Zeta Test Management Online documentation

Planning of test runs

Use test plans to create the templates for the test runs that are performed later by the testing users.

You should create the test plans so that the testing users can work through related areas together in one test run: e.g. if you are testing a software project, you could create different test plans for testing setup installation packages on different platforms, or you could create one test plan for each platform that covers all the different areas across one program version.

To create a test plan, follow these steps:

  1. In the main window, select the parent element in the structure view. This is either the "Tests" node or the respective test folder.
  2. Right-click the element.
  3. Select "New test plan" from the context menu. → The "Edit test plan" dialog window will open.
  4. Enter you desired values. Usually, you will only need to fill in the "Title" field.
  5. Confirm with "OK".

The test plan will then be created and will be shown in the main window of the structure view. Add the test cases and test units that you want to be tested to the test plan.

Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Select the test plan in the structure view of the main window.
  2. Right-click the test plan.
  3. Select "Add test units and cases" from the context menu. → The dialog window "Select test units and test cases" will open.
  4. Select the test units and test cases that you want to be tests.
  5. Confirm with "OK".

After this, the test units and test cases will be added to the test plan.

Please note:
You can add a test case multiple times and at a hierarchy different to that originally intended by the author of the test case. This can be done by selecting the desired parent element below the "Template" element of a test plan and by selecting "Add test units and cases" from the context menu that opens.

After this step, a testing user can run test runs for the test plan you created.

Please note:
You can add test units and test cases for test plans that have no test runs yet.