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Software Test Estimation E-Learning

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.

The objectives for this course are as follows:

  • Analyze risks to system quality to determine what should be tested—and to what degree—in a test subproject
  • Use work-breakdown-structures to create an actionable, realistic estimate of the tasks, dependencies, resources, and time required for the testing subproject
  • Refine estimates using developer/tester ratios, industry averages, historical data, and test point analysis
  • Sell the estimate to management on a dollars-and-cents, risk-management basis
  • Adjust the estimated schedule and budget to fit project constraints without undermining accuracy or unduly increasing risk

Purchase of the e-learning course includes:

  • Three months of unlimited access to the online course
  • Add-on option for shipment of the complete course noteset and the supplemental textbook,” Critical Testing Processes”
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)

Blended e-learning, licenses and volume discounts are also available for companies.

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