(From the Q&A session after Ruud’s EuroSTAR webinar).
Q: Wouldn’t it be better to call the testing you do after the system has gone live, “monitoring” instead of “testing”? To prevent people from thinking that you can go live before testing has completed and reported about quality and risks? – Rik Marselis
A: I think we need to broaden our definition of testing and make monitoring a part of testing. Realize yourself that the maintenance department might not monitor the service, since it is maintained by the supplier… This type of testing is related to Continuous Integration as used in Agile – Ruud Teunissen