From a big picture, whenever possible, testing should start with actual client data as the input for the test. The design test spreadsheets (DTS) should be used as a starting point for test conditions. The test conditions should be tailored based on gap analysis performed during system analysis. From the gap analysis, the Lead Systems Analyst and Systems Analyst should identify gaps between the base system and the clients’ needs and add those test conditions to the design test spreadsheet. The Test Plan Query Log Guidelines and Template can be used to log any queries and responses during the test planning and test execution phases.
The post-clone verification is the process of validating all of the cloned functionality. The post-clone verification begins after all answer sets are cloned. The purpose is to ensure that the actual results of each build meet the expected results outlined in the cloning worksheets.