Acceptance Test Plan Template (MS Word)

You can use this Acceptance Test Plan template to verify that the software you developed meets your customer’s requirements. Use this Acceptance Test Plan template (MS Word 21 pages) to validate that the software meets the agreed requirements so your Customer can accept this deliverable.

Acceptance Test Plan: Benefits

Use this ATP template to:

  • Describe the capabilities being tested and which requirements were verified by your Acceptance Test Plan.
  • Enable the customer to determine if the system is working according to the specifications in the contract.
  • Outline test preconditions, steps, and post-conditions.
  • Ensure that all components of the system are tested.

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Acceptance Test Plan – Page 1 of the Table of Contents

Introduction chapter

Chapter 2, Test Plan

Roles and Responsibilities table

Test Schedule

Chapter 4, Testing Procedure

Chapter 5, Appendix

Acceptance Test Plan: Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Purpose

1.2 Scope

1.3 Output

1.4 System Description

1.5 Key Stakeholders

1.6 Relationship To Other Plans

1.7 Points Of Contact

1.8 Methodology, Tools, And Techniques

1.9 Policies, Directives And Procedures

2 Test Plan

2.1 Testing Approach

2.1.1 Types Of Testing

2.1.2 Level Of Testing

2.1.3 Testing Tools, Methods, And Procedures

2.1.4 Test Data

2.2 Unit Testing

2.3 Functional Unit Testing

2.4 System Testing

2.5 Acceptance Testing

2.6 Problem Reporting

2.7 Resource Requirements

2.8 Test Environment

2.9 Test Identification

2.10 Roles & Responsibility

2.11 Test Responsibility Matrix

2.12 Acceptance Test Schedule

2.13 Acceptance Test Report

3 Testing Prerequisites

3.1 Quality Assurance

3.2 Test Cases

3.3 Changes To Test Cases

3.4 Collation Of Test Data

4 Testing Procedure

4.1 Test Schedule

4.2 Test Results

4.3 Review Of Test Results

4.4 Corrective Action

4.5 Acceptance And Release

4.6 Suspension Of Testing

4.7 Documentation

4.8 Conclusion

4.9 Sign-Off Criteria

5 Appendix A

5.1 Glossary Of Terms

5.2 Acronyms And Abbreviations

Page Count: 22

File Format: Microsoft Word

Acceptance Test Plan: Purpose

An Acceptance Test Plan describes the acceptance testing process, such as the features to be tested, pass/fail criteria, approach to testing, roles and responsibilities, resource requirements and schedules. It also defines the functionality to be tested, the requirements verified by the test, test preconditions, test steps and test post-conditions.

Who uses an Acceptance Test Plan?

Test Manager, QA Manager, Project Manager, Development Manager, QA Engineer, Documentation Manager, IT Manager, System Administrator.

When is an Acceptance Test Plan used?

An Acceptance Test Plan is required during the software testing process to ensure that all features and functionality are correctly tested and that the system meets the technical requirements.

Acceptance Test Plan: Content & Format

What’s included in the template pack?

The template is in Microsoft Word format (.doc/docx) and can be downloaded online for only $9.99.

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