How long will the testing take? That's a question we test professionals often struggle to answer, and, when we do, the response is often, "That's too long!"
In this practical, hands-on course, Rex Black guides you through the tricky questions of test estimation. Can we use risk to determine what we should test‹ and how extensively? What tasks must we carry out to be ready to perform those tests when the time comes? Can we combine techniques like work-breakdown- structures, historical project data, and rules of thumb to estimate the time and money required for those tasks? How can we respond to management requests to compress testing efforts into pre-existing schedule or budget targets? Rex's experience-based presentation, lively group discussion, hypothetical case study, and a realistic running exercise will put the essential estimation tools in your hands so you'll be ready for your next testing project.
This course draws on Rex's best-selling book, Managing the Testing Process, 2e, his new book, Critical Testing Processes, and over two decades of software, hardware, and systems experience.