Guidance on creating Regression Test Plans from Iteration Test Plans


  • We are struggling with the best way to get re-use out of written test cases.  Currently we are running two week sprints.  For each sprint we create a Sprint Test Plan and add the requirements for the User Stories assigned to the sprint.  The team then creates the test cases for the user story.  Since the functional area will be developed over the course of multiple sprints, we want to also create a regression test plan for the area using the test cases that have already been created.  It seems like there are lots of ways to do it and some have an impact on the out of the box reporting (Story Overview).  Is it best to just link all the user stories developed in the sprints to the regression test plan or is it best to create suites that have just the test cases linked or finally is it best to copy the test cases so they get new ids?  Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Tricia

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:58 PM


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  • According to me, you should create a regression test suite and simply copy it over to the new test plan, see



    Thursday, March 01, 2012 6:38 AM
  • Hi Tricia,

    How about the issue now?

    Anuj has provided information in the reply, is there any help of this issue?

    If anything is unclear, please free feel to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Lily Wu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 9:36 AM
  • Hi,

    I am having same issue with My regerssion test Plan:

    In my regression test plan I have lot of test cases from other test plan (Sprint3,4 n 5) from previous sprint......when I want to change something in test cases of regression test plan  it effecting test case from where it was copies from, since test case id is same....

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:28 PM
  • Hi Tester MTm,

    Thank you for your question.

    I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your patience.

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

    Best Regards,

    Lily Wu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Friday, March 09, 2012 7:22 AM
  • I'd like to supplement Anuj's idea. After we copied test suite, same set of test cases are maintained across test plans, we can workaound the above problem by:

    In the new test plan, test suite, copy existing test case, then delete original test case.

    In VS 11 the copy feature will be deep copy, and create real new tests.  See

    Hope your question will be clear soon.

    Forrest Guo | MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:57 AM