Test strategy vs Test Plan

Test strategy vs Test Plan

Postby neeharika » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:53 am

What is Test plan and its contents?What is Test strategy and its contents?What is the difference between Test plan and Test Strategy?
If someone could answer my question, that would be great.
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Re: Test strategy vs Test Plan

Postby admin » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:16 am

A Test Plan describes the approach, Features to be tested, Testers assigned, and whatever you plan for your project. A Test Plan is usually prepared by Manager or Team Lead. That is true but not exclusively. It depends on what the test plan is intended for. Some companies have defined a test plan as being what most would consider a test case. Meaning that it is for one part of the functionality validation.

A strategy is how you are going to address testing for the project. Some companies have a strategy or approach section in the test plan, others have a seperate document.

In some companies a general strategy document is created. This outlines what is expected/advised (depending the companies policy) to do. The test plan documents at this moment are based on the organizational strategy and as such are more light weight.
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Re: Test strategy vs Test Plan

Postby vasanthi » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:52 pm

Test strategy is prepared by the Project Manager, and is more high level. It is generally a static document.
Test plan, on the other hand, is prepared by the team lead and deals with the who, when, how details of a test. It details who will do what, by when, how bugs will be reported, time schedules etc.
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