Abstract/Description

Consisting of simultaneous test design, execution, reporting and learning, Exploratory Testing done well can be a powerful tool in any team member's arsenal. Done poorly, it can create confusion without adding much value. In this hands-on introduction, attendees will bring a laptop, pair with a buddy, hear a little theory, and then get to testing. We'll have some more theory, then test a second application, then a third - then conduct a retrospective to talk about how these techniques can combine to improve coverage of the application, reducing time-to-done, and allow teams to compress testing into iterations, sprints, and other timeboxes.

The theory element of the class will include quick attacks and consistency heuristics, two ways to generate test ideas when time is tight and information limited.

About the Speaker(s)

Agilist working as part of product development teams to support and accelerate development through fast feedback. I help teams to craft more executable user stories. Product backlog creator and groomer with emphasis on progressive elaboration. Front-end Javascript development, back-end development in Python or Node. Test automator using Newman, Protractor, Javascript, Selenium, or Python. Testing teacher, unit and integration test review and advisement, exploratory testing coach. Exploratory tester. Agile coach. ScrumMaster. Experience in programming, coaching, project management, product ownership, and technical writing. Community builder, meetup founder, conference organizer, speaker, workshop facilitator, author, podcaster, and blogger. Claire Moss has always had a passion for writing, which might be a strange trait for a discrete mathematician, but that doesn’t stop her from blogging or writing software articles. After working briefly as a software programmer and technical writer during college, Claire signed on as a quality engineer after graduation. By now, Claire has been delivering and testing software for 15 years. When you find your calling, you never look back! You might say she’s a compulsive empiricist when it comes to software. Claire continues to use her evil powers for good on the job and on her blog.

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