This document is used to help determine the amount and quality of testing (or its scope) that is planned for or has been performed on a project. This analysis results in the testing effort being assigned to a particular Testing Level category.
Categorizing the quality and thoroughness of the testing that has been performed is useful when analyzing the metrics for the project. For example if only minimum testing was performed, how come so many person-hours were spent testing? Or if the maximum amount of testing was performed, how come there are so many trouble calls coming into the help desk?
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