About this Course

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 SQS has gained over the years working in many industries.

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Detailed Information

This one-day workshop covers: ? 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

An understanding of test processes is required.

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.

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