Friday, July 19, 2013

Test Plan and Test Strategy

Test strategy:
This document is normally prepared by project manager using business requirement documents and is normally not updated frequently.

Test Plan:
This document is prepared by test lead or Senior Test engineer using SRS, use case document, product description. This is usually derived from test strategy. This document is updated with each release or build

Components of the Test Strategy document Components of the Test Plan document
Scope and Objectives Test Plan id
Business issues Introduction
Roles and responsibilities Test items
Communication and status reporting Features to be tested
Test deliverability Features not to be tested
Industry standards to follow Test techniques
Test automation and tools Testing tasks
Testing measurements and metrices Suspension criteria
Risks and mitigation Features pass or fail criteria
Defect reporting and tracking Test environment (Entry criteria, Exit criteria)
Change and configuration management Test delivarables
Training plan Staff and training needs

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