What is SQA Process's Second step and SQA Planning?


  • The sub-process enables planning for SQA activities.
  • SQA group selects the activities for which to develop Plan(s), according to project and departmental needs.
  • Is made at the initial stage of SDLC
  • Define an organization, task and responsibilities within SQA process
Following Tasks will be performed at this stage
  • Estimation of SQA activities will be done by the SQA Team.
  • The cost and work breakdown will be done by the SQA team.
  • The Timelines (in MS Project Format) will be made.
  • QA Team Lead will give an orientation to the SEG about QALC.
  • Activities are identified which have to be planned.
  • Resources are assigned for planning
  • QA TL prepares SQA + Test Plans.
  • Plans placed in VSS, Notification to PC / PM.
  • Plans are distributed to affected groups.
Following personal will be involved

  • Project Manager
  • QA Manager
  • QA Team Lead
  • Project Coordinator
  • HR Department

Test Plan:

This plan focuses on controlled and managed test activities for any software work product.

This Plan is developed normally when FS and Design phases are completed.

Tasks Perform at this stage are:

  • TL prepare Test Plan.
  • Size and Cost estimation is performed.
  • Review report is generated and placed in VSS.
  • QAM will approve the Test Plan.
  • Plans are distributed to affected groups.

Personals Involved at this stage are:

  • Project Manager
  • QA Manager
  • QA Team Lead
  • Project Coordinator


  • Black and White Box Testing.
  • Acceptance Testing.
  • Integration Testing.         1 Small         2 Large
  • Non-Functional System Testing.
  • Functional System Testing.
  • Component Testing (Unit Testing).
  • Maintenance Testing.
  • System Testing.
  • Shipment Assurance Testing.


Developer’s Perspective

  • Correctness / Reliability / Accuracy
  • Integrity
  • Efficiency
  • Maintainability
  • Reusability

User’s Perspective

  • Usability
  • Understandability
  • Robustness
  • Adaptability
  • Reports can be obtained

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