What is the difference between Master Test Plan and Test Plan? Do we really require two Test Plans? Please explain in detail?
Sometimes for a large project the organization may have a Matser teat plan and for phase testing efforts level test plans which are the subsets derived in MTP, having references to MTP
The Master Test Plan explains the methods, procedures, and approach that the co. employs in the verification and validation of an internally developed, Third Party Vendor, or Third Party Vendor Modified application or product.
The purpose of the Test Plan is to gather all of the information necessary to plan and control the test effort for a given iteration. It describes the approach to testing the software, and is the top-level plan generated and used by managers to direct the test effort.
The Master Test plan is a high level document which can mean an overall test plan for the entire testing activity. Whereas a Simple Test plan can mean even a specific kind of test plan for a particular level of testing activity defining its specific scope, objectives, testing types etc...
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Master test plan will explain the approach and requirements to be taken to test the entire project. It also tells about the sub test plans design and usage in testing other modules in product development life cycle. Sub test plans will explain more details of execution of testing for that specific modules. This approach is usually adopted for bigger projects which consumes more time.