The test plan is very important in any organization. The Test Plan defines the project’s objectives, scope, approach, and focus of its testing efforts. The process of preparing a Test Plan provides an effective way to think through the efforts needed to validate the acceptability of the application under test (AUT).
There are various roles on projects, some people may play more than one role. You should always check with your organizations testing methodology on what your role(s) are. Below is a breakdown of quality assurance roles and responsibilities:
- Oversees all testing staff and activities for all assigned applications
I was cleaning out a folder on my machine when I stumbled on an oldie but goodie PDF called “Classic Testing Mistakes” by Brian Marick.
In the paper he states how he breaks the classic mistakes into 5 themes and how to resolve the mistakes:
Test Management tools are very important to any test team. Test teams use these tools to help capture requirements, design test cases, map test cases to requirements, test execution reports and much more. Companies may use one to many tools for this, which range from very expensive to open source. My advice would be to pick a tool that can meet most of your current and near future needs.
On 10/28/2008 I attended the 1st annual MindSurf Conference, which had various sessions for Business Analysis, Project Management and more. The sessions I thought that stood above the rest were:
- So Who Does What Anyway? Sorting out Business Analysis and Project Management
- Enterprise Analysis: Finding the Heart and Head of the Organization