New Environment Test Estimation Inquiry
Hello Fellow Testers,
I would like to seek some help with you guys.
Recently, there has been a plan to move our system(application) into a new environment.
The thing is I was asked by my manager to find an estimate for the test effort that will be produced when it happens.
Now here are my questions: [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
1. Whenever a certain application/system will be moved into a new environment, does it necessarily needed to test everything from it?
2. Basically, I have been with the project for 8 months, when I came in, the application was already there, my problem is the old test cases was never maintained and now I am thinking of going back from scratch because of this, will it be okay?
3. Aside from the test cases, the requirements were no longer been updated. I only do regression testing before for some Change Requests, so I may be familiar with the application but not for everything. Do I need to ask for the Business Analyst to update the old Business Requirements to serve as reference in my new test cases?
I hope someone can help me with this one.
I am really lost.
Thank you in advance.
Note: I am also the sole tester for this application [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Re: New Environment Test Estimation Inquiry
1. Not necessarily. The new environment might be identical to the old environment. Or, perhaps nobody cares if the system still works. Or perhaps you can isolate the parts of the system that will be impacted by the move to the new environment, and test only those.
2. It's okay by me. But you should probably be asking that question of those who issue your paycheck (such as your Manager). They are the ones whose opinion matters, right? Is it necessary to start from scratch? Or, can you come up with a more efficient way?
3. Can you figure out how to do whatever testing is needed without an update to the Requirements? If so, then no - you don't need to ask for updates. Otherwise - perhaps yes.
When a Manager asks for an estimate of a task, you should clarify with him/her what is involved in the task first. Then estimate. Anything else is far closer to a guess.