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What is the difference between JIRA test cycles and test plan? How to use both efficient?



for projects I'm working on, we deliver a package of user stories. Each US has test cases linked to it. When we deliver a component, it's also important to test the full E2E flow.


Can someone explain me in a basic manner the main difference between TEST CYCLE(S) and TEST PAN(S)?


I would like to use both more efficiently and I do have a need to distinguish more high level the test cases, but I don't seem to understand the logic behind it in JIRA


Thanks in advnace

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A test plan is what the name suggests - it is a plan that lists all the things you are going to do in order to test something.

A test cycle is effectively an event where you execute a plan.

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