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Software Testing Practice: Test Management by Mario Winter, Thomas Rossner, Tilo Linz, Andreas Spillner

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5 The Test Plan

This chapter describes the relationship between the strategic concepts of the quality and test policies and their concrete implementation in test planning.

A core element of test planning is creating a set of test plan1 documents. This chapter provides a detailed account of the typical contents of these planning documents and the activities that lead to them.

5.1 General Test Plan Structure

5.1.1 From Strategy to Implementation

Chapter 4 described the relationship between a quality policy, test policy, and test handbook. Whereas quality and test policy can be considered strategic corporate guidelines, a test handbook ideally represents a collection of “best practices,” supporting and facilitating the implementation of strategic ...

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