You Want It When?—Negotiating Test Schedules

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Negotiating Test Schedules
Summary:

The biggest obstacle in the software industry is lack of time to do the job well. Negotiation can buy valuable time and help management avoid blunders. This paper is about estimating and negotiating test schedules.

The biggest obstacle in the software industry is lack of time to do the job well. Negotiation can buy valuable time and help management avoid blunders. This paper is about estimating and negotiating test schedules.

About the author

Gregory M. Pope's picture Gregory M. Pope

Gregory M. Pope is a Software Quality Engineer at the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory supporting Advanced Simulation using Large Scale Parallel Computing. Mr. Pope has worked in a variety of capacities at virtually all levels of software development and testing. He began his career developing software used to test jet engines and helicopters. He later worked in the defense industry, testing mission-critical software for military and space applications. Working in the private sector, he has developed and patented techniques for computer-aided testing. Among his inventions is the Ferret, a highly regarded software-testing tool manufactured and marketed by his former company.

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