Test Estimation

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Course Overview

Estimation, particularly for the Software Testing phase in the Software Development life cycle, has its own set of challenges. Testing activities are different; project stake holders' expectations from testing are different. Skill set of resources required are different, risks/challenges of execution are different from those faced during development. The aforesaid are the factors that influence estimation. Test Estimation Training is designed to create awareness on the Software Test Estimation process, common methods & techniques used and the challenges faced during test estimation keeping in mind the factors that influence estimation.

Course Content

Software Estimation fundamentals

  • Common methods
  • Factors Influencing estimation
  • Express impact of risks in terms of cost and schedule
  • Importance of historical data in software estimation

Software Test Estimation
Important considerations

  • Types of testing
  • Test Automation
  • Number of iterations
  • Skills set - Domain; Technical
  • Risks, assumptions and dependencies

Effort estimation

  • WBS Approach
  • Test Point Analysis - Introduction

Use case points based estimation - Introduction
Cost of Quality

Defect Detection Rate

  • Defect Prediction Models
  • Test effort/Test cases and defects ratio

Cost Estimation

  • Test environment set-up
  • Influence of Make - Buy decisions
  • Developers Vs. testers ratio

Schedule Estimation

  • Factoring dependencies
  • Alignment with the overall project plan

Challenges in Software Test Estimation
Adapting to constraints during project execution

Industry average
Size Estimation for Testing Projects

Application of Three Point Estimation
WBS and WBS Dictionary application with case Study    Common estimation Error specific to testing projects and methods/Techniques to overcome

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Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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