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    Test Plan Template

    hi
    I know test plans differ from projects to projects ....
    but was just wondering if I can get a template for test plan which I can refer while writing my first test plan...
    I have got withme the general template that I got after googling...
    If anyone has got template...help me out...
    thanks


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Test Plan Format:
    Test Plan ID: Unique number of name for future reference.
    Introduction: About Project & Testing
    Test Items: Names of all modules in that project
    Features to be Tested: Names of modules to prepare test cases for testing.
    Features not to be Tested: Names of modules to copy test cases from test case data base.
    3, 4, 5 specifies "what to test?"
    Approach: Selected list of test factors by Project Manager and select list of testing techniques to be applied.
    Entry Criteria:
    Testing environment establised
    Test cases prepared
    Received build from developers
    Suspension Criteria:
    Testing environment is not working due to repair
    sudden changes in customer requirements
    pending defects are more
    Exit Criteria:
    all modules tested
    all types of tests applied
    all major bugs resolved
    Test Environment: Required software and hardware to conduct testing on this project including testing tools.
    Test Deliverables: List of documents to be prepared by testing engineers.
    6 to 11 specifies "how to test?"
    Staff & Training Needs: Names of selected test engineers and required number of training sessions.
    Responsibilities: Work allotments to above selected test engineers
    12 & 13 specifies "who to test?"
    Schedule: Dates and time
    14 specifies "when to test?"
    Risks & Mitigation: The list of risks and solutions to overcome.
    Approvals: Signatures of test lead and project manager.


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Hi all!
    can u please tell me what is Agile testing?
    thanx in advance


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Hi Team,

    I Read Article on Agile Testing please have a glance to sharpen the concept on Agile testing.

    Testing from the beginning of the project and continually testing throughout the project lifecycle is thebasis of agile testing. If we can work with the customer to help him specify his requirements in terms oftests it makes them completely unambiguous, the tests either pass or they donít.

    If our coders only writecode to pass tests, we can be sure of one hundred percent test coverage. Most of all, if we keep ourtesters, developers and customers (or customer representatives) in constant face-to-face communicationwith each other, we can eradicate most of the errors caused by us climbing the ladder of inference.

    Breaking our projects into smaller chunks of work and iterating them will give us frequent feedback on the current state of the project.There are many teams now using agile testing techniques to improve the quality of their products andhaving great success.

    There is some investment in training required and changes to the workspace are necessary to allow customers, testers, and developers to work side-by-side but these are a small price to pay for the advantages gained.The most difficult thing for most teams is shifting the perception of the test team competing with thedevelopers where their focus is detecting faults and preventing poor quality products from being released.The new, agile testing, paradigm is the test team collaborating with the developers to build quality in from the start and release robust products that deliver the best possible business value for the customer.

    Hope this helped

    Regards,
    Sridevi


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Just to start with, you can try with the simple test plan template given below-

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    1. Purpose
    2. Outline
    2.1 Test Plan Identifier
    2.2 Introduction
    2.3 Test Items
    2.4 Features to be tested
    2.5 Features not to be tested
    2.6 Approach
    2.7 Item Pass / Fail Criteria
    2.8 Suspension Criteria and Resumption Requirements
    2.9 Test Deliverables
    2.10 Testing Tasks
    2.11 Environmental Needs
    2.12 Responsibilities
    2.13 Staffing and Training Needs
    2.14 Schedule
    2.15 Approvals


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    I have included the test plan template in this post..
    http://software-testing-askme.blogsp...-template.html

    You can note the detail points under each test plan step..

    If you want sample Test plan query me on
    shindevijaykr@gmail.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by rose View Post
    hi i know test plans differ from projects to projects ....
    But was just wondering if i can get a template for test plan which i can refer while writing my first test plan... I have got withme the general template that i got after googling... If anyone has got template...help me out... Thanks
    a software project test plan is a document that describes the objectives, scope, approach, and focus of a software testing effort. The process of preparing a test plan is a useful way to think through the efforts needed to validate the acceptability of a software product. The completed document will help people outside the test group understand the 'why' and 'how' of product validation. It should be thorough enough to be useful but not so thorough that no one outside the test group will read it. A test plan states what the items to be tested are, at what level they will be tested, what sequence they are to be tested in, how the test strategy will be applied to the testing of each item, and describes the test environment. A test plan should ideally be organisation wide, being applicable to all of an organisations software developments. The objective of each test plan is to provide a plan for verification, by testing the software, the software produced fulfils the functional or design statements of the appropriate software specification. In the case of acceptance testing and system testing, this generally means the functional specification. The first consideration when preparing the test plan is who the intended audience is Ė i.e. The audience for a unit test plan would be different, and thus the content would have to be adjusted accordingly. You should begin the test plan as soon as possible. Generally it is desirable to begin the master test plan as the same time the requirements documents and the project plan are being developed. Test planning can (and should) have an impact on the project plan. Even though plans that are written early will have to be changed during the course of the development and testing, but that is important, because it records the progress of the testing and helps planners become more proficient.
    1. Test plan identifier
    2. References
    3. Introduction
    4. Test items
    5. Software risk issues
    6. Features to be tested
    7. Features not to be tested
    8. Approach
    9. Item pass/fail criteria
    10. Suspension criteria and resumption requirements
    11. Test deliverables
    12. Remaining test tasks
    13. Environmental needs
    14. Staffing and training needs
    15. Responsibilities
    16. Schedule
    17. Planning risks and contingencies
    18. Approvals
    19. Glossary

