What is Walkthrough in software testing?

Walkthroughs are represented by the below characteristics:

  • 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:

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