FREE Test Strategy Product Description Document

Posted by Kevin Brady on Sat 7th July 2007 at 06:02 PM, Filed in Document Templates & ToolsKey Document Templates

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One of the most important project documentation milestone to achieve on any project, has to be the sign-off of a Test Strategy document. This typically contains the testing methodology and acceptance criteria, vital if you want to define the end point for a project and the starting point for maintenance and support to begin.

If your running a software house, getting a clear end to a project is one of the keys to profiatable software development.

A significant proportion of the IT projects I have troubleshooted over the years have delivered systems but have never offcially reached the point where they can close the project. Many software houses unaided by an agreed Test Strategy have ended up providing at best free maintenance and support under the guise of “Bug Fixing” or at worst provided a never ending stream of free system upgrades as no one can agree what received and delivered requirments add up to acceptance. This problem of project closure and protecting against consequential profitabilty errosion is a common problem expereinced by smaller softwarehouses and a document of this kind can really help.

However, I have seen some softwarehouses get round the problem of not having a Test Strategy Document in there project document dleiverables check list through the addition of a cluase in the SOW or Service Contract which states that “if the system has been introduced into a live commercial enviroment then the system will have been deemed to have been accepted”.

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READER COMMENTS:

This is quite cool. A working example however would be even better :o)

thanks,
Jason

Posted by Jason  on Fri 20th July 2007 at 12:00 PM | #

I agree. My next post will contain a full working version just for you my freind

Posted by kevin brady  on Tue 24th July 2007 at 06:11 PM | #

good

Posted by ravi  on Wed 12th September 2007 at 06:06 AM | #

Very nice template. In process of creating a test strategy against a delivered application. This refined document will certainly help me in understanding my requirements etc.
Thanks.

Posted by William Creighton  on Tue 20th May 2008 at 01:24 AM | #

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