ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Price: $1,650.00

This Advanced Level course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired at the Foundation Level. In this course you will learn how to manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for your organization. You will be able to organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and then use the results of these sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control. You will also be able to propose a business case for test activities that outline the costs and benefits expected. You will understand how to create and implement test plans consistent with your organization test policies and test strategies. You will learn how to ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders, and to participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives. You will learn how to identify skills and resource gaps in your test team, be able to participate in sourcing adequate resources and identify and plan skills development within your team.

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Intended Audience for this ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Course

  • » The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. This includes people in roles such as Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers.
  • » This Advanced Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.

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Course Prerequisites for ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

  • » To be able to obtain an Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the ISTQB Foundation Certificate and satisfy the board which examines them that they have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified.

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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Course Objectives

  • » Use traceability to check completeness and consistency of defined test conditions with respect to the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan.
  • » Use traceability to check completeness and consistency of designed test cases with respect to the defined test conditions.
  • » Use risks, prioritization, test environment and data dependencies, and constraints to develop a test execution schedule which is complete and consistent with respect to the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan.
  • » Use traceability to monitor test progress for completeness and consistency with the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan.
  • » Implement a project retrospective to evaluate processes and discover areas to improve.
  • » Analyze the stakeholders, circumstances, and needs of a software project or program, including the software development lifecycle model, and identify the optimal test activities.
  • » Analyse, identify, and assess product quality risks, summarizing the risks and their assessed level of risk based on key project stakeholder perspectives.
  • » Analyze given samples of test policies and test strategies, and create master test plans, level test plans, and other test work products that are complete and consistent with these documents.
  • » For a given project, analyze project risks and select appropriate risk management options (i.e., mitigation, contingency, transference, and/or acceptance).
  • » Define documentation norms and templates for test work products that will fit organization, lifecycle, and project needs, adapting available templates from standards bodies where applicable.
  • » For a given project, create an estimate for all test process activities, using all applicable estimation techniques.
  • » Analyze and report test results in terms of the residual risk, defect status, test execution status, test coverage status, and confidence to provide insight and recommendations that enable project stakeholders to make release decisions.
  • » Estimate the value of testing based on cost of quality, along with other quantitative and qualitative considerations, and communicate the estimated value to testing stakeholders.
  • » Analyze a project to select the appropriate review type, and to define a plan for conducting reviews, in order to ensure proper execution, follow up, and accountability.
  • » Define process and product metrics to be used in reviews.
  • » Develop a defect management process for a testing organization, including a defect report workflow that can be used to monitor and control a project defects throughout the testing lifecycle.
  • » Define the data and classification information that should be gathered during the defect management process.
  • » Define a test process improvement plan using the IDEAL model.
  • » Assess a given situation in order to devise a plan for tool selection, including risks, costs and benefits.
  • » Using a skills assessment spreadsheet, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of team members related to use of software systems, domain and business knowledge, areas of systems development, software testing and interpersonal skills.
  • » Analyze a given skills assessment for a team in order to define a training and skills development plan.

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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Course Outline

      1. Testing Process
        1. Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
        2. Test Planning
        3. Test Monitoring and Control
        4. Test Analysis
        5. Test Design
        6. Test Implementation
        7. Test Execution
        8. Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
        9. Test Closure Activities
      2. Test Management in Context
        1. Understanding Testing Stakeholders
        2. Lifecycle Activities and Work Products
        3. Alignment of Test Activities with Other Lifecycle Activities
        4. Managing Non-Functional Testing
        5. Managing Experience-Based Testing
      3. Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches
        1. Risk-Based Testing
        2. Risk-Based Testing Techniques
        3. Other Techniques for Test Selection
        4. Test Prioritization and Effort Allocation in the Test Process
      4. Test Documentation and Other Work Products
        1. Test Policy
        2. Test Strategy
        3. Master Test Plan
        4. Level Test Plan
        5. Project Risk Management
        6. Other Test Work Products
      5. Test Estimation
        1. Test Estimation
      6. Defining and Using Test Metrics
        1. Defining and Using Test Metrics
      7. Business Value of Testing
        1. Business Value of Testing
      8. Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
        1. Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
      9. Managing the Application of Industry Standards
        1. Managing the Application of Industry Standards
      10. Reviews
        1. Management Reviews and Audits
        2. Managing Reviews
        3. Metrics for Reviews
        4. Managing Formal Reviews
      11. Defect Management
        1. The Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Lifecycle
        2. Defect Report Information
        3. Assessing Process Capability with Defect Reporting Information
      12. Improving the Testing Process
        1. Test Improvement Process
        2. Improving the Testing Process
        3. Improving the Testing Process with TMMi
        4. Improving the Testing Process with TPI Next
        5. Improving the Testing Process with CTP
        6. Improving the Testing Process with STEP
      13. Test Tools and Automation
        1. Tool Selection
        2. Tool Lifecycle
        3. Tool Metrics
      14. People Skills - Team Composition
        1. Individual Skills
        2. Test Team Dynamics
        3. Fitting Testing Within an Organisation
        4. Motivation
        5. Communication
      15. Exam

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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Course Benefits

  • » Prepares participants for the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate examination.

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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