By Harsha Kumar
Test Manager Checklist
Task Deadline Brief Description Done
Who is your replacement (second test manager, help)? Name:
Who required the project? Who is 'Business'? Name:
Who is Project Manager? Name:
Who is Busisness Analist? Name:
Who is Solution Designer? Name:
Are there upcoming meetings? Make Schedule. When:
Are there past meetings? Request MOM from the PM. The organizator of the meeting writes MOM after it with what all
participants have agreed to do.
If you are the
Plan resources (test team: who, MDs, vacations). Name:
Make email test group (update people for everything). TestGroup - consists of testets involved in project;
Is there already email project group, made by PM? Request to be added in. Email ProjectGroup consists of PM, BA, SD, TM, Managers, Senior
Managers, Vendor, other people involved;
Find document with basic information for project; Level: High or Low
Make a list with questions; Q&A:
Direct them to PM for organization, BA for business requirements, SD for
Require Project Plan Schedule from PM. Update with deadlines which must be met, including test manager
Plan deadlines for tasks.
Make ToDo list.
Use Microsoft OneNote.
1.Creation of test plan, test cases plan and test cases, according to the
deadlines in Project Plan Schedule;
1.2.Creation (days, testers involved)
1.3.Approvement (days, review group(managers, PM, vendor, etc.)
Update Sharepoint or else, where PM has created project space, where all documentation will
Plan bug track system. Choose system. Check its availability, readiness, compabillity with project.
Write issue management procedure. Expected bug lifecycle (priority, status, time for reaction, etc.)
Ensure access to bug track system to all participants.
Send the procedure to all participants in projects, divided in teams.
Plan location for test execution with PM. Plan where will be executed every kind of test.
Prepared list with analysed and answered questions from planning phase
Be part of Business Requirement Specification creation.
Participate in meetings with Business.
Analyse requirements and propose cases, which needs attention and resolution, to
minimize risk of unexpected scenarios, bugs and CRs during testing phase.
Start creation of Project Test Plan. Write down all major points:
Type of tests which will be executed
Bug tracking system
Bug track procedure
Conditions for test results acceptance.
Start planing test data if needed. Check if there are any criterias. Check environment.
Keep updated shared folder with BRS versions.
Keep updated testers with information about project.
Start creation of test data. Plan test data management (what is needed to keep test data clean, plan
backup and restores to prevent test data loss, etc)
Write test cases
Write instructions for using involved systems according to test cases.
Start drawing diagram of all systems which will be integrated. Which systems will be involved? How will they transfer information, how
will communicate, by what, etc;
Draw process flows (ex. WS communication way)
Update Project Test Plan - plan all needed types of testing.
Share all needed TNS, links, password in shared folder.
Phase Development & Testing
Plan when will be needed restores and backups.
Check if all needed systems are ready for use.
Made list with defects for which is responsible Vivacom or specific team.
Monitor delivery of functionalities
Start backup/restore checklist Write down all changes which are made to environment and test data by
Update test cases
Plan environmt changes - if merge will be performed, what regression or other test should
Phase Parellel Run and Deployment (GO LIVE)
Prepare Known issues list.
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PM Project Manager
BA Business Analist
SD Solution Designer
TM Test Manager
MD Man Days
MOM Minutes of Meeting
CR Change request