Creating an Application Compatibility Test Plan
Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
After you have gathered the preliminary information that you need, you can begin creating your application compatibility test plan. Your application compatibility test plan should address all of the issues that are typically addressed in a standard test plan — testing scope and objectives, testing hardware and software requirements, incident tracking procedures, testing scheduling, and so on. Most of these issues are discussed earlier in this chapter and in "Designing a Test Environment" in this book.
You can use this information to create the foundation of your application compatibility test plan. In addition, your application compatibility test plan should:
Define your testing methodology.
Identify which applications you need to test.
Figure 3.5 shows when these activities occur in the application compatibility testing process.
Figure 3.5 Creating an Application Compatibility Test Plan
For complete information about creating your overall test plan, see "Designing a Test Environment" in this book.