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Test Estimation: Basic & Advanced for IT/Test Professionals

A Simple and Very Effective technique to derive Testing Estimates, along with the Template for complete understanding.
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Created by Rajan Bhatia
Last updated 7/2015
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Learn the basics behind Software Test Estimation, how to do it effectively and Tips along with the Test Estimation template with example.

Master the Test Estimation technique and get that Confidence into your Professional career.

  • Test Estimation definition and need.
  • Benefits of Test Estimation.
  • Learn - 'When to begin the Test Estimation process' in the Testing Life Cycle.
  • Overview on the Software and Testing life cycles.
  • Find out the various factors to be considered for the estimation process.
  • Know briefly about the Standard Estimation Techniques.
  • Master the Risk Based Test Estimation model/technique with a template.
  • Know about - Risk Ranking requirements activity.
  • Find out the advanced journey of the estimation model and modifying the template as per your project.
  • Recognize the need for optimizing the estimation process.
  • Learn Tips, Best practices for Test Estimation.

Everything about the Testing Estimates - Get that Edge

In my Professional career, I've seen many Testing professionals struggling to do Test Estimates and always having that uncomfortable feeling. I've specifically designed this course to bridge that gap, considering it's a very important activity for planning Project and Testing schedules. It could play a crucial role in the success or failure of Testing or Project as a whole. I'm also sharing a Test Estimation template to make learning more effective.

Testing resources are more in demand than ever and companies are looking for skilled resources actively. This course will add to your skill-set and can definitely give you an edge over others in your professional career.

Content and Overview

Suitable for Testing Professionals, Project Managers and for those who are planning to begin their Testing career path. The course contents are simple to understand and students can straightaway start to implement the best practices and Test Estimation template in their respective projects. It talks about the definition, need, benefits of doing estimates, factors to consider and most importantly when to do this activity (for how long?) in the software development life cycle. Additionally, Software and Testing Life Cycles are discussed in brief for complete understanding.

The standard estimation techniques are briefly discussed and then Risk Based Test Estimation model is discussed in detail. An advanced model is also explained which gives more insight and takes your knowledge to an expert level.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create Test Estimates with lots of confidence and can really add a testing value to their projects.

Who is the target audience?
  • Testing Professionals who want to learn and enhance their Test Estimation skills.
  • Project Managers/ IT Professionals who are trying to understand the Testing world and Estimation Process.
  • Anyone who wants to understand the Test Estimation process in a simplified and effective way.
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What Will I Learn?
Master the Test Estimation technique and get that Edge in the Testing world.
Learn the Importance and Benefits of Test Estimations.
Understand Risk Based testing.
Test Estimation step (when to begin) in the Software/Testing Life Cycle.
Perform Risk Ranking of the software requirements for better estimations and other benefits.
Implement the Tips & Tricks and become more confident.
Multiple benefits of the Test Estimation template.
Utilise Test Estimation template in your projects.
Understand different stages in the SDLC and STLC.
Overview of other Estimation techniques
Customizing the template as per the Project requirements.
Follow the continuous journey of the Improvement circle.
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  • High level understanding of the software Testing activities would be advantageous.
  • It's a self sufficient course and even provides high level information on the related topics.
  • No need of any material/software to understand the course.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:00:31
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 03:17

Understand the various topics to be covered in this course.

Preview 03:17
What is Test Estimation?
1 Lecture 02:20

Test Estimation definition, measurement units, importance and industry data on estimates.

Preview 02:20
Test Estimation Benefits
1 Lecture 02:40

Test Estimation benefits in the software life cycle.

When to Begin Test Estimation process?
3 Lectures 12:33

Overview of the complete Software development Life Cycle and embedding the Test Estimation process.

Preview 05:19

Overview of the Software Testing Life Cycle and embedding the Test Estimation process in it.

Software Testing Life Cycle

Learn about the various factors that can influence and help in the Estimation activities.

Assiting Factors
Test Estimation Techniques
7 Lectures 30:55

High level overview of the standard Test Estimation techniques.

Estimation Techniques

Understand the Risk based model and how to risk rank the software requirements.

Risk Based Model

The standard testing activities to be performed in the Testing life cycle.

Standard Test Activities in a Project

Discuss the Estimation template and it's associated benefits.

Estimation Template

Basic Estimation template, how to estimate using Risk Based model and Test Scenarios with an example.

Estimation Template (Excel)

Test Case level estimation technique, how to estimate using Risk Based model and Test Cases with an example.

Estimation Template (Excel) continued...

Advanced option for the Estimation template, how to estimate using Risk Based model and Test Points/Units with an example.

Estimation Template (Excel) continued...
Continuous Learning/Optimizing
1 Lecture 03:33

Continuous learning process is explained to get more comfortable with the Test Estimation process.

Helpful Tips
2 Lectures 05:13

Helpful tips that can help in the effective Test Estimation process.


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About the Instructor
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Rajan Bhatia has done a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He has more than 14 years of Software Testing experience in various MNCs across different domains and technologies. He is settled in New Zealand and has a rich experience of working in large, complex IT projects geographically based out of England, New Zealand and USA.

In his professional journey, he has helped companies in setting-up their testing processes/methodologies, templates to streamline their testing capability/practice.

He keeps himself up-to-date with the Professional certifications in the software industry. He is ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), PRINCE2 and HMM (Harvard Manage Mentor) certified with good exposure to the entire Software Development and Testing Life Cycles.

Professional Attributes: Quality conscious, Pro-active, Committed, Result oriented (meeting targets) and Knowledge sharing.

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