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 …

By the Dashboard Light: Providing Information, Not Data

Imagine you’re a fly on the wall in a readiness review meeting—a meeting of the project and senior managers to see if the product is ready to release. Senior manager: “Where are we with the testing?” Test manager: “Oh, here’s the defect data and the test data and…” Senior manager: “No, tell me where we …