Walkthrough

What is Walkthrough in software testing?

  • It is not a formal process/review.
  • It is led by the authors.
  • Author guide the participants through the document according to his or her thought process to achieve a common understanding and to gather feedback.
  • Useful for the people if they are not from the software discipline, who are not used to or cannot easily understand software development process.
  • Is especially useful for higher level documents like requirement specification, etc.

The goals of a walkthrough:

  • To present the documents both within and outside the software discipline in order to gather the information regarding the topic under documentation.
  • To explain or do the knowledge transfer and evaluate the contents of the document.
  • To achieve a common understanding and to gather feedback.
  • To examine and discuss the validity of the proposed solutions.