The Test Plan in Testimony is the “container” for all testing activities that take place within Testimony. Each Test Plan can be configured to represent a regression test cycle such as a Monthly Release, Project or SAP Upgrade undergoing testing. You can have as many Test Plans setup in the system as required. Typically you will create a new test plan for each recording, although you can repeat multiple playbacks within the same test plan.
Within each Test Plan, you define:
- A plan name and description, as well as some attributes about the scenario (e.g., Upgrade Testing) and whether or not the test plan is currently active.
- The systems that are participating in the testing phase. Each test plan must have at least one source system (in which the recording takes place) and one target system (into which the recording is played back). Multiple recording and playback “pairs” are also possible.
- The mapping of systems, which tells Testimony that a recording executed on System A will be played back in System B.
- The users who will be involved in the testing, and their roles.
Existing test plan definitions can be copied, bringing across all of the information (including systems, system mappings and user roles) into the new test plan. This makes the creation of multiple test plans for the same system pairings much easier.