Estimating Testing Time

© 2005 Johanna Rothman. This column was originally published on Stickyminds.com Partway through an assessment, the senior manager asked me, “How long should the testing take?” The answer to the senior manager’s question is, “It depends.” If you do test-driven development, there is rarely more than an iteration’s worth of at-the-end testing. When I coach …

Future Fixes

With a little common sense and some dependable metrics, you can banish the “bug bucket” and keep the dreaded rework monster under control by creating a reasonable prediction of your project’s end. A reader recently asked me, “When planning a project phase, how do you account for the bugs that you know will be created? …