Reliably defining time, effort, and resources required for
testing 1 Day Intensive Seminar Workshop
Unreliable estimates are a major reason
managers allocate inadequate time and resources to testing. Historically,
estimating has been so weak in IT that some people simply assume
it is impossible to estimate IT activities accurately. Test estimates
are especially prone to problems because they often depend on
other (unreliable) estimates. In fact, though, it is possible
to estimate accurately; and huge direct and indirect benefits
can result. This interactive seminar describes key principles
of effective estimating and how to apply them to the unique aspects
of testing. And, rather than just being a static up-front exercise,
the course shows dynamic techniques that effective estimators
use throughout the project to control progress as well as to refine
and improve their estimates and estimating skills. Exercises enhance
learning by allowing participants to practice applying practical
techniques to realistic examples.
Participants will learn:
* Appropriate uses and limitations of rapid top-down
* Work breakdown structure bottom-up estimating techniques
* Test planning and design methods for determining
the number and nature of tests to be run.
* Identifying additional testing effort required besides
* Controlling testing activities and refining estimates
throughout the project.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course
has been designed for QA and testing specialists, managers, analysts,
designers, programmers, auditors, and users who need estimates of
testing time and resources.