CTG Academy

Plan Driven Testing

This five-day course is aimed at people that just started or soon will start testing in plan driven software development cycles like waterfall and the V-Model. The training will introduce trainees to the basic principles of structured software testing and will focus mainly on test build and test execution activities.

Through the use of practical examples and lots of hands-on exercises, most common terminology, core principles and main techniques relevant for testing in a plan driven software development environment will become clear. Microfocus Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is introduced as a test tool that supports plan driven testing.

Having finished the training, trainees will know what is expected from them as (junior) testers and will be able to jump start at any plan driven testing project.

provided by: CTG Academy


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to gain a basic understanding of the basis principles of plan driven software testing and to be able to apply these principles in any plan driven testing project. Trainees will be able to set-up a differentiated test approach, design test cases, execute tests and report defects.

Typical Audience

This course is intended for junior test engineers.

Course Prerequisites

No specific prerequisites are required.

Course Delivery

Approximately 50% of the class is devoted to lab exercises.

Throughout the course, an experienced trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world examples. Courses can be given in English, Dutch or French. Course material is in English.

Course Venue

The course duration is 5 days.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1.995/person for 5 days. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organized at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

How to implement software testing in a plan driven SDLC?

  • Welcome
  • What is software testing?
  • Why software testing?
  • Waterfall and V-Model
  • Core beliefs of plan driven software testing

How to design a plan driven software testing approach?

  • Risk and Risk management
  • Testing = Risk management
  • Differentiated test approach
  • Testing skills and Testing roles
  • Common functionality in ALM
  • Managing a differentiated test approach in ALM

How to design plan driven software testing?

  • Test model an Test cases
  • Traceability and Coverage
  • Coverage
  • Test execution schedule
  • Test infrastructure
  • Test techniques
    • Algorithm testing
    • Equivalence partitioning testing
    • Boundary value analysis testing
  • Managing test cases and coverage in ALM

How to design plan driven software testing?

  • Test techniques
    • Classification tree testing
    • Decision table testing
    • Syntax testing
    • Data cycle testing
    • State transition testing
  • Managing test execution schedules in ALM

How to execute plan driven software testing?

  • Test execution log
  • Defect reporting
  • Screen capturing tools
  • Test execution in ALM
  • Defect reporting in ALM
  • Test organizations
  • Test environments
  • Test data
  • Business value of testing

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CTG Belgium NV

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phone: +32 2 720 51 70
fax: +32 2 725 09 20


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Amherst, NY 14226
phone: +1 716 882 8000
fax: +1 716 887 7464

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