A specific method, step or action item employed to cause movement of a component part of a strategy. In general, strategy is defined as "what" must be done whereas tactics are defined as "how" to do it. (See also strategy.)
deploying, disposing, and using resources for gaining advantage or success, in order to carry out a strategy. As used in Dr. Tom Gilbert's performance matrix, tactics are the duties required and tools developed in order to implement strategies, and are measured by their cost.
Test tactics are normally comments within test files which explain the approach used by the test developer to test an assertion. The overall approach for testing grouped elements of functionality should be included within the test suite design. Also known as strategy.
A tactic is a method employed to help achieve a certain goal. Military tactics refers to the study of actions undertaken in warfare, but due to its use describing a broad range of subjects, the term is frequently used in theoretical fields like economics, trade and games and a host of other practical fields like negotiation and navigation.
In cultural studies, a tactic refers to an everyday cultural practice that enable alienated and oppressed people to achieve practical kinds of power, without disrupting the established social order. According to Michel de Certeau, tactics are "victories of the 'weak' over the 'strong', clever tricks, knowing how to get away with things, 'hunter's cunning' maneuvers, polymorphic simulations, joyful discoveries, poetic as well as warlike." According to de Certeau: "a calculus which cannot count on a proper, nor thus on a borderline distinguishing the other as a visible totality," rather insinuating itself into "the other's place." A tactic depends on time and "must constantly manipulate events in order to turn them into opportunities."
A design decision that is influential in the control of a quality attribute response. Tactics tell you what to do in order to affect a quality attribute response measure. Unlike sensitivity points, tactics are independent of any specific system.