Exploratory testing is a powerful tool in any agile team member's arsenal.

Quickly switching between test design, execution, reporting, and learning adds value to teams while avoiding confusion.

In this hands-on introduction, attendees will pair up around a laptop or mobile device and get a quick introduction to test design before opening a real application for testing.

After some reflection and a little more theory, we'll iterate to test a second application and, time-permitting, a third

To wrap up, we'll conduct a retrospective to gather what people have learned. Then, we will talk about how teams can explicitly include exploratory testing to fit testing into iterations, sprints, and other timeboxes while improving coverage and transparency of what is tested.

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

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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.