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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 Free 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. The UAT Plan Plus template provides more help with examples or suggested text for all sections to guide you in dealing with the specific issues to do with your project.

The UAT Plan Template enables you to:




The UAT Plan Plus template is 23 pages long and has the full structure of a UAT Test Plan plus examples or suggested text for every UAT Plan section.

You can pay in UK Pounds (GBP) £9.99, US Dollars (USD) $15.99, Australian Dollars (AUD) $15.49, or Euros €12.99, just click the appropriate button. Terms and conditions apply.

The UAT Plan Free 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 they:

  • Outline a six stage process for running UAT.
  • Outline the six connected sub-processes for developing tests.
  • Provide a framework for deciding the scope of testing.
  • Guide you on why specific User Acceptance Tests should be run rather than repeating a subsection of the system testing.

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

Manage Your Stakeholders’ Expectations

The paid for template helps you to manage the expectations of stakeholders by providing a plan structure and also specific guidance on the:

  • Four main stakeholder groups (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Ten objectives for a test plan (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Three key objectives for UAT (UAT Plan Plus).

This 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. Specific suggestions are made for:

  • Two types of UAT plan and how they connect to each other.
  • Major testing tasks, their dependencies, and which stakeholders are responsible (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Three important sub-processes for running the tests (UAT Plan Plus).

The framework of activities and events allows you to plot key dates and get agreement for when things need to be done.



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. The template gives:

  • Five key steps to prepare for testing (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Nine Entry Criteria before accepting a system into UAT (UAT Plan Plus).

This information helps you to control how and when UAT will take place rather than being driven by events.

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:

  • Six Exit Criteria to define when running UAT tests has been completed (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Five point scale for classifying Incidents for evaluation (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Four stage decision process for evaluating the results (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Process for deciding Pass / Fail criteria (UAT Plan Plus).

These tools allow you to make a balanced decision about accepting a system into service considering the benefits to the organisation versus the risks of doing so. It also provides and audit trail of project decisions taken and who took them.

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. The template provides:

  • Four categories of unexpected events to consider (UAT Plan Plus).
  • The importance of counter measures in the pure Risk section (UAT Plan Plus).
  • A framework to discuss risk with stakeholders and agree in advance how it will be dealt with (UAT Plan Plus).
  • When to Suspend and Resume testing (UAT Plan Plus).

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. The resource sections in the template cover the:

  • Who the four major stakeholders are.
  • What UAT responsibilities the four major stakeholders have (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Seven key areas to consider for the testing environment setup (UAT Plan Plus).
  • Nine key test documentation deliverables (UAT Plan Plus).

These headings provide you with the framework to start considering what you need to include in your project to achieve a successful UAT conclusion.

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.
  • UAT Plan Free contains the outline of the structured plan.
  • UAT Plan Plus contains 23 pages covering the structure with examples or suggested text for all sections.
  • Are available for download immediately for the UAT Plan Free version and as soon as payment for has cleared, – normally a few minutes, – for the UAT Plan Plus version via links in a download page and email.

The UAT Plan Plus template is 23 pages long and has the full structure of a UAT Test Plan plus examples or suggested text for every UAT Plan section.

You can pay in UK Pounds (GBP) £9.99, US Dollars (USD) $15.99, Australian Dollars (AUD) $15.49, or Euros €12.99, just click the appropriate button. Terms and conditions apply.

The UAT Plan Free 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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