F13-701: Test Estimation

Track: Test Strategy, Process and Design

In this session, the speaker will share his experiences on both large and small projects where deadlines were missed because there was no defined criterion used to build the execution test plan. In order to avoid missed deadlines, a set of test estimation guidelines was developed. The speaker will present the various test estimation techniques used which resulted in proper execution of the testing projects. Test estimation is a prediction based on probability assignments and is a continuous process, which should be followed and used throughout the project life cycle. Effective software estimation helps track and control cost/effort overruns. The estimation technique guidelines explained in this session can be enhanced to cover various environmental factors. Pilot these guidelines for a few projects in your organization and compare the estimated effort and actual effort. As you get proficient with implementation of the techniques presented, you will find that estimated and actual efforts are getting closer which will result in better execution of the testing projects.

Session Takeaways:

  • Proficiency in Test Estimation
  • Become a better Test Manager as well as Project Manager

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Session Speaker:

Shyam Sunder – Test Program Manager, Dell Services
Shyam Sunder is a PMP® Certified Test Program Manager working in Dell Services, Qatar. Shyam has total testing experience of 15 years and has worked in various reputed organizations like IIS Infotech and HCL Technologies before joining Dell Services. Shyam is strong in the area of test management, software testing areas and client relationship management. He is well versed in testing areas and has been actively involved in IV&V along with his testing delivery projects. The strong testing background developed in previous organizations is being put into use at Dell which is reaping rich dividends of his testing acumen and expertise. Shyam has a consistent track record of successful product introduction and implementation and he is productive as both an individual contributor and project manager. Shyam also possesses excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Shyam has been a regular contributor in Testing Forums like Quality Assurance of India (QAI) and Software Testing Conferences (STC) with his papers, presentations and workshops. Shyam has received excellent client testimonials which can be seen in his linked-in profile. Linked in Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sundershyam30. Shyam”s Professional Certifications include PMI Certified PMP®; 6-Sigma Green Belt Champion; KPMG Certified IS0.