    Last edited by jainbrijesh; 07-10-2007 at 02:30 AM.
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    Post Test Plan Template

    Test plan: a software project test plan is a document that describes the objectives, scope, approach, and focus of a software testing effort. Objective product overview relevant document, standards, legal requirements traceability requirement overall project organization and personnel contact-info/responsibility assumption and dependencies risk analysis testing priorities and focus scope and limitation test outline: decomposition of test approach by test type, feature, functionalities, modules etc. Test environment configuration management process test tools to be used including version, patches etc problem tracking and resolution project test metrics entry and exit criteria test suspension and restart criteria. Personnel allocation and pertaining needs outside test organizations to be utilized with purpose, responsibilities, deliverables etc. Etc. Open issues


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Thanks guys! Ima new member. Even i am looking for all agile testing... Good answers.


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    i know dat test paln templates r differs from projects to projects.can u send me a sample thats y i understand to write test plan first time.


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Test Plan is the doc. how toperform complete testing onan app in more efficient, effective and optimize way.
    Contents of test Plan:-
    1.Identifier
    2.Introduction
    3.Test Items
    4.Function tobe tested
    5.Function not to be tested
    6. Item Pass/Fail
    7.Test Approach
    8.Test Environment
    9.Test Schedule:
    10.Test Stragegy
    11.Roles and Responsibilies
    12.Staffing and Training
    13.Suspension and Resumption criteria
    14.Test Approvals
    15.Test Deliverables
    16.Test Tasks


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    yes rose,testplan varies from project to project and from company to company..most of the time u find same common terms are used everywhere.

    i am enclosing an attachment of testplan..just check this.

    Last edited by gouthami123; 12-28-2007 at 05:43 AM. Reason: attachment missing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gouthami123 View Post
    yes rose,testplan varies from project to project and from company to company..most of the time u find same common terms are used everywhere.

    i am enclosing an attachment of testplan..just check this.
    Hi Gouthami ,

    Still the attachment is missing. I think you have some problems regarding uploading. Logout and then re login and try uploading it may work.


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Table of Contents
    1.1 Introduction:
    1.2 Scope:
    1.3 Features to be tested:
    1.4 Features not to be tested:
    1.5 Test Strategy
    1.5.1 Black box testing:
    1.5.2 Smoke/sanity testing
    1.5.3 Functional testing
    1.5.4 Compatibility testing:
    1.5.5 Web testing:
    1.5.6 System testing:
    1.5.7 Recovery testing:
    1.5.8 Security testing:
    1.5.9 Load testing:
    1.5.10 Volume testing:
    1.5.11 Stress testing:
    1.5.12 Performance testing:
    1.5.13 Retesting
    1.5.14 Regression testing
    1.5.15 GUI testing
    1.5.16 Cofiguration testing
    1.5.17 Database testing
    1.5.18 Ad-hoc testing
    1.5.19 Exploratory testing
    1.5.20 User interface testing
    2.1 Suspension
    2.2 Resumption Criteria:
    2.3 Entry criteria
    2.4 Exit criteria
    3.0 Environment
    3.1.1 Workstation
    3.1.2 Application Server
    3.1.2 Database server
    3.2 Software Required
    3.3 Roles and Responsibilities:
    3.4 Test schedule:
    3.5 Deliverables:
    3.6 Training plan:
    4.1 Risk Management:
    4.2 Control Procedure:
    4.2.1 Reviews:
    4.2.3 Defect Reporting:
    4.2.4 Defect Prevention Meeting:
    4.3 Dependency:
    4.3.1 Personal
    4.3.2 Software:
    4.3.3 Hardware:
    4.3.4 Test Data:
    4.4 Approval:


