Randy Rice's Software Testing Site

Test Planning and Design   

2 Days

Testing has three distinct activities: Planning, execution and evaluation. Each activity requires about one-third of the time and effort. However, how well you do the one-third of the time in test planning determines how well the other two-thirds of the testing effort will be performed.

This course teaches how to write test plans that make the best use of your resources. We discuss many aspects of testware and how to create, maintain and manage it through all the phases of testing on a project.  "Testware" is a term used to describe all of the materials used to perform a test. Testware includes test plans, test cases, test scripts, and any other items needed to design and perform a test. Designing tests effectively, maintaining the test documentation, and keeping track of all the test documentation (testware) are all major challenges in the testing effort. This course is designed to teach the process of dealing with all aspects of testware before, during and after the test.

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Program Information

This course is presented on an in-house basis only unless offered as a special public course. Contact us for information about how to bring this course into your organization.


Module 1 - Terminology

Module 2 - Developing Quality Requirements

Module 3 - Basic Test Planning

 Module 4 - The Test Planning Process

Module 5 - Knowing What’s Important: Risk Assessment

Module 6 - Test Case Development

Module 7 - Unit Testing

Module 8 - System Testing

Module 9 – Tools For Testware Creation and Management

Module 10 – The Testware Lifecycle



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Oklahoma City, OK  73189