Test leads are involved in the planning, monitoring, and control of the testing activities and tasks. At the ourset, test leads work in collaboration with the other stakeholders, devise the test objectives, organizational test policies, test strategies and test plans. They estimate the testing to be done and negotiate with management to acquire the necessary resources. They lead, guide and monitor the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases, test procedures and test suites. They ensure proper configuration management of the testware produced and traceability of the tests to the test basis.