“Test Estimation”

Shyam Sunder, Project Manager, UnitedHealth Group Information Services

Introduction:
We have executed many projects Large Projects, Small Projects etc. Sometimes we miss our testing deadlines because there is no defined criterion that is used to build our execution test plan. To help avoid such missing our deadlines we have prepared these Test Estimation guidelines.

Audience:
1. Test Management Professionals — Managers, Architects, Test Leads, Software Test Engineers
2. Quality / SEPG Management Professionals — Managers, QA Leads, Software QA Engineers
3. Project Management Professionals — Managers, Leads, Software Engineers

Area of Application:
Testing Projects

Benefits:
Why good estimates are important?
1. Testing is often blamed for late delivery
2. Testing time is ”squeezed”
3. It promotes early risk assessment

Issues:
1. Major Issues : Estimation method / Process, Environment & Tools, Testing to be performed, Complexity of the application under tests
2. Minor Issues : Test Resource, Other factors

Shyam Sunder, Project Manager, UnitedHealth Group Information Services

Shyam SunderShyam Sunder is a PMP® Certified Test Manager working in United Health Group Information Services (UHGIS). Shyam has got total IT Testing Experience of 11 Year 9 Months and has worked in various reputed organizations like IIS Infotech, HCL Technologies etc before joining UHGIS last year. Shyam is strong in the area of Project Management, Software Development, Testing areas and Client relationship management. He is well versed in testing areas and has been actively involved in IV&V along with his testing delivery projects. The strong testing background which Shyam inculcated in previous organizations is being put into forte in UHGIS which is reaping rich dividends of his testing acumen and expertise. Shyam has a consistent track record of successful product introduction and implementation and is Productive as both individual contributor and Project Manager. Shyam also possesses excellent communication and relationship-building skills.

Shyam's Professional Certifications
1. PMI Certified PMP®.
2. KPMG Certified IS0 9001 Internal Auditor.
3. Brainbench Certification in Project Management.