Test plan – is a document, which describes the entire scope of testing, starting from the description of the test object, strategy, schedule, criteria for starting and ending testing, to the equipment required in the process of operation, special knowledge, as well as the risk assessment with options for their resolution.
Test plan is intended for:
- settling testing processes;
- prioritizing tasks;
- resource planning;
- software and human resources accounting.
As a rule, the test plan is prepared by the QA-lead of the testing team. However, it can be repeatedly edited by the testers themselves.