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UAT Test Plan Template

Successful User Acceptance Testing (UAT) requires setting a testing strategy and writing a plan. However for many projects this means starting with a blank sheet of paper which makes the process take longer as you try to think of all the issues. The UAT Plan template provides a solid structure based on the IEEE829 test plan structure with explanations of each heading and subheading, and links back to the relevant articles on the website.

Please note that we used to offer an advanced Template to buy. However due to draconian European VAT MOSS regulations, which have the effect of closing down small on-line businesses and products, we are no longer able to offer this. However the free template is still available for you to use.

The UAT Plan Template enables you to:




The UAT Plan template has the full structure of a UAT test plan and allows you to get started straight away in planning the Scope of your UAT.

No registration required. Just click the button to download the template, then edit it.


Write a UAT Plan Rapidly

The User Acceptance Testing Plan Template is based on the international IEEE829 standard for test documentation which is specified as part of the ISTQB testing qualifications. The standard covers requirements for creating a test plan in sixteen sections. The templates:

  • Map the requirements for a test plan to the specific needs of UAT.
  • Map the sixteen sections to the five key plan principles.
  • Suggest good practice in each of the sixteen sections.
  • Provide example text that can be used or tailored to your project (UAT Plan Plus).

Rather than staring at a blank page you have a document to start editing immediately.

Focus On Your Project Issues

The UAT Plan Templates deal not only with the common issues to do with testing but provides information on how to deal with the unique ones to do with your project. In particular it outlines a six stage process for running UAT.

It gives you a framework which allows you to concentrate on the specific issues to do with your project.

Manage Your Stakeholders’ Expectations

The template helps you to manage the expectations of the four main stakeholder groups./p>

It provides you with a firm basis for discussion with stakeholders and obtaining agreement from them in advance, rather than in a rush once UAT has started and issues come up.

Schedule UAT Effectively

You are given guidance in managing the schedule of events and activities of UAT.



Know When to Start UAT

A key issue is when to start running the UAT tests. Starting all of the UAT activities when the system has been delivered into UAT will not work as a number of decisions must be made before then.

Make Informed Decisions about Accepting a System

A number of issues relate evaluating the results from UAT. The template assists these processes by outlining the process.

Manage Unexpected Events

A number of events can affect The UAT process. As an example, the Go Live date is usually inflexible while the date the system is delivered into UAT seems always to be late. This common situation is a risk that can be anticipated.

Knowing when and how to deal with project risks gives you an edge in achieving successful User Acceptance Testing of a system.



Estimate Required Resource

The resources needed for UAT need to be decided in advance of the system being delivered for testing.

Start Planning Now

You can be planning and discussing the issues to do with your UAT project within minutes as the templates can be downloaded to your workstation. The documents:

  • Are in Microsoft Word 97-2003 A4 format so they can easily edited.
  • Have clickable links to relevant article pages on the website.
  • Contain a clickable and updateable index to the various sections.
  • Are available for download immediately for the UAT Plan.

The UAT Plan template has the full structure of a UAT test plan and allows you to get started straight away in planning the Scope of your UAT.

No registration required. Just click the button to download the template, then edit it.


UAT Plan Issues

  • Test Plans outlines what needs to be included in a test plan.
  • IEEE 829 Documentation - is an overview of the international documentation standard that can be used for all types of testing.


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