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Critical Testing Processes: Plan, Prepare, Perform, Perfect by Rex Black

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Chapter 6. Gain and Communicate Insights: Plan the Test Effort

Some managers believe that their planning activities come to an end when they have prepared and received management approval for a work-breakdown-structure, schedule, and budget. While I would agree that a solid estimate with management support is essential to writing a good plan for any project, there are myriad details that remain hidden, unrecognized, and unannounced within such an estimate. When we prepare estimates, we make assumptions, we build in dependencies, we skip over contributions, and we take for granted that certain low-level processes will just...happen. It is dangerous when we assume a straightforward test subproject within the context of a project team that knows ...

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