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Test plan sign-off

Test plan sign-off

The Test Plan Sign-off form provides a way to record approval of the test plan.

This form provides an overview of the test case results, open test cases, and any open issues as of the current date. It displays the following information:

  • A count of how many test cases passed, failed, are blocked, or are not tested.
  • A list of the open test cases.
  • A list of open defects and open issues (tests that are blocked, failed, or not executed).
  • Sign-off details, including sign-off history.
Note: The test plan sign-off form is available on IE10 and later versions, as well as all other supported browsers.

Multiple sign-offs can be required for one test plan, and a test plan can be signed off even if it has failed test cases. Each sign-off takes a snapshot of the test plan in its current state, saves the snapshot as a PDF, and attaches the file to the test plan. This snapshot captures all test cases, including those with a status of failed or unexecuted, as well as open defects.

Table 1. Test Plan Sign-off Form
Test Case Results
PassedThe number of cases that have passed.
FailedThe number of cases that have failed.
BlockedThe number of cases that are blocked.
Not TestedThe number of cases that have not yet been tested.
Open Test Cases
Short descriptionA brief description of the test case.
Execution StatusThe current status of the test case:
  • Unexecuted
  • In progress
  • Passed
  • Failed
  • Blocked
  • Retest
PriorityThe priority that the test manager assigns to an open test case. If possible, open test cases with a higher priority should be closed before those with a lower priority.
Assigned toThe tester assigned to the test case.
Open Defects
NumberThe number of a defect associated with the test plan. Testers can report a defect from a failed test.
Short descriptionA brief description of the defect.
StateThe current state of the defect:
  • Draft
  • Scoping
  • Awaiting approval
  • Work in progress
  • Testing/QA
  • Deploy/launch
  • Closed complete
  • On hold
  • Cancelled
Opened byThe name of the user who opened the defect.
PriorityThe priority assigned to the defect.
Sign Off
CommentsAny additional comments to be included in this test plan.
Sign-off ByThe user who signs off on the test plan.
Sign-off DateThe date on which the test plan is signed off. This field defaults to the system date but can be set to any date.
Sign Off History
Sign-off ByThe name of the user who previously signed off on the test plan.
Sign-off DateThe date on which the test plan was previously signed off.
CommentsAny additional comments that were included in the previous sign-off.
Figure 1. Test Plan Sign-off Form

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