As testing is a formal process it has to be documented. This section outlines the various types of document required to record the testing process with a special emphasis on the Test Plan.
A number of types of document are needed for testing to take place of any type. In many cases these are created as the project proceeds. However a there is an International standard, IEEE829, which details the types of document, what should be in each, and how each relates to the other.
- IEEE 829 Documentation - is an overview of the international documentation standard that can be used for all types of testing.
A particularly important document is the Test Plan. This series of articles outlines various issues to do with creating a good test plan.
- Test Plans - explains the key features of preparing an IEEE 829 test plan.
- Testing Entry Criteria - seven to include in a test plan.
- Testing Exit Criteria - five to include in a test plan.
- 2.1 Background deals with what needs to be considered.
- 2.2 Objectives of the Test Plan deals with the the two types of UAT test plan.
- 2.3 Objectives of UAT deals with what you intend to be the result of doing UAT.
- 2.4 References deals with what need to go in this section.
- 3. Test Items gives guidance on what to put in this section of a test plan.
- 4. Features to be Tested gives guidance on what features are in relation to test items.
- 5. Features not to be Tested gives guidance on what features are in relation to test items that will not be tested.
Test Documentation Detail
- FREE UAT Test Plan Template - plan template based on the IEEE 829 standard.
- IEEE 829 Test Plans outlines what needs to be included in a test plan to make it a balanced project plan.
- IEEE 829 Documentation - the eight types of document in the IEEE 829 standard including the test plan.