QAInfosource Implementation Workshop

QAInfosource is a set of over 100 templates, checklists, guides and knowledge articles covering all aspects of Software Testing. QAInfosource is not included with this course. It may be licensed separately or through purchase of the QAInfosource Testing Bootcamp

About this course

After completing this course, you will
  • know how the components of QAInfosource apply to testing
  • have techniques to integrate QAInfoSource in your testing activities
  • be able to enhance your test planning, design, preparation,
    execution and validation activities with QAInfosource resources
  • enhance or even kick off your QA methodology with QAInfosource
As a comprehensive set of resources to support and enhance testing, QAInfosource can be overwhelming to implement.
This course provides stepwise repeatable techniques to use the various QAInfosource resources effectively.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved in testing who is looking at ways to improve their processes with QAInfosource.
Members of QA organizations who want to quickly introduce a testing methodology using QAInfosource resources.
Any prerequisites?
You should have a license for QAInfosource either purchased directly or by taking the QAInfosource Testing Bootcamp. This course presumes attendees will have a basic understanding of testing principles and practices.

Dates and Fees

1 Day   ? - $ 627 (CAD)  ? Up to 3 - $ 1,417 Up to 6 - $ 2,044    ? Plus - $ 317
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Course Topics

QAInfosource Overview
  • What is QAInfosource?
  • Underlying fundamentals
  • Features
  • Process framework
  • Portfolios and activities
  • Quality control techniques
  • Static Testing
  • When and how to use QAInfosource
The QAInfosource Test Process
  • Approach to testing
  • The software testing process
  • Test planning
  • Test estimation
  • Test design
  • Traceability
  • Test design techniques
  • Test development
  • Test execution
  • Test project initiation
QAInfosource Additional Resources
  • Knowledge base elements
  • Risk assessment
  • Test management
  • Reporting
  • Automated tools
  • Other resources
  • Maintaining QAInfosource

About QAInfosource

QAInfosource is a comprehensive set of guidelines and best practices for software testing which also includes workbench instructions, templates and checklists.
It puts the knowledge, guidelines and necessary documents in your hands to undertaking testing activities from planning through execution to user acceptance.
With QAInforsource you have a common consistent basis for processes, templates, and checklists. It aids you in not only knowing what and how to do testing but also provides and easy way to document your results.

Individuals and organizations may use QAInfosource to minimize the effort to create the critically needed resources for their existing practices as well to form a basis for putting a rigorous methodology in place when required.

To obain QAInfosource as for individual use, you have the options of taking the one week QAInfosource Testing Bootcamp which provides a lifetime license or, as an organization, separately license QAInfosource and maintenance subscriptions. Contact us to discuss or to arrange a preview of the many resources in QAInfosource.


The Workbench Process is a technique for standardization of the creation of deliverables or work products within an organization. It is designed to enhance rigor and quality. This standard workbench process can be used in the creation of any deliverable or product.
The Workbench Process contains:
  • a purpose and/or objective
  • the inputs it requires
  • the entry criteria that inputs must conform to in order to be usable in the process
  • the tasks involved in the process
  • the output deliverables created or improved
  • the knowledge base that is used to perform the tasks and validate the accuracy and completeness of the outputs
QAInfosource contains the following Workbench Processes
  • Project Feasibility Test Workbench
  • Master Test Plan Workbench
  • Requirements / Architecture Test
  • User Acceptance Test Plan Workbench
  • User Acceptance Test Execution Workbench
  • Design Test Workbench
  • System Integration Test Plan Workbench
  • System Integration Test Execution Workbench
  • Construction Test Workbench
  • Unit Test Plan Workbench
  • Unit Test Execution Workbench


Each template gives a brief overview of what the purpose is of the deliverable being produced and imbeds in the different sections of the deliverable instructions on how to fill in the information.
QAInfosource contains the following templates
  • Implementation Plan Template
  • Post Implementation Review Questionaire
  • Post Implementation Review Report
  • Master Test Plan Template
  • Master Test Plan Signoff
  • QA Project Plan Template
  • QA Estimating Matrix Template
  • Requirements template
  • Use Case Template
  • User Acceptance Test Plan Template
  • User Acceptance Test Plan Signoff
  • User Acceptance Test Traceability Matrix
  • User Acceptance Test Results Signoff
  • UAT Test Execution Schedule Template
  • Design Specification Template
  • System Integration Test Plan Template
  • System Integration Test Plan Signoff
  • Integration Test Traceability Matrix
  • System Test Traceability Matrix
  • System Integration Test Results Signoff
  • SIT Test Execution Schedule Template
  • Unit Test Plan Template
  • Unit Test Plan Signoff
  • Unit Test Traceability Matrix
  • Unit Test Results Signoff
  • Implementation Plan Sample
  • Defect Report Template
  • Defect Detail Report Template
  • Defect Summary Report Template
  • QA Review Summary Report Template
  • QA Review Issue Log Template
  • Test Case Template
  • Test Lab Sample


Checklists are used to prepare and review the completeness of deliverables.
QAInfosource contains the following checklists
  • Service Request Document Checklist
  • Project Feasibility Report Checklist
  • Implementation Checklist
  • Post Implementation Review Checklist
  • Master Test Plan Checklist
  • QA Project Plan Checklist
  • Requirements Checklists
  • Architecture Checklists
  • User Acceptance Test Plan Checklist
  • User Acceptance Test Case Checklist
  • User Acceptance Test Preparation Checklist
  • User Acceptance Test Execution Checklist
  • System Interface Design checklist
  • User Interface Design Checklist
  • Usability checklist
  • System Integration Test Plan Checklist
  • System Integration Test Case Checklist
  • System Integration Test Completion Checklist
  • System Integration Test Preparation Checklist
  • Construction Checklist - General
  • Construction Checklist - C
  • Construction Checklist - COBOL
  • Unit Test Plan Checklist
  • Unit Test Case Checklist
  • GUI Unit Test Case Checklist
  • Unit Test Completion Checklist
  • Configuration Management Checklist
  • Debugging Checklist
  • Defect Reporting Checklist
  • Inspections Checklist
  • QA Review General Checklist
  • Risk Analysis Checklist

Guides/Best Practices

A Knowledge Base is a repository of reusable components, tools, and best practices and guidelines. It is an accumulated wisdom or knowledge which, when added together, forms the corporate 'culture' of an organization.
QAInfosource provides guidelines and best practices related to a number of testing processes including:
  • project roles
  • test cases
  • test tools
  • traceability
  • debugging
QAinfosource provides guidelines and best practices related to a number of QA processes including:
  • change management
  • configuration management
  • problem management
  • QA reviews
  • quality factors
  • risk management
QAInfosource contains the following guidelines and best practices
  • Estimating Guidelines
  • Requirements Guide
  • Usability Testing
  • Rollout Guide
  • Assessment Questionaires
  • Change Control Guide
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Problem Management Guide
  • Project Roles Guide
  • Project Roles Chart
  • QA Review Guide
  • Walkthrough Guide
  • Inspections Guide
  • Quality Factors
  • Risk Analysis Guide
  • Test Techniques Guide
  • Test Environment Guide
  • Automated Software Testing Guide
  • Traceability Process