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Best Practices for the Formal Software Testing Process: A Menu of Testing Tasks by Rodger D. Drabick

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Chapter 4. Create Test Plan: Levels 2 and 3 IPO Diagrams

4.1. Overview

In Chapter 2, we reviewed the five Level 1 IPO diagrams for the formal testing process:

1. Extract Test Information From Program Plans, process 1.1

2. Create Test Plan, process 1.2

3. Create Test Design, Test Cases, Test Software, And Test Procedures, process 1.3

4. Perform Formal Test, process 1.4

5. Update Test Documentation, process 1.5

In this chapter, I expand the detail of the Level 1 IPO diagram for process 1.2, Create Test Plan (see Figure 4-1). As shown in the Level 2 IPO diagram (Figure 4-2), there are three subprocesses included within the Create Test Plan process:

1. Analyze Requirements

2. Write Test Plan

3. Review Test Plan

Figure 4-1. The principal goal of ...

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