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Appendix D: Essential Test Plan

A test plan is a roadmap that allows some feasibility check of the following items:

  • Resource/cost

  • Schedule

  • Goals

A test plan contains the following major components:

  1. Goals and Exit Criteria

    • Quality goals that need to be met for test phase to exit

    • Robustness goals of the product

    • Schedule goals of the project

    • Performance and efficiency goals of the product

  2. Items to Be Tested/Inspected

    • Executables such as modules and components

    • Nonexecutables such as requirements specification or design specification

  3. Test Process/Methodologies

    • Unit test/ Functional test/ Acceptance test/ Regression test/ and so on, methodologies

    • Inspections/reviews methodologies

    • Black-box testing (e.g., Input domain test, boundary value ...

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