Mind MapsAn agile way of working    Huib Schoots  Jean-Paul Varwijk   Agile Testing Days 2012
About us: Huib
About us: Jean-Paul
Program
Create your 1st mind mapCreate a mind map about yourselfin 15 minutes:•   Who are you?•   What do you do for work?•   W ha...
Our brain            Logic                                 Color          Speech                                  Phantasy...
Why Mind Maps work• Your memory is naturally associative, not  linear• Any idea has thousands of links in your mind• Mind ...
Creativity• Adults: on average 3  to 6 alternatives• Children: often 60 or  more alternatives• Numbed by  education, norms...
Communication
VisualisationVisualisation is the translation of athought, result or other information intoa visible representation
VisualisationBest known forms:•   Traffic signs•   Diagrams•   Graphics•   Tables•   Maps•   Photos
VisualisationPurpose of this tutorial:• Learning to visualise using mind maps• To express yourself using little text and  ...
Sketch notes
Argument map
Concept map
Radial tree
Topic map
Semantic network
Euler diagram
Information graphics
Information graphics
Spider diagram
Mind map  Source: http://www.mindmapart.com/how-to-mind-map-mind-map-jane-genovese/
Mind mapA combination of:•   Images•   Symbols•   Codes•   Dimensions•   Key wordsGoal: To store and transmit information
Tony BuzanMind maps mimic the thoughtprocesses of your brain!The five most important brain functions:1.   Recieve2.   Stor...
Video Tony Buzan     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlabrWv25qQ
Mind maps according Buzan• Take a large piece of paper (A2 – A3)• Place the paper in ‘landscape’• Draw a central image in ...
Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
Mind maps according Buzan• Add branches to your central image• These branches represent main themes to  your cental image•...
Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
Mind maps according Buzan• Add a second level of branches• These branches are associations triggered  by the main branches...
Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
Be creative…        Source: http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk
BuzanExercise:1. Create a mind map of your holiday   plans or hobby2. Use words, colors and drawings3. Share your mind map...
Hand made mind maps?• Advantage:  – Easy to create  – Personal• Disadvantage:  – Personal  – Changes  – Transfer
Mind map tooling• Advantage:  – Easy to share  – Fits in to existing    documents• Disadvantage:  – Is it really a mind ma...
iMindmap    http://www.thinkbuzan.com/nl/registration/freetrial
XMind        http://www.xmind.net/download/win/
MindJet          http://www.mindjet.com/
SimpleMind    http://www.simpleapps.eu/simplemind/desktop#trial
Freemind   http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download
Text2MindMap       http://www.text2mindmap.com/
ToolingExercise:Transfer your previously hand mademind map into a tool
Mind maps and testing
Test planQuestion:What are characteristics of a good test plan?
Test plan: old schoolMS Word:  – Lots of text (this example = 55 pages!!!)  – Inaccessible  – Does anybody really read the...
Test plan: mind map    Mindjet Mind Manager turned a 24 pages template       into this mind map (word document import)
Test plan: mind map
Test plan: mind map
Test strategy: risk analysis       Source: Pascal Dufour (http://pascaldufour.wordpress.com/)
Test strategy          Source: http://www.moolya.com
Test strategy         Source: http://testerkiwi.blogspot.nl/
Source: Ruud Cox, Testing in a Medical Device Context, EuroStar 2012
Coverage outline      Source: Michael Bolton, ET workshops Rabobank International 2012
Coverage outline      Source: Michael Bolton, ET workshops Rabobank International 2012
Strategy outline
Project Kick-off    Source: Graham Freeburn – Map your way to better testing (EuroStar 2012)
Exercise:Create a test strategy mind mapof the DB Bahn travel planner  http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
Test ideas•   Heuristic test strategy model•   Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet•   You Are Not Done Yet•   Touring Heuristic
Heuristic Test Strategy Model      Source: http://www.satisfice.com/tools/satisfice-tsm-4p.pdf
Heuristic Test Strategy Model      Source: http://www.satisfice.com/tools/satisfice-tsm-4p.pdf
You are not done yetSource: http://www.thebraidytester.com/downloads/YouAreNotDoneYet.pdf
Touring Heuristic     Source: http://michaeldkelly.com/blog/2005/9/20/touring-heuristic.html
Test coverageSFD(I)POT
The famous parking calculator       http://www.grr.org/ParkCalc.php
Test coverage      Structure: What is it made of?       Function: What does it do?
