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Mind maps tutorial Agile Testing Days


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Slides of the tutorial Mind Mapping an agile way of working. Done by Huib Schoots and Jean-Paul Varwijk at Agile Testing Days 2012 in Potsdam.

Slides of the tutorial Mind Mapping an agile way of working. Done by Huib Schoots and Jean-Paul Varwijk at Agile Testing Days 2012 in Potsdam.

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  • HEEL VOL PROGRAMMA…. Stemmen: kortekoffiepauze? Mssietslangerdoorgