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How To Write A Test Plan

Writing an Agile Test Plan


In agile, documentation is a tool to achieve a goal, and not an end in itself. And that goal is working software.  In addition, responding to change is favored over following a plan. So a key agile principle is to only document information that is needed.

Agile testing focuses on short iterative sprints with only a few requirements. Therefore, it is only natural that Agile test plan documentation is less extensive than with legacy testing, Instead, in Agile you need to create a test plan for each sprint, usually only a page or two in length. Basically, and Agile test plan needs no more than:

  • Introduction that lists basic information such as test scope and test objectives.
  • Test strategies, processes and steps.
  • Team roles and responsibilities.

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