Test plan is a crucial phase in the software testing process. It involves creating a comprehensive strategy and approach for conducting testing activities. Test planning encompasses the identification of test objectives, the definition of test scope, the allocation of resources, the determination of test techniques and methodologies, and the establishment of a timeline for the testing effort.
1. Test Plan list
In order to manage Test Plans, navigate to Test Management → Test Plans in the left side menu. The page shows all the created test plans general info including associated Jira issue keys, summaries, assignees, test executions, start date and end date
2. Create a new Test Plan
In the Test Plans screen, do the following steps:
Click on + Test Plan button. A Jira issue creation dialog shown up.
Fill in all mandatory and desired information such as Summary, Description, etc.
If you want to create another Test Plan, check to Create another.
Click on Create button
After the new test plan is created, select Test Plan start & end dates
2.1 Edit Start Day and End Day
When creating a Test Plan via Test Case feature, users will not be able to choose a start & end day.
Users can edit it by selecting the specific test plan in the Test Plan section
Then, select the edit button to add test plan start & end day
3. Manage a Test Plan
In order to manage test plan details, and its associated Test Cases and Test Execution, click on Issue Key link to navigate its Test Plan Details
3.1 Add Test Cases to Test Plan
In Test Plan Details screen, you can manage associated Test Cases by adding new or existing ones
Create a New Test Case
In Test Cases tab, click on + Add test case -> New Test Case
Fill in necessary information of in Create issue dialog
Click on Create button
Add from existing Test Cases
In Test Cases tab, click on + Add test case -> Existing Test Cases
In Add test cases dialog, you can search test cases by name, filtering with fields, or using JQL
Select all matching test cases and click on Add selected
3.2 Create Test Execution from Test Cases
From associated Test Cases, you can create a Test Execution
Create with all tests
In case you want to select all test cases associated in a specific test plan
Click on Create test execution → With all tests
Fill in desired information in Create planned Test Execution dialog
Check go to Test Execution, if you want to directly navigate to the newly Test Execution Jira issue