Free test testnet 2014 - taste wheel for testers workshop v03


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These are thes slides I used during my workshop on both Freetest (Norway) and TestNet (Netherlands).

Both Mobile and Traditional Testing benefits by having a clear and solid test strategy that can be explained to the stakeholders, and that enables us to tell a test story that aligns with that strategy.
Rather than communicating lists of bugs and passed test cases, we need a language to explain or stakeholders how we perceive the application or App that we test. What language do we use, how do describe the application? What language do we use when we want to express our experience with the application that we have just tested. In this hands-on workshop we will seek words to do so. We will use the analogy of the coffee taste wheel to draw up our own Testers taste wheel.
In coffee land (but also in whiskey land) they use a taste wheel to describe tastes that you can look for while sampling the coffee. It serves as a kind of checklist, but also helps to give names to the flavors. It provides a language that is commonly understood among the tasters. The coffee taste wheel displays both the disqualifiers (bad tastes like burned, to bitter, etc) and the nice flavors (the qualifiers) of the coffee.
An example of the coffee taste wheel can be found in the slides.

The set-up of the taste wheel can be quite beneficial as basis of test process that aligns with the information need of the stakeholders. In this workshop groups of testers will explore a few sample Apps on their mobile device or laptop. Their mission will be a) Defining the qualifiers and disqualifies of the application, using the KANO model, b) Execute some testing and c) Report verbally towards the other teams about they way they perceive the application. Based upon the reports, we will model our own testing taste wheel.

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Free test testnet 2014 - taste wheel for testers workshop v03

  1. 1. Taste wheel for testers… Workshop Freetest (Norway) Testnet (Netherlands) May 2014 Derk-Jan de Grood 1
  2. 2. Introduction Bridge the gab Find some shared language Experiment: build our own flavor wheel for testers Do some exploratory testing Find what is needed to be the quality ambassador 2
  3. 3. My Passion
  4. 4. Key Problem 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. Testing What’s app 6 Define items you want to test Distribute tasks Execute tests Prepare your test story 10 min 10 min
  7. 7. Reporting 7
  8. 8. Did you take into account Different kind of users, or persona’s ? 8
  9. 9. Qualifiers 10
  10. 10. Disqualifiers 11
  11. 11. 12
  12. 12. Check vs Test Check Test 13 Exploratory Scripted
  13. 13. 3 step strategy Persona’s Qualifiers Disqualifiers 14
  14. 14. TestNet Network test 15
  15. 15. The flavor wheel Where my passions meet 16
  16. 16. 17 Generic Qualifiers Shows like Dis- Qualifiers
  17. 17. 18
  18. 18. Simplified 19 Generic Qualifiers Shows like Dis- Qualifiers
  19. 19. Benefits Checklist what could we test Involve stakeholders Find common language Focus on the right things Have a good test story Show your added value 20
  20. 20. Lets compose our own flavour wheel The experiment 21
  21. 21. 22 1 Define Persona’s
  22. 22. 23 2 Define Qualifiers Format: As Person I Goal, because single attribute Example As end user I trust the system, because I know my private data is not shared over the internet
  23. 23. Put them on the board 24
  24. 24. Different stakeholder have same goals… As a <partner> I <enjoy> my girlfriend because see can cook a good diner As a <partner> I <mistrust> my girlfriend because she likes the neighbor As a <brother> I <enjoy> my sister because see can cook a good diner As a <neighbor> I <enjoy> my neighbor because … 25
  25. 25. Counting 26
  26. 26. First drafts 27 Freetest- Norway TestNet- Netherlands
  27. 27. Persona’s 28
  28. 28. Put to practice 29
  29. 29. Remember the case Pick a qualifier How could you test it? What would you communicate? 30
  30. 30. Product Demo 31
  31. 31. Review (static tests) 32
  32. 32. Tell a appealing test story 33
  33. 33. 34 WRAP-UP
  34. 34. Wrap up Check vs Test Check Test 12 Explotatory Scripted `````````````
  35. 35. Derk-Jan de Grood Valori Coltbaan 4a 3439 NG NIEUWEGEIN The Netherlands +31(0)651807878 Blog: Twitter: @DerkJandeGrood