Test Plan Outline
- TEST ITEMS
List each of the items (programs) to be tested.
- FEATURES TO BE TESTED
List each of the features (functions or
requirements) which will be tested or demonstrated by the test.
- FEATURES NOT TO BE TESTED
Explicitly lists each feature, function, or
requirement which won't be tested and why not.
Describe the data flows and test philosophy.
Live execution, Etc.
- ITEM PASS/FAIL CRITERIA Blanket statement
Itemized list of expected
output and tolerances
- SUSPENSION/RESUMPTION CRITERIA
Must the test run from start to
Under what circumstances may it be resumed in the
Establish check-points in long tests.
- TEST DELIVERABLES
What, besides software, will be delivered?
- TESTING TASKS Functional tasks (e.g., equipment set up)
- ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS
Office space &
Who does the tasks in Section 10?
What does the
- STAFFING & TRAINING
- RISKS & CONTINGENCIES
Adapted from IEEE Standard for Software Test Documentation (829)
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