Calculating Your Test Overheads

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Summary:

In this presentation, Ross Collard provides an extensive project checklist and explains how using it can increase your team's efficiency.

When a test team in a financial services organization analyzed how their time was being spent, they were amazed to find that thousands of hours per year were being spent trying to find existing test cases, figure out what they did, and assess whether the cases could be used on new projects.

Some testers assumed that the existing inefficient methods were the ways things had to be. Others were so busy getting the work done that they had not noticed where their time was being spent.

In this presentation, Ross Collard provides an extensive project checklist and explains how using it can increase your team's efficiency.

About the author

Ross Collard's picture Ross Collard

Ross Collard is a consultant who currently is working on software testing and quality assurance projects for AT&T, Cisco, GE, Lucent, and the State of California. He teaches software testing for UC Berkeley. Ross has an MS in computer science from the California Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford.

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