This document, within the methods and tools of testing for software and systems product lines:
— provides the terms and definitions specific to testing for software and systems product lines;
— defines processes performed during product line testing (those processes are described in terms of purpose, inputs, tasks and outcomes);
— defines method capabilities to support the defined tasks of each process; and
— defines tool capabilities to automate/semi-automate tasks or defined method capabilities.
This document concerns processes and capabilities of testing methods and tools for a family of products, not for a single system.