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This set of templates has been created during hands-on delivery of software testing. As such they're proven but will need adjusting to meet your specific needs.

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Recruitment Pack
There's actually a number of templates here that can be used in the recruitment process. As mentioned in the blog entry it is useful to have a pack like this in place to support your interview practice. This pack should include interview outlines, Job Specs and Org charts along with a couple of tools to use during and after recruitment.

View the Recruitment Tracker template as an XLS file.
View the Telephone Interview template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Face to Face Interview template as a PDF or DOC file.

Team Pack
Following on from the Recruitment Pack and Blog entry mentioned, here's another set of useful documents. This time there about the software testing team you have in place. The Job Specs are two very typical roles, Test Analyst/Tester and a Test Manager. There's also a PDP Scratch Pad for getting some thoughts together for the SMART Goals. Then, just to make sure we're being mindful of possible issues we have a Retention Risk Matrix.

View the Software Test Analyst job spec template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Test Manager job spec template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Skills and Competencies Matrix template as a .xls file.
View the Professional Development Plan template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Retention Risk Matrix template as a .XLS file.

Planning and Scheduling
Getting schedules and delivery planned and tracked is essential. Once you're delivering you'll need to track where the team are spending time and how on-plan or not you are. If you need to transfer knowledge from one team to another, then you can plan and assess that too.

View the Test Strategy template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Brief Test Plan template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Test Case Log template as an XLS file.
View the Knowledge Transfer Prep Sheet template as an PDF or DOC file.
View the Knowledge Transfer Tracker template as an .XLS file.

Tracking and Reporting
Once test activities commence, we need to track progress and issues then report what's happening. This set of templates can be used once you've finished planning and get underway with delivery.

View the Daily Activity Sheet template as an .XLS file.
View the Issue Log template as an .XLS file.
View the Bug Tracking Report template as an XLS file.
View the Test Status Tracker template as an XLS file.
View the Test Item Transmittal Report template as a PDF or DOC file.
View the Test Summary Report template as a PDF or DOC file.

Other Templates
This Test Time and Cost Workbook allows rough calculations for testing to be assessed. The example is from a Web testing environment and is ideally used at the Project Initiation phase, feeding into the test request phase. You will need to change the environments and configurations and tweak the £$ values.

View the Test Time Cost Workbook template as an XLS file.

When providing Security Testing, it's essential that you have authorisation to test, to ensure legal compliance. Part of that compliance is keeping within the networks and systems you ahve authorisation to test on. The following two tempaltes will help you capture the needed information and authorisation.

View the System Access Details template as an DOC file.
View the Authorisation to Test template as an DOC file.

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