Creating a Test Plan is mandatory to ensure success of your testing project.
If you are new to Test Planning refer this tutorial on How to Create a Test Plan
Below find important constituents of a test plan-
Brief introduction of the test strategies, process, workflow and methodologies used for the project
1.1.1) In Scope
Scope defines the features, functional or non-functional requirements of the software that will be tested
1.1.2) Out of Scope
Out Of Scope defines the features, functional or non-functional requirements of the software that will NOT be tested
Here make a mention of the overall objevtie that you plan to achive withou your testing
Some objectives of your testing project could be
- Ensure the Application Under Test conforms to functional and non-functional requirements
- Ensure the AUT meets the quality specifications defined by the client
- Bugs/issues are identified and fixed before go live
Detail description of the Roles and responsibilities of different team members like
- QA Analyst
- Test Manager
- Configuration Manager
- Installation Team
Mention the reason of adopting a particular test methodology for the project. The test methodology selected for the project could be
- Extreme Programming
The methodology selected depends on multiple factors. You can read about Test Methodology here
Test Levels define the Types of Testing to be executed on the Application Under Test (AUT). The Testing Levels primarily depends on the scope of the project, time and budget constraints.
The goal of the triage is to
- To define the type of resolution for each bug
- To prioritize bugs and determine a schedule for all "To Be Fixed Bugs'.
Suspension criteria define the criteria to be used to suspend all or part of the testing procedure while Resumption criteria determine when testing can resume after it has been suspended
Here you define the criterias that will deem your testing complete.
For instance, a few criteria to check Test Completeness would be
- 100% test coverage
- All Manual & Automated Test cases executed
- All open bugs are fixed or will be fixed in next release
Here mention all the Test Artifacts that will be delivered during different phases of the testing lifecycle.
Here are the sample deliverables
Make a list of Tools like
- Requirements Tracking Tool
- Bug Tracking Tool
- Automation Tools
Required to test the project
It mentions the minimum hardware requirements that will be used to test the Application.
Following software's are required in addition to client-specific software.
- Windows 8 and above
- Office 2013 and above
- MS Exchange, etc.
Make a mention of any terms or acronyms used in the project
|API||Application Program Interface|
|AUT||Application Under Test|