A well planned and designed test could contribute to the success of it and to limiting possible incidentals. Hence, a set of best practices for planning and designing a test are presented in this section. Some of these advices pertain only to the panning phase or to the designing phase, but others can be associated to both. Therefore, we first present best practices for planning a test, then the recommendations that can be used while planning and designing, and finally, the best practices for designing a test.
Above all, remember that you are working in a team. In order to maximize the team effort, communication among experts is important. For example, the test might not go as planned. In this case, communication between operational testers, users, and analysis experts is key in order to properly interpret the results and understand what information is lost or different based on the change in text execution.