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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Chapter 9. Test Planning and Preparation

Test Planning and Preparation

Purpose

The purpose of the Test Planning and Preparation Phase is to determine the testing required for producing a quality system and ensuring that adequate plans and data exist to conduct the testing. Testing often becomes the critical path activity on the project because rarely is this task planned for until the programs are largely written, and, even when planned for, it is usually underestimated and understaffed. The level of planning described in this section should improve the efficiency of the Testing Phase. The process map above depicts the activities required to complete the Test Planning and Preparation ...

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