The SAP Test Strategy and SAP Test Plan may be described in a combined document or in separate documents. There is a strong relationship between the SAP Test Strategy and SAP Test Plan, both cover specific elements for testing SAP. Both topics are part of the Generic SAP Test Approach. SAP PRACTICES UP is a great starting point to define the SAP Test Strategy.
Keep in mind, the SAP Test Strategy is part of the SAP Project and should not act independently. It must be within SAP project boundaries and methodologies. For different types of SAP Projects (implementation, a rollout or an upgrade) different elements can be applicable for the SAP Test Strategy.
The SAP Test Strategy is derived from:
- SAP PRACTICES UP
- Test basis (like User Stories, Process Flows, Functional Docs)
- SAP Quality Risk Analysis
The SAP Test Strategy is used for:
- Test Plan
- Test Design
- Test Execution
- All kinds of quality measures, quality gates and metrics during various Test Varieties.
The SAP Test Strategy is the heart of the SAP testing. The SAP Test Strategy is a linking pin and input for many topics to be planned, prepared, designed and executed. The SAP Test Strategy itself is an important foundation for the test design and test schedule.
Read more about the Test Strategy in general.
PRACTICES UP is an acronym for all SAP focus areas and provides insight into what needs to be addressed in the SAP Test Strategy.
P - Processes
R - Reports
A - Authorizations
C - Configuration
T - Transports
I - Interfaces
C - Conversions
E - Enhancements
S - Screens
U - User Experience (UX)
P - Platform