Continuing with Test Planning
Part of creating a test plan involves developing a schedule. You work with team
leaders from other areas of the project to understand when their contributions will be
ready for testing. You then must balance your original schedule against the risks and
resources you identified in order to arrive at the most effective schedule for testing.
Each testing iteration presents an opportunity to validate one or more of your test
cases. Developing a testing schedule based on iterations helps you filter your test
cases so that you can more effectively design, implement, and run your tests for each
stage of software development.
If you prioritize your tests as described in Risks and Resources on page 87, make sure
you schedule at least the "must" (high priority) and "should" (medium priority) tests.
If resources become constrained over the course of the project, you can sacrifice tests
of lower priority without compromising the absolute quality objectives expressed by
the "must" tests.
TestManager comes with built-in iterations as defined in RUP, or you can create your
own. You can associate iterations with test cases, then run these test cases based on
RequisitePro is integrated with Microsoft Project so that you can link requirements
and tasks on your project schedule. For more information, start RequisitePro as
Click Start > Programs > <RationalSuiteProductName> > Rational RequisitePro.
RequisitePro opens and the Open Project dialog box appears.
If, after starting RequisitePro, the
Let's Go RequisitePro
window appears, click
window, click Cancel.
On the RequisitePro menu bar, click Help > Contents and Index.
In the RequisitePro Help Browser, on the Contents tab, go to (by double-clicking)
Wizards, Integrations and Components > RequisitePro Wizards >
MS Project Integration Wizard
A Help topic appears, describing how to work with RequisitePro and