How to Create a Test Plan?

How to Create a Test Plan?


The Test Suite is a container that has a set of tests which help the testers in executing and reporting the test execution status. It can take any of the three states i.e. Active, in progress and completed. The Test Suite consists of :
1.Test Catalogue
2. Test Insights.
The Test suite further contains Test Dashboards & Sign-offs.
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The Test Catalogue contains the test plans, test scenarios, and the test cases in a hierarchical manner. Each of the plan, scenario and test case has a description, related module, testing type and priority assigned adjacent to it.

Test Plan

A Test Plan can be defined as a document that defines the scope, objective, and approach to test the software application. The Test Plan is a term and a deliverable. The Test Plan will be designed based on the requirements.
Select "Plan" from the Create New option in the test catalogue.

Test Plan Information

The platform prompts the user to fill in the basic details such as :
1. Name of the test plan
2. Description
3. The Acceptance Criteria
4. The Priority

The platform follows the hierarchy as each test plan can contain "n" test scenarios and each test scenario can contain "n" test cases.

Test Scenario

It is a way to define all the possible ways to test an application. It is a single statement to cover all possible ways to test an application.
Select "Scenario" from the Create New option in the test catalogue.

Scenario Creation

Once a test plan is created , The Scenario creation prompts to fill :
1. Name of the scenario
2. Related Test Plan
3. Description
4. Acceptance Criteria
5. Priority

Each Scenario can only have one test plan.

Test Case

It is a step by step by procedure that is used to test an application. Test case template includes Test Suit ID, Test Data, Test procedure, Actual results, Expected results etc.
Select "Case" from the Create New option in the test catalogue.


Once the test case creation is launched, KTern prompts the user to fill the details to add the test case into the plan. These include:
1. Name of the test case
2. Description
3. Status
4. Type of the test case
5. Result
6. Related Task
7. Related Test Plan
8. Related Test Scenario
9. Priority

Each test case has only one scenario and further only one test plan.


The platform allows user to assign stakeholders or participants to the test cases.

KTern can add multiple stakeholdera to the same test case.


Once the stakeholders are assigned to the test cases, the platform prompts the user to select the timeline of execution of the test case against the stakeholders as :
1. Planned Start Date
2. Planned End Date
3. Actual Start Date
4. Actual End Date

The execution timeline can be exclusively set for each stakeholders seperately using the drop down options.

The timelines can be overlapped as no escalation matrix is followed in test cases execution.
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