Test coverage      Data: What is being processed?     Platform: What does it depend on?
Test coverage       Operation: How is it used?       Time: Is there a time factor?
Test coverage       Source: Pekka Marjamäki, Nordic Testing Days 2012
Test cases / test ideas          Source: http://www.bettertesting.co.uk
Test cases / test ideas          Source: http://www.bettertesting.co.uk
Test cases / test ideas(incl. output and reporting)                        Source: http://www.moolya.com
Bad example?
Bad example!!
Suggestion
Multiple level mind map
Multiple level mind map
Exercise:Create a number of test cases ortest ideas in a mind map
Coverage report
Test reports         Source: http://automation-beyond.com
Dashboards     Source: Rapid Software Testing, James Bach & Michael Bolton
Other uses•   CV•   Minutes•   Summary•   Brainstorm•   Websites•   To prepare a presentation•   Writing blogs/books•   Ca...
Resume
Minutes/session notes
Session notes           Source: http://christintesting.wordpress.com/
Brainstorm
Summary          Source: http://www.raamstijn.nl/eenblogjeom/
Book summary               Source: http://drbakker.nl/
Course summary
Website    Source: http://www.moolya.com
Preparation
Book outline               Source: JuboCo TestNet
Procedure   Source: http://www.softwaretestingclub.com/forum/topics/application-of-mindmaps-for
SWOT   Source: Graham Freeburn – Map your way to better testing (EuroStar 2012)
Mind Maps: useful??•   How useful are mind maps?•   What are the advantages?•   What are the disadvantages?•   For what ar...
More exampleshttp://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/support/mindmapgalleryhttps://www.mapsforthat.com/http://www.biggerplate.com/min...
Acknowledgements• This tutorial is made by Jean-Paul Varwijk  and Huib Schoots• The material is created with input from:  ...
Jean-Paul Varwijk  http://arborosa.org  varwijk@gmail.com  @arborosaHuib Schoots http://www.magnifiant.com huib.schoots@gm...
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days
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  • HEEL VOL PROGRAMMA…. Stemmen: kortekoffiepauze? Mssietslangerdoorgaan?
  • http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/Advantages.php
  • NordicTesting Days
  • http://www.softwaretestingclub.com/forum/topics/application-of-mindmaps-for
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    1. 1. Mind MapsAn agile way of working Huib Schoots Jean-Paul Varwijk Agile Testing Days 2012
    2. 2. About us: Huib
    3. 3. About us: Jean-Paul
    4. 4. Program
    5. 5. Create your 1st mind mapCreate a mind map about yourselfin 15 minutes:• Who are you?• What do you do for work?• W hat are your interests?• Learning goals for today• Anything else you want to share…Present your mind map tothe group in 3 minutes
    6. 6. Our brain Logic Color Speech Phantasy Language Music Analytics Images Calculation FeelingAbstract thinking Rythm Creativity Source: www.karendevries.nl
    7. 7. Why Mind Maps work• Your memory is naturally associative, not linear• Any idea has thousands of links in your mind• Mind maps allow associations and links to be recorded and reinforced• The mind remembers key words and images, not sentences• Because mind maps are more visual and depict associations between key words, they are much easier to recall than linear notes Source: http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/Advantages.php
    8. 8. Creativity• Adults: on average 3 to 6 alternatives• Children: often 60 or more alternatives• Numbed by education, norms & values, inhibiting curiosity, coloring within the lines
