Definition Edit

A test strategy

establish[es] expectations for individual business lines across the testing life cycle of planning, execution, measurement, reporting, and test process improvement. Testing strategies include the testing scope and objectives, which clearly define what functions, systems, or processes are going to be tested and what will constitute a successful test.[1]
is used to help the project office clarify expectations with the user and sponsor (and contractor) regarding their obligations in the testing and acceptance of the new system in the user environment. The prime contractor may also prepare a Master Test Plan (as part of the contract) that describes their approach to all testing phases and the activities for which they are responsible.[2]

References Edit

  1. FFIEC IT Examination Handbook, Business Continuity Planning, Appendix B: Glossary (full-text).
  2. California Office of Systems Integration, Definitions (full-text).

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