We’ve all heard about strategic planning. It’s the preparation for battle plans or achieving goals. People talk about strategies when they want to change something or achieve something. So, when we talk about test planning and test strategies, are we talking about the same thing? If we have a plan do we need a strategy? If we have a strategy do we need a test plan? In today’s market with the need for leaner, quicker and effective testing what are options to consider with regards to test strategy and test plan documentation.

This session discusses test planning and test strategy development and suggests approaches for today’s testers and test managers. Clyneice will be discussing test strategy and planning definitions and to-do’s, how to use test strategies as part of your testing, and feasible formats for documenting the strategy and plan. Attend to learn how to apply these two concepts within your organization.


Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared

Clyneice Chaney brings over 20 years of testing, quality assurance and process improvement experience. Clyneice holds certifications from American Society for Quality as a Certified Quality Manager, Quality Assurance Institute’s Certified Quality Analyst, and Project Management Institute’s Professional Project Manager. She has participated as an examiner for state quality awards for Georgia and Virginia. Focusing on process improvement and procedure development in the software testing and quality assurance areas, Clyneice has successfully lead process improvement, methodology development, and reengineering projects for organizations wishing to improve their software development, testing processes, and tool implementation. Clyneice has presented technical papers at the Software Engineering Institute: SEPG Conference, American Society for Quality: Quality Manager’s conference, Quality Assurance Institute International Testing Conference, International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Software Test and Performance Testing Conferences.