Here's a "generic" version of a simple test plan I just wrote for testing one wizard in a GUI software application my team is currently developing. I wrote this for one specific wizard, then realized that many of these tests are generically-applicable to all wizards.
Without any further introduction, here is my sample test plan. Feel free to use it as a template for creating your own test plans.
- Start the wizard (Note: I changed this to make it more generic).
- Stress-test all numeric fields in the wizard.
- Try non-numeric characters.
- Try negative numbers.
- Try zero.
- Try largest possible number.
- Stress-test all alpha fields in the wizard.
- Try blanks.
- Try extended characters (exclamation mark, ampersand, etc.).
- Test the minimum number of characters in each field.
- Test the maximum number of characters in each field.
- Try inserting the [Tab] character.
- Test Back/Next/Finish buttons. Confirm that data does not change.
- Test that the wizard can be navigated with the keyboard alone.
- Select all combo box settings.
- Verify that (insert your object here) is displayed in the correct location after it is created.
- Edit the (insert your object here) and make sure the settings match your initial values.
- Edit again and make sure the edited values are saved.
- Make sure fields that affect downstream wizard panels affect those future wizard panels properly.
- Verify that (insert your object here) is displayed correctly on all other screens and resulting paperwork.
Note that the tests for numeric data-entry fields and alpha data-entry fields are also very generic, and can be re-used in other portions of your test plans as well.
I hope this helps you get started in creating your own test plan, at least in the area of GUI wizards. At least you're not looking at a blank sheet of paper any more. :)
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