At the inception of any test development project, SLTI will work with the client to conduct a needs analysis. The needs analysis identifies the precise requirements of the client, from beginning to end. Because the needs analysis feeds into project planning, it is an integral part of any test-development project, large or small.
Once the needs analysis is complete, SLTI begins the process of project planning. Planning is a crucial aspect of quality assurance in any test development project. The development of a project plan includes workflows, timelines, milestones, and a list of formal and informal deliverables. The selection of personnel for the management team and the test development team also occurs during the planning stage.