Failing to plan is a plan to fail.
The cornerstone of an effective test program is test planning. The test planning element of the Automated Testing Life-cycle Methodology (ATLM) encompasses the review of all activities that will be required for the test program and the verification that processes, methodologies, techniques, people, tools, and equipment (hardware/middleware/software) are organized and applied in an efficient way.
For each test program, test goals and objectives must be defined and test requirements must be specified. Test strategies aimed at supporting test ...