There are about 1200 test cases to be executed. Testing resources are 4 in numbers. Test Execution starting next monday. My task will be to plan the test execution time and allocation the task to available resources so that we can complete the test execution cycle on very limited time period. I will also execute the test cases apart from planning and assigning the execution task amongst the team members. We can't even think of taking any extra time for it to complete. I have been just placed in this project for planning and execution of test cases. I have don't have any prior knowledge of this project. The situation in the project is total messy. I don't have much prior experiences in tackling this type of crunch scenario and the manager has high expectation on me that I will be tackle it nicely.
I would like to hear from you all in the foolowing aspects:
1)What would be the best approach for tackling this type of crunch scenario?
2)How do I Plan the Test Cases execution time?
3) How do I allocate the test cases amongst team members for execution?
4) How do I motivate the team members so that they cooperate fully?
I desperately need your suggestions and eagerly waiting to hear from you all....Please provide ur valuable suggestions.
1) Prioritize your test cases
2) Plan the exection time among the high priority ones that will fit into your time
3) Allocate according to product knowledge, or who may have wrote them (if they did, people should do their own)
4) Motivation comes in many forms, for some its a donut or a cookie or a cup of tea for others a taser to the spine works...this will vary upon local law enforcement, culture and available nanotechnology
If you have only one cycle to do this and no time for bug fixes do as much as you can, because no matter what this product is probably going out the door.
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regarding how many testcases a resource can execute per day and plan accordingly.prortize the testcases.
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Problem with this is that its a subjective value, one resource is not going to be able to perform the same as another. You can get a baseline, but for a crunch its not the best way to plan and will more than likely give you the wrong result.