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Course dates

Currently scheduled dates for this training course
Location OCT NOV DEC JAN View later dates

Virtual Classroom

Virtual On Line PSP

18 9 show prices/book

 

Overview

A two day course.

Test analysts and test team leaders need to understand how to plan, estimate and schedule testing tasks and resources.

Following a well defined process and based on a detailed case study this course gives practical experience in planning, estimating and scheduling software testing within software development projects.

With the emphasis on putting theory into practice, this course is highly practical and attendees will produce real test documentation over the two day period.

Prerequisites

Previous experience of testing is assumed and preferably attendees will have at least one years experience as a tester prior to attending this course.

Attendees may also consider attending courses such as the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level and Advanced Level prior to attending this course.

 

Course Outline.

This two day course will cover:

  • Introduction
    • The system development life cycle
    • The test process
    • Test management
    • The role of the test team leader
    • The test planning process
    • Deliverables of planning
    • Scheduling test planning
    • Introduction to the case study

 

  • Planning
    • What to plan
    • The project test plan
    • Strategic or tactical
    • Tasks
    • Deliverables
    • Constraints
    • PERT and Network charts
    • Exercises - Getting started, constraints, the Gantt chart and the critical path

 

  • Estimating
    • Introduction to test estimation
    • Estimating techniques
    • Understanding the accuracy of estimates
    • What to estimate
    • Exercise - estimation

 

  • Scheduling
    • Understanding resources
    • Understanding tasks
    • Adjustment and contingency
    • Feedback and re-scheduling
    • Exercises - resource allocation, scheduling and issue work assignments

 

  • Progressing the work
    • Test monitoring
    • Activities to monitor
    • How to monitor using metrics
    • Controlling the project
    • Progress reporting to management
    • Exercise - progress reporting

 

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