Create Test Plan using Microsoft Test Manager

Posted by: Abhijit Zanak , on 2/13/2011, in Category Visual Studio
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Abstract: In this article, we will see how to create a test plan using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).

In this article, we will see how to create a Test plan using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). A Test Centre is divided into two activities, one is Testing Center and the other is Lab Center. Each activity consists of several other activities.

There is an article written by DotNetCurry.com author Subodh Sohoni which gives an overview of a Test Plan. In this article we are focusing on Testing Center which comprises of many activities. Precisely, we are focusing on Test Plan creation, which is one of the activities in Testing Center.

Note: You need to have a basic idea of Microsoft Test Manager before reading this article. If you are new to Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), I suggest you read my previous article Environment Setup for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) using TFS and Visual Studio 2010

A Test plan is used within a Test Manager to manage your entire testing effort for a given iteration. This includes Test cases, Test Results and Configurations. If we have a plan to test for different operating systems or different web browsers or other similar settings, it can be done under a Test plan. Usually while testing, we have different test plans for different iterations. So initially we start by focusing on the core aspects of functionalities and later we concentrate on other aspects of the system.

 

Following are the steps to create a Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Test Manager and connect to the TFS project.

TFS Project Connection

Step 2: Click on 'Add' to add the Test Plan, as shown below:

Add Test Plan

Step 3: This opens the newly created Test Plan.

MTM Open Test Plan

Now you are ready to work with your test plan and can also add the Test Suite to your Test plan.

If you want switch to any other Test plan or a Team Foundation Server Instance, just click on Test Plan (in our case ‘Abhijit’) on the upper left corner of the Test Manager (see the above image)

It opens up a window with all available Test Plans. Just select the Test Plan you desire to work with.

View All Test Plan

That’s it. In this article, we have seen how to create a Test Plan as one of the activity under Test Centre. In the next article, we will explore other activities under Test Centre.

To know more about MTM, read my previous article Environment Setup for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) using TFS and Visual Studio 2010

This article has been editorially reviewed by Suprotim Agarwal.

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