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test sub-process

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test management and dynamic (and static) test processes used to perform a specific test level (e.g. system testing, acceptance testing) or test type (e.g. usability testing, performance testing) normally within the context of an overall test process for a test project
NOTE: A test sub-process could comprise one or more test types. Depending on the life cycle model used, test sub-processes are also typically called test phases, test levels, test stages or test tasks.