2.4. A Test Plan Template
The template presented in Figure 2.1 is one that I often use for developing test plans. (I have also used the IEEE 829 test plan template, which I'll discuss a little later in this chapter.) It isn't a tool for cutting and pasting a test plan in little time with little thought; rather, it is a logical set of topics that I've found I need to consider carefully for my test efforts. Feel free to add or delete topics as your needs dictate. The following sections examine the parts of the test plan template one by one.