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lead assessorUK

The person who leads an assessment. In some cases, for instance CMMI and TMMi when formal assessments are conducted, the lead assessor must be accredited and formally trained.


The degree to which a component or system can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals of learning with satisfaction and freedom from risk in a specified context of use. [Reference: After ISO 25010]

learning (IDEAL)UK

The phase within the IDEAL model where one learns from experiences and improves one's ability to adopt new processes and technologies in the future. The learning phase consists of the activities: analyze and validate, and propose future actions. - See also: IDEAL

level of intrusionUK

The level to which a test object is modified by adjusting it for testability.

level test planUK

A test plan that typically addresses one test level. - See also: test plan

linear scriptingUK

A simple scripting technique without any control structure in the test scripts.