What is Workflow Testing?

A workflow is a series of task to produce a desired outcome, which usually involves several stages or steps. Workflow can be either be in a sequential manner or parallel with multiple steps occurring simultaneously.

Work flow Testing is performed to make sure that each workflow process accurately reflects the business process.

For any business process, testing of these sequential steps is defined as "WorkFlow Testing".

For example, verify that the system can be installed on the user's platform, and it executes correctly.

Various Phases in Workflow Testing involves,

  • Inception phase: This phase includes initial test planning and prototype testing
  • Elaboration phase: This phase includes baseline the test architecture
  • Construction phase: This phase includes significant testing at each build
  • Transition phase: This phase includes regression tests and re-test fixes

Who will perform Workflow Testing?

The Workflow testing is done by

  • Test engineer
    • Plan test goals and schedule
    • Define test cases and procedures
    • Evaluate test results
  • Component engineer
    • Development of test components
    • Automate some of the test procedures
  • Integration Tester
    • Performing integration tests and report defects
  • System Testers
    • Performing system tests and reports defects

What to test in Workflow

Testing of Software Workflows a document in the Business Requirements Document. Workflow testing will also involve parts of System and Integration Tests.

Summary:

  • A workflow is a series of task to produce a desired outcome, which usually involves several stages or steps
  • This type of testing includes mainly integration tests as well as system test for each build
  • Workflow Test Model include testing of artifacts like test cases, test procedures, test components, test sub-system, etc.