Test Planning

After completion of the test strategy preparation, PM (Project Manager) can sign in a Test Lead. The test lead can study the test strategy document and can start preparation of the test plan document.

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Test Plan

(a) Team Formation- Test lead can start test planning process with testing team formation. While formation of the team, test lead depends on the below factors:


  • Project Size (Number of Functionalities)
  • Test Duration (Number of Working Days)
  • Available Testers on bench
  • Available resources in test environment
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Team Formation

(b) Identifying Tactical Risks- After completion of testing team formation ,test lead concentrates on risk identification which includes-

  • Lack of Domain Knowledge to Testers
  • Lack of Documentation
  • Lack of Time
  • Lack of Resources
  • Delays is Delivery
  •  Lack of developer's seriousness
  • Lack of Communication
(c) Preparation of Test Plan-  After completion of testing team formation and risk analysis, test lead starts preparation of test plan document in IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) 829 format. 

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(d) Review Test Plan- After completion of test plan document preparation test lead conducts a review meeting along with project manager, business analyst, system analyst and selected testers for the current project. In this review meeting test lead performs the test changes in the test plan if needed (it depends upon the feedback)

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