RQM - Test Plan


The goal of the Test Plan is:

  1. Communication - Target the efforts to the right/high value tasks.
  2. Reporting - Get insight in the status and progress of the test activities.
Tip! When starting, check RQM-Tiny

Complete series

Test Plan Sections

Tip! Hide as many sections as possible! Start with a basic set (Summary, Test Cases, Test Execution Records).

The following list of sections are based on the default template of a Test Plan. Alternative can be leveraging the TMAP Next template.

  1. Summary
    Categories can be applied.
    Team and Timelines
  2. Business Objectives
  3. Test Objectives
  4. Formal Review
  5. Requirements Collection Links
  6. Development Plan Links
  7. Risk Assessment
  8. Test Schedules
    The active timeline depends on the active team area. See Teams and Timelines. Not to confuse with Execution Schedule.
  9. Test Estimation
  10. Test Environment
  11. Quality Objectives
  12. Entry Criteria
  13. Exit Criteria
  14. Test Suites
  15. Test Cases

    The list of Test Cases which might be used in the context of the Test Plan. Which are executed is planned with Test Execution Records.

  16. Test Case Execution Records

    The 'tasks' to execute a certain test.

  17. Resources
  18. Attachments

After selecting Manage Sections you can add the following sections:

  1. Application Security
  2. Child Test Plans
    One can define current test plan as a Master Test Plan by pointing to one or more child test plans.
  3. Instruments and Test Equipment
  4. Normative and Informative Documents
  5. Requirements
    The old 'requirements' list, e.g. to link to ReqPro. Use Requirement Collection Links (above) for CLM links.
  6. Sampling Strategy
  7. Software Test Envionment Details
  8. Test Bed
  9. Test Conditions
  10. Test Data
  11. Test Identification
  12. Test Plan Scope
  13. Test Strategy
  14. Test Suite Execution Records
  15. Test Team
    Team and Timelines
  16. Associated E-signature (new in 4.0.4)

You can create dynamically new sections. You can define your own templates. You can report (RPE-RQM) on sections which are part of a template.

Defining Objectives

Some objectives are supplied and are calculated based on current status. Other objects can be created with the following steps:

  1. Select Admin
  2. Select Manage Project Properties
  3. Select Quality Objectives

The shown objectives are calculated. You can add manually new objectives.

Blocker and Critical are Sev1 defects.

Figure: Automated evaluation of Quality Objectives.

The objectives list to choose from are the same for:

  1. Quality Objectives
  2. Entry Criteria
  3. Exit Criteria