CTG Academy

Test Management: Advanced

A good test manager is able to find a balance between budget, resources, scope and risk, and tries to assess and improve the overall quality of the project.

An excellent test manager foresees the project’s pitfalls and is able to mitigate the associated risks, whilst always being on the look-out for possible improvements.


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

Test professionals, leading a team and/or in a planning or coordination role will be provided with numerous techniques, tips and tricks, allowing them to manage their testing activities within an IT project more efficiently and effectively.

The course focuses on a number of areas:

  • Test budgeting
  • Risk management
  • KPI selection
  • General test improvement – where test management expertise and professional judgment is required.

The course also aims at incorporating the participants’ expertise through an interactive approach. Trainees will be invited to share their experience with the different topics that are being discussed.

Typical Audience

This course is intended for experienced test managers, project managers and quality managers.

Course Prerequisites

Extensive experience with managerial aspects within IT projects is required.

Ideally, the “Test Management Foundation” training can be considered a prerequisite. Furthermore, basic knowledge of STBox™, CTG’s test methodology or any other test methodology is desirable.

Course Delivery

Approximately 60% of the class is devoted to lab exercises and group discussions.

Throughout the course, an experienced trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real-world projects. Courses can be given in English, Dutch or French. Course material is in English.

Course Venue

The course duration is 3 days.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1500/person for 3 days. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

General Test Management

  • Test policy and test strategy documents

Risk Management

  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Product Risk Management (PRISMA)
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Risk Mitigation

Test Strategy

  • Differentiated Test Approach
  • Assigning test design techniques

Test Planning & Estimation

  • Test Point Analysis
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Wide Band Delphi
  • Putnam's Model

Soft Skills

  • Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Kolb's learning model

Test Process Improvement

Test Reporting

  • Risk Based Reporting
  • Factor Criteria Metric (FCM)
  • GQM (Goal Question Metric)
  • Key Performance Indicators for testing
  • Defect Detection Ratio
  • Earned Value method

Business Value of testing

Test Environment Management

Test Data Management

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