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Discussion on: Why developers are SO sh*t at estimating!

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Luke Garrigan Author

Thank you for this, I love hearing how people take different approaches to estimate tasks. Your approach is very interesting, we do a relatively similar thing at work although we have Quality Assurance engineers who estimate the effort for testing and that gets bundled on top of the overall estimate.

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Jaime López

Thanks for this. QA team is a good thing to test the whole product but there are a lot of tests in a project lifecycle. You have to include some effort for unit testing, integration tests, smoke test, user acceptance tests, etc. So, there should be something in the estimation to cover testing saying what kind of test are included in the estimation so you can adjust the percentage of the effort of the team.

Do your estimations include the time QA team will spend in the project? This is something you should consider to include inside or outside your estimation and you should co-work with your QA mate.