Test plan is a roadmap for testing a system. It describes the objectives, scope, approach, and focus of a software testing effort.

The following are the list of items in a test plan

Test items
Table of Contents
Objective of testing effort
Scope and limitations of testing
Test environment setup h/w & s/w details
Database setup requirements
Relevant related document list, such as requirements, design documents, Traceability matrix
Assumptions and dependencies
Entry and Exit criteria
Project risk analysis
Testing priorities and focus
Test activities and Deliverables
Software CM processes
Test data setup
Types of Testing
Test automation - overview
Test tools to be used details
Tools and processes
Staffing and training needs
Open issues
Appendix - glossary, acronyms, etc

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