Practical Application: Pilot Testing Plan

Instructor: Amanda Robb

Amanda holds a Masters in Science from Tufts Medical School in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. She has taught high school Biology and Physics for 8 years.

This template will help you when carrying out a pilot testing plan. The template can be used to make sure you cover all of the steps needed for a successful pilot.

Why Use A Pilot Test?

Before implementing a large scale solution, it can be helpful to try it out on a smaller scale first. This is where pilot testing comes in. Pilot tests are smaller versions of your solution implemented before the full scale implementation.

Pilot tests are helpful because they can help flush out any problems. This can save companies time and money. However, to successfully implement a pilot test, there are some steps to follow. The template that follows will help ensure you cover all the necessary steps for a successful pilot test.

Pilot Test Template

Prior to Conducting the Pilot Test
Step Who is Responsible Date Due
Determine the root cause the solution is trying to solve.
Determine the solution to be implemented during the pilot test.
Decide the logistics of the pilot test. Who will be participating? What supplies are needed? Where will the test be carried out?
Decide how the pilot test will be evaluated. What are the quality indicators? How will you know if the test was successful?

During the Pilot Test
Step Who is Responsible Date Due
Record data as established by quality indicators during the test.
Make any adjustments necessary during testing to improve the quality of data collected.

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