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How to Estimate A Story in An Agile SCRUM Sprint

Wondering on Agile SCRUM Sprint Estimation

Wondering on how to estimate a set of business requirements into one or more Agile SCRUM Sprints? Go on reading further and let me know what you think.   If you are planning to work/develop software based on Agile SCRUM development model and are looking out for an estimation model, here it goes. Quick Overview on Agile SCRUM Before I go into presenting the model, let me present a quick introduction to Agile SCRUM development model. Agile software development is a set of software development methods that are based on iterative and incremental method,¬†where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. Following is taken from Agile Manifesto …

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Tips & Techniques for Estimating Software Testing Effort


Even before we go about looking into tips and techniques for doing effort estimation for testing, it may be kept in mind that testing can be secluded as a separate task. It starts with the start of the project by starting to analyzing the project requirements and come up with a test plan comprising of test cases (primarily) and goes on till the end in form of performing the tests. However, it may be good idea to understand different aspects of testing to be done in the project and assign efforts accordingly if the testing includes specific attention due to various different reasons. Also, different software development methodologies such as …

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How to estimate effort for unit testing?

Is that a right question to ask at all during effort estimation stage? When taking workshop with software developers involved SCRUM methodology, I came across some of the following answers in relation with effort estimation vis-a-vis unit testing: No task was created for unit tests and hence, no effort was estimated. Thus, we didn’t write any unit tests. We had to deliver and we were running short of time; hence, we skipped unit testing? There are effort estimation done for functional tests by QA engineers; Then, why unit tests? Interestingly, some stakeholders on client end said about of software developers on offshore side not asking for tasks to be estimated …

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