    9. 9. Communication
    10. 10. VisualisationVisualisation is the translation of athought, result or other information intoa visible representation
    11. 11. VisualisationBest known forms:• Traffic signs• Diagrams• Graphics• Tables• Maps• Photos
    12. 12. VisualisationPurpose of this tutorial:• Learning to visualise using mind maps• To express yourself using little text and explanationVisualisation helps to:• Develop ideas and information• Steer though processes• Transfer ideas and results
    13. 13. Sketch notes
    14. 14. Argument map
    15. 15. Concept map
    16. 16. Radial tree
    17. 17. Topic map
    18. 18. Semantic network
    19. 19. Euler diagram
    20. 20. Information graphics
    21. 21. Information graphics
    22. 22. Spider diagram
    23. 23. Mind map Source: http://www.mindmapart.com/how-to-mind-map-mind-map-jane-genovese/
    24. 24. Mind mapA combination of:• Images• Symbols• Codes• Dimensions• Key wordsGoal: To store and transmit information
    25. 25. Tony BuzanMind maps mimic the thoughtprocesses of your brain!The five most important brain functions:1. Recieve2. Store3. Analyse4. Execute5. Control
    26. 26. Video Tony Buzan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlabrWv25qQ
    27. 27. Mind maps according Buzan• Take a large piece of paper (A2 – A3)• Place the paper in ‘landscape’• Draw a central image in the middle of your mind map• Do not box in your image
    28. 28. Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
    29. 29. Mind maps according Buzan• Add branches to your central image• These branches represent main themes to your cental image• Each branch has its own color. Use at least three colors.• The lines are thick, curved and organic, like the branch of tree to the trunk• Each branch has a single (key) word of image
    30. 30. Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
    31. 31. Mind maps according Buzan• Add a second level of branches• These branches are associations triggered by the main branches• The lines are thinner, but still curved• The branches have single words, but may be lowercase• The size and style of the letters provide extra data about the importance and meaning
    32. 32. Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
    33. 33. Source: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk
    34. 34. Be creative… Source: http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk
    35. 35. BuzanExercise:1. Create a mind map of your holiday plans or hobby2. Use words, colors and drawings3. Share your mind map4. Two of you will present the result to the group
    36. 36. Hand made mind maps?• Advantage: – Easy to create – Personal• Disadvantage: – Personal – Changes – Transfer
    37. 37. Mind map tooling• Advantage: – Easy to share – Fits in to existing documents• Disadvantage: – Is it really a mind map? – Need of hardware – Need of software
    38. 38. iMindmap http://www.thinkbuzan.com/nl/registration/freetrial
    39. 39. XMind http://www.xmind.net/download/win/
    40. 40. MindJet http://www.mindjet.com/
    41. 41. SimpleMind http://www.simpleapps.eu/simplemind/desktop#trial
    42. 42. Freemind http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download
    43. 43. Text2MindMap http://www.text2mindmap.com/
    44. 44. ToolingExercise:Transfer your previously hand mademind map into a tool
    45. 45. Mind maps and testing
    46. 46. Test planQuestion:What are characteristics of a good test plan?
    47. 47. Test plan: old schoolMS Word: – Lots of text (this example = 55 pages!!!) – Inaccessible – Does anybody really read these?
