Software Development

  Assignment 2 Guide

Design Phase - Produce Test Plans

Introduction

Task d: part 1. Produce test plans using data you have been given

Task d: part 1. Produce test plans using your own data

The Complete Task


Introduction

Objectives

This guide  will help you to: -  

   produce test plans you can use for testing your program

You should print out the following two assignment documents.

Assignment Scenario

Assignment 2: Designing the Program


Task d: part 1 - Produce test plans using data you have been given

An important stage in design is to create a test plan which you can follow when the program is implemented.  It is vital that the program gives the correct results and so you use a test plan to check if it works properly.  

In order to complete Assignment 2 Task d, you need to produce a record of how you will test the program using the data provided and using data that you have created.

Lets look at the data provided...

   Data Provided:

  Lawn 1:

Lawn 1 is a rectangle measuring 18 metres by 12 metres.

  Lawn 2:

Lawn 2 is a circle with a diameter of 16 metres. The radius is half the diameter. 

  Field 1:

The big rectangle measures 120 metres by 100 metres, and the small rectangle (the bit missing) measures 55 metres by 50 metres.

  Field 2:

The field is 100 metres by 75 metres and the pond has a diameter of 25 metres. The radius is half the diameter. 

 Stored Data:

For lawn seed, 30 grams of seed covers one square metre of lawn

For hay meadow seed, 20 grams of seed covers one square metre of lawn

Lawn seed is purchased in 1 kilogram bags

Hay meadow seed is purchased in 5 kilogram bags

We can produce a test table with a column of expected results calculated manually.  We would also create an empty column - ready to be filled in when we test the program with actual results. 

Have a look at my example below. (I have only included the lawn calculations - you have to include the hay meadow calculations.)

Test No. Dimensions  Calculation Expected Result Actual
Result
Comment

Area Calculations

1 Length = 12m
Width = 18m

Area of Rectangular Lawn

216m2

  

  
2 Radius = 8m

Area of Circular Lawn

201m2

     

Seed Amount Calculations

5 Total Area = 417m2

Amount of Lawn Seed

12510 g

  

  

Number of Bags Calculations

6 Amount of seed needed = 12510g

Number of Bags of Lawn Seed

12.5 bags

  

  

~~Activity~~

Activity A

  1. Download my template Word Document with the table above included.  Complete the table by adding rows and including tests for the hay meadows.

 


Task d: part 2 - Produce test plans using your own data

Now you have produced a test plan using the data provides, you need to create another test plan using your own data.  This means you have to make up your own lengths, widths etc. for the different lawn and field shapes.  You will have to calculate the areas, amount of seeds and number of bags using your chosen lengths/widths.

Have a look at my example below. (I have made up different dimensions for the lawns. You need to make up your own measurements.)

Test No. Dimensions  Calculation Expected Result Actual
Result
Comment

Area Calculations

1 Length = 10m
Width = 15m

Area of Rectangular Lawn

150m2

 

 
2 Radius = 5m

Area of Circular Lawn

79m2

   

Seed Amount Calculations

5 Total Area = 229m2

Amount of Lawn Seed

6870 g

 

 

Number of Bags Calculations

6 Amount of seed needed = 6870g

Number of Bags of Lawn Seed

6.9 bags

 

 

~~Activity~~

Activity B

  1. Using the template Word Document with the table above included, make up your own test data and complete the table by adding rows and including tests for the hay meadows.


 

The Complete Task

Your Task

The complete task comprises the tables you have produced for Activity A and Activity B.

Please ensure you write your name in the document header. The structure of your document should be as follows:-

Assignment 2: Designing the Program

      Task d: part 1 - Test plan using data I have been given

Here you should include your first test table from activity A.

      Task d: part 2 - Test plan using my own data

Here you should include your first test table from activity B.


Have you finished all the tasks and handed them in?  
If so - well done.
 

 

 

   

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