Definition of a Test Plan
A test plan can be defined as a document describing the scope, approach, resources, and schedule of intended testing activities. It identifies test items, the features to be tested, the testing tasks, who will do each task, and any risks requiring contingency planning.
In software testing, a test plan gives detailed testing information regarding an upcoming testing effort, including
- Scope of testing
- Test Deliverables
- Release Criteria
- Risks and Contingencies
It is also be described as a detail of how the testing will proceed, who will do the testing, what will be tested, in how much time the test will take place, and to what quality level the test will be performed.
Few other definitions –
The process of defining a test project so that it can be properly measured and controlled. The test planning process generates a high level test plan document that identifies the software items to be tested, the degree of tester independence, the test environment, the test case design and test measurement techniques to be used, and the rationale for their choice.
A testing plan is a methodological and systematic approach to testing a system such as a machine or software. It can be effective in finding errors and flaws in a system. In order to find relevant results, the plan typically contains experiments with a range of operations and values, including an understanding of what the eventual workflow will be.
Test plan is a document which includes, introduction, assumptions, list of test cases, list of features to be tested, approach, deliverables, resources, risks and scheduling.
A test plan is a systematic approach to testing a system such as a machine or software. The plan typically contains a detailed understanding of what the eventual workflow will be.
A record of the test planning process detailing the degree of tester indedendence, the test environment, the test case design techniques and test measurement techniques to be used, and the rationale for their choice.