    48. 48. Test plan: mind map Mindjet Mind Manager turned a 24 pages template into this mind map (word document import)
    49. 49. Test plan: mind map
    50. 50. Test plan: mind map
    51. 51. Test strategy: risk analysis Source: Pascal Dufour (http://pascaldufour.wordpress.com/)
    52. 52. Test strategy Source: http://www.moolya.com
    53. 53. Test strategy Source: http://testerkiwi.blogspot.nl/
    54. 54. Source: Ruud Cox, Testing in a Medical Device Context, EuroStar 2012
    55. 55. Coverage outline Source: Michael Bolton, ET workshops Rabobank International 2012
    56. 56. Coverage outline Source: Michael Bolton, ET workshops Rabobank International 2012
    57. 57. Strategy outline
    58. 58. Project Kick-off Source: Graham Freeburn – Map your way to better testing (EuroStar 2012)
    59. 59. Exercise:Create a test strategy mind mapof the DB Bahn travel planner http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
    60. 60. Test ideas• Heuristic test strategy model• Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet• You Are Not Done Yet• Touring Heuristic
    61. 61. Heuristic Test Strategy Model Source: http://www.satisfice.com/tools/satisfice-tsm-4p.pdf
    62. 62. Heuristic Test Strategy Model Source: http://www.satisfice.com/tools/satisfice-tsm-4p.pdf
    63. 63. You are not done yetSource: http://www.thebraidytester.com/downloads/YouAreNotDoneYet.pdf
    64. 64. Touring Heuristic Source: http://michaeldkelly.com/blog/2005/9/20/touring-heuristic.html
    65. 65. Test coverageSFD(I)POT
    66. 66. The famous parking calculator http://www.grr.org/ParkCalc.php
    67. 67. Test coverage Structure: What is it made of? Function: What does it do?
    68. 68. Test coverage Data: What is being processed? Platform: What does it depend on?
    69. 69. Test coverage Operation: How is it used? Time: Is there a time factor?
    70. 70. Test coverage Source: Pekka Marjamäki, Nordic Testing Days 2012
    71. 71. Test cases / test ideas Source: http://www.bettertesting.co.uk
    72. 72. Test cases / test ideas Source: http://www.bettertesting.co.uk
    73. 73. Test cases / test ideas(incl. output and reporting) Source: http://www.moolya.com
    74. 74. Bad example?
    75. 75. Bad example!!
    76. 76. Suggestion
    77. 77. Multiple level mind map
    78. 78. Multiple level mind map
    79. 79. Exercise:Create a number of test cases ortest ideas in a mind map
    80. 80. Coverage report
    81. 81. Test reports Source: http://automation-beyond.com
    82. 82. Dashboards Source: Rapid Software Testing, James Bach & Michael Bolton
    83. 83. Other uses• CV• Minutes• Summary• Brainstorm• Websites• To prepare a presentation• Writing blogs/books• Capture procedures• SWOT• Etc.
    84. 84. Resume
    85. 85. Minutes/session notes
    86. 86. Session notes Source: http://christintesting.wordpress.com/
    87. 87. Brainstorm
    88. 88. Summary Source: http://www.raamstijn.nl/eenblogjeom/
    89. 89. Book summary Source: http://drbakker.nl/
    90. 90. Course summary
    91. 91. Website Source: http://www.moolya.com
    92. 92. Preparation
    93. 93. Book outline Source: JuboCo TestNet
    94. 94. Procedure Source: http://www.softwaretestingclub.com/forum/topics/application-of-mindmaps-for
    95. 95. SWOT Source: Graham Freeburn – Map your way to better testing (EuroStar 2012)
    96. 96. Mind Maps: useful??• How useful are mind maps?• What are the advantages?• What are the disadvantages?• For what are you going to use them, starting next week?
    97. 97. More exampleshttp://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/support/mindmapgalleryhttps://www.mapsforthat.com/http://www.biggerplate.com/mindmap-libraryhttp://www.edrawsoft.com/MindMap-Examples.phphttp://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm
    98. 98. Acknowledgements• This tutorial is made by Jean-Paul Varwijk and Huib Schoots• The material is created with input from: Darren McMillan, Michael Bolton, Albert Gareev, Pradeep Soundararajan, Aaroon Hodder, Pekka Marjamäki, Ivor McCormack, Graham Freeburn, Christin Wiedemann, Pascal Dufour, Ruud Cox• This material is evolutionary. New items will be added and all input is welcome!
    99. 99. Jean-Paul Varwijk http://arborosa.org varwijk@gmail.com @arborosaHuib Schoots http://www.magnifiant.com huib.schoots@gmail.com @huibschoots

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