the testing regime, a quick look about mentioned “user acceptance testing” and “load testing” seem to be most common, are there any others you use?
2) And how long before the system is due to go live do you implement the test procedures – as presumably you have to have a period of time to review the results and make any specific changes?
3) Are there any specific workflows out there that show the entire process from building a new application, to testing it, to deploying it? So someone not involved in either can see the various stages of a new implementation project?
4) Where would security / configuration testing come into the process, for example you may want to scan your test system with vulnerability scanners, best practice analyzers before it goes live – at what stage would this take place in the process?