Exploratory Testing (Framework) Experience
In this session, we’ll test some real small to medium size applications for quality and bugs. Through three main activities of collation, investigation and prediction, we’ll move through our explorations understanding applications then experimenting with discovery and failure situations, utilizing tools when relevant. While Erik will guide the session and explain the context, a large part of the testing will come from the audience, either as ideas or driving the keyboard. While this is accessible as an introductory session, it will also show how to perform industrial strength ET.
This session is an extension of the 180 minute “Exploratory testing experience” tutorial delivered at Agile 08. I’ve been running these sessions for several years now. We will work though a series of applications illustrating techniques and thinking approaches, with large parts of the testing driven by the audience. A key to effective exploratory testing is understanding what you are doing, and the ET framework helps people understand the thinking processes involved. I’ve been working with the Exploratory Testing Framework (first published in Better Software Magazine in late 2007) for several years, but also use other relevant ET practices. At the end of the session, we will have done some comprehensive testing of some meaty applications, and provided ideas for participants own explorations.
- Learn from an ET guru in action
- Learn to use an Exploratory Testing Framework to guide exploratory testing
- See how tools can assist ET
- Learn how to organize and perform ET on a project