Test Estimation Seeing the Future of Your Test Effort
Test Estimation Page 2 How Long Will Testing Take What makes an estimate a good one? Accurately predicts and guides the project’s future Realistic: All tasks included, accurately estimated, risks understood and mitigated Actionable: Clear ownership by committed individual contributors, assigned resources, known dependencies Estimation process Ask experts and owners Consult metrics and industry averages Negotiate with managers and stakeholders www.rbcs-us.com Copyright (c) RBCS 1999-2015
Test Estimation Page 3 Manager and Stakeholder Expectations Cover the test basis completely, regardless of cost and schedule implications Cover the test basis as completely as possible within schedule constraints (cost not an issue) Cover the test basis as completely as possible within schedule and cost constraints Break the iron triangle (ignore interaction of schedule, budget, quality, features) www.rbcs-us.com Copyright (c) RBCS 1999-2015
Iron Box and Triangle Test Estimation Page 4 www.rbcs-us.com Copyright (c) RBCS 1999-2015