About this Course

Course Code TPQ20150
Duration 2 Days

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.


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.

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On completion of this course attendees will have gained the skills and confidence necessary to plan test phases, they will know how to create detailed test plans, will have a useful tool box of estimating techniques, will be able to efficiently allocate resource, will know how to report progress to management and will understand how to achieve test objectives within the constraints of software development projects. In addition to this attendees will know how to recognise when projects are getting out of hand and what controlling activities are necessary to bring them back on schedule.


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

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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