The Word template can be bought through a template package. Case studies and reports are freely available in the table below.
The purpose of the test plan is to communicate the intent of the testing activities. The following people use the test plan:
An initial Test Plan, typically referred to as the "Master" Test Plan, may be created during the Inception phase. This instance of the Test Plan provides an overview of the test effort over the life of the project, providing foresight into when resources will be required and when important quality dimensions and risks will be addressed.
As each iteration is planned, one or more specific "Iteration" Test Plans are created providing specific information focused on the iteration.
A Tester is responsible for the integrity of the Test Plan, ensuring that:
The Test Designer uses the contents of the Test Plan to produce the following related artifact:
The Test Plan (contents and format) may require modification to meet the needs of internal or external standards, guidelines, or oversight. Start with the Test Plan template included with the UPEDU and add, modify, or remove content as needed.
The "Master Test Plan," created at the outset of the project may only provide an overview of the total test effort planned. The test plans created during each iteration should contain more precise information related to the specific requirements for test, test strategies, resources, etc. that relate to the specified iteration.