Test Approach Plan

What is the Test Approach Plan?

The Test Approach Plan defines the approach that is to be taken to ensure that the correct testing is performed to ensure that the customer’s requirements are fully met within the Project.

The Test Approach Plan is used to define the steps that will be undertaken during the testing process.

Document Contents

The "Project Details" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
ID - Title The unique Project identifier and the title of the Project. These properties are set on the Project and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.
Description The Project description. This property is set on the Project and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.
Background Describes where the idea for the Project originated. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.
Objectives Describes what the Project is to achieve. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.
Justification Describes the justification for the Project in terms of cost versus benefit. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.
Sponsor(s) The Project Sponsor is a senior management position whose role is to own the Project and to ensure that the benefits are fully realised. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.

The "Project Scope" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Included Scope Items

Describes in detail the Project’s included scope items.

List of Scope Items.

These items come from the Scope Statement and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.

Scope Items displayed are sorted in ascending order by Order Index and paged to 10 items per page.

Excluded Scope Items

Describes in detail the Project’s excluded scope items.

List of Scope Items.

These items come from the Scope Statement and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.

Scope Items displayed are sorted in ascending order by Order Index and paged to 10 items per page.

The "Solution Design" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Design Elements

Describes the design elements of the proposed solution for the project.

List of Design Elements.

These items come from the Design Specification and cannot be modified within the Test Approach Plan.

Elements displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID.

Element's Attachments can be displayed by using the row details feature of the TreeList.

The "Unit Approach Plan" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Narrative Describes the overall Unit Test approach. Rich Text.
Steps

Describes the individual steps that are required to define, document and gain approval for the Project’s Unit Testing approach.

List of Steps.

Steps displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID and paged to 25 items per page.

The "Integration Approach Plan" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Narrative Describes the overall Integration Test approach. Rich Text.
Steps

Describes the individual steps that are required to define, document and gain approval for the Project’s Integration Testing approach.

List of Steps.

Steps displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID and paged to 25 items per page.

The "Performance Approach Plan" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Narrative Describes the overall Performance Test approach. Rich Text.
Steps

Describes the individual steps that are required to define, document and gain approval for the Project’s Performance Testing approach.

List of Steps.

Steps displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID and paged to 25 items per page.

The "Acceptance Approach Plan" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Narrative Describes the overall User Acceptance Test approach. Rich Text.
Steps

Describes the individual steps that are required to define, document and gain approval for the Project’s User Acceptance Testing approach.

List of Steps.

Steps displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID and paged to 25 items per page.