Estimating for Testers — A 1 day course
A one day workshop. Testers never have enough time. But how long should we have to test? How long will enough testing take?
This course looks at current estimation techniques to aid accurate test estimation. The course covers several methods of estimation, with the positives and negatives for each method based on the experience gained over the years working in many industries.
By the end of the course attendees, through instructor-led presentations, exercises and discussions, will be able to:
- Analyse risks to system quality to determine what should be tested - and to what degree - in a test subproject.
- Use methods to develop a time estimate for an example designed project.
- Sell the estimate to management on a cost-relative, risk-management basis.
- Adjust the estimated schedule and budget to fit project constraints without undermining accuracy or unduly increasing risk.
- Principles of Estimation
- Risk and estimation
- Why estimates go wrong
- The real purpose of estimates
- Estimates, targets and commitment
- Over-estimation Vs under-estimation
- The importance of history in estimation
- Estimation risks and assumptions
- Practical techniques to develop an estimate
Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices
A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of how to make test estimation work in their context.
After completing this workshop, attendees may consider Writing Test Plans or a formal certification path through ISTQB.
An understanding of test processes is required.