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Presentation Abstract

In ERP Applications, we find that there are a large number of parameters for each function and a plethora of integration points. The sheer volume of the number of combinations to test is phenomenal. In testing teams, given the constraints of time and resources, there is an inherent need to optimize the exhaustive set of test combinations. It is observed that most errors are a result of the interaction of two variables. One scientific way of ensuring that all the double mode faults (pairs) are covered is the Pairwise Algorithm. In this paper we elaborate on the application of Pairwise Algorithm in ERP Applications. It explains a methodology of optimizing tests at each phase of the SDLC using Pairwise algorithm.

About the Authors

ShriRam Paidi holds Master's Degree in Physics with distinction from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam. Presently working for Oracle India Pvt. Ltd for the past 9 years with current position as 'Project Leader - Quality Assurance' in many quality initiatives and educating many QA teams on generating optimal number of test cases using pair combination framework test design technique in Oracle.

Kanaka Durga Bandaru holds Master's Degree in Technology from National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Presently working for Oracle India Pvt. Ltd for the past 6 years with current position as 'Project Leader - Quality Assurance' in many quality initiatives and coordinating ShriRam on educating many QA teams on generating optimal number of test cases using pair combination framework test design technique in Oracle.

December 06, 2012