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Table of Contents
    1.1 Introduction: 5
    1.2 Scope: 5
    1.3 Features to be tested: 5
    1.4 Features not to be tested: 5
    1.5 Test Strategy 6
    1.5.1 Black box testing: 6
    1.5.2 Smoke/sanity testing 7
    1.5.3 Functional testing 7
    1.5.4 Compatibility testing: 7
    1.5.5 Web testing: 7
    1.5.6 System testing: 7
    1.5.7 Recovery testing: 8
    1.5.8 Security testing: 8
    1.5.9 Load testing: 8
    1.5.10 Volume testing: 8
    1.5.11 Stress testing: 8
    1.5.12 Performance testing: 9
    1.5.13 Retesting 9
    1.5.14 Regression testing 9
    1.5.15 GUI testing 10
    1.5.16 Cofiguration testing 10
    1.5.17 Database testing 10
    1.5.18 Ad-hoc testing 10
    1.5.19 Exploratory testing 11
    1.5.20 User interface testing 11
    2.1 Suspension 11
    2.2 Resumption Criteria: 11
    2.3 Entry criteria 12
    2.4 Exit criteria 12
    3.0 Environment 13
    3.1.1 Workstation 13
    3.1.2 Application Server 13
    3.1.2 Database server 13
    3.2 Software Required 13
    3.3 Roles and Responsibilities: 14
    3.4 Test schedule: 14
    3.5 Deliverables: 15
    3.6 Training plan: 16
    4.1 Risk Management: 16
    4.2 Control Procedure: 16
    4.2.1 Reviews: 16
    4.2.3 Defect Reporting: 16
    4.2.4 Defect Prevention Meeting: 17
    4.3 Dependency: 17
    4.3.1 Personal 17
    4.3.2 Software: 17
    4.3.3 Hardware: 17
    4.3.4 Test Data: 17
    4.4 Approval: 18


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    Test plan template, based on ieee 829 format test plan identifier (tpi). References introduction test items software risk issue features to be tested features not to be tested approach item pass/fail criteria entry & exit criteria suspension criteria and resumption requirements test deliverables remaining test tasks environmental needs staffing and training needs responsibilities planning risks and contingencies approvals


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    Quote Originally Posted by bvani View Post
    Test Plan Format:
    Test Plan ID: Unique number of name for future reference.
    Introduction: About Project & Testing
    Test Items: Names of all modules in that project
    Features to be Tested: Names of modules to prepare test cases for testing.
    Features not to be Tested: Names of modules to copy test cases from test case data base.
    3, 4, 5 specifies "what to test?"
    Approach: Selected list of test factors by Project Manager and select list of testing techniques to be applied.
    Entry Criteria:
    Testing environment establised
    Test cases prepared
    Received build from developers
    Suspension Criteria:
    Testing environment is not working due to repair
    sudden changes in customer requirements
    pending defects are more
    Exit Criteria:
    all modules tested
    all types of tests applied
    all major bugs resolved
    Test Environment: Required software and hardware to conduct testing on this project including testing tools.
    Test Deliverables: List of documents to be prepared by testing engineers.
    6 to 11 specifies "how to test?"
    Staff & Training Needs: Names of selected test engineers and required number of training sessions.
    Responsibilities: Work allotments to above selected test engineers
    12 & 13 specifies "who to test?"
    Schedule: Dates and time
    14 specifies "when to test?"
    Risks & Mitigation: The list of risks and solutions to overcome.
    Approvals: Signatures of test lead and project manager.
    thank bvani.IS it the same way to write test plan any jr.tester also. if not could you pl. explain the approach of writing test plan as testengineer.


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    According to the IEEE Standard 829 - 1998:

    A test plan shall have the following structure:

    a) Test plan identifier;
    b) Introduction;
    c) Test items;
    d) Features to be tested;
    e) Features not to be tested;
    f) Approach;
    g) Item pass/fail criteria;
    h) Suspension criteria and resumption requirements;
    i) Test deliverables;
    j) Testing tasks;
    k) Environmental needs;
    l) Responsibilities;
    m) Staffing and training needs;
    n) Schedule;
    o) Risks and contingencies;
    p) Approvals.

    Best regards!


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    its a bookish answer and purely theoretical concept,i want some pratical answer
    ok thanks


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    Re: Test Plan Template

    -how to prepare test strategy?
    Q-how to prepare test plan? what is the difference between test strategy and test plan


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