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  • hi
    anyone can tell me the brief about the Test Plan, Test Strategy, Test Methods and Test Methodology.
    if it is possible send the templates about all.

    Friday, January 29, 2010 1:37 PM


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  • Hi,

    These are common terms in software testing. You may search Wikipedia to get an idea about these terms.
    1. Test Plan
    2. Test Strategy
    3. Test Method

    One may easily find the following test plan samples/ templates on the web.
    1. http://www.sqatester.com/documentation/testplansmpl.htm
    2. http://www.klariti.com/templates/Test-Plan-Template.shtml
    3. http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/enterprise-solutions/testing-a-sample-test-plan-3283
    4. http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/test-plan-template/

    Inder P Singh
    Blog: Software Testing Space

    • Marked as answer by Alan Page Friday, February 26, 2010 1:06 AM
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 11:56 AM
  • First at the time of developing a strategy of tests it is to know well clearly that one will face, that is to say, that type of software will try, what will be the reach of its tests. Once having this clear element, it will happen to realise the selection of the types of tests that will realise in dependency of previously raised. It will explain the types of tests that will realise, as well as the techniques in the same. It must have present the types of errors that hope to find with those tests, by ex:

    -Incorrect or absent functions.

    -Errors of interface.

    -Errors in structures of data or accesses to external data bases.

    -Errors of yield. Errors of boot and completion.

    It must also specify in this strategy of tests the surroundings of the tests, that is to say, software and hardware that will need for it. Once finished with this step the process of tests must consider which will be made up of the following activities:

    - To prepare the execution of the tests. (To evaluate the given thing by the developers, to verify that all the material and/or human resources are ready, to assign tasks to the test equipment, to prepare work documents)

    - Measurement (To execute the planned tests, to interchange information periodically, to evaluate the progress of the tests, to reasignar tasks between the members of the equipment, to daily communicate the detected nonconformities or bugs)

    - Evaluation (To value reached results, to analyze the tendency of the detected nonconformities, to realise closing meeting)

    Also in a test strategy the different cases from tests are present to realise by functionality, as well as to define the release.


    A plan of tests this made up of many important aspects between which is the strategy of tests, next I enumerate some:

    - It reaches - Organization of the test equipment

    - Specification of software and hardware

    - Functionalities to try

    - Strategy of tests

    - Material and/or financial Resources

    - Calendar and terms

    It excuses by my language, is that I speak Spanish. I hope it to have helped.




    Monday, June 7, 2010 7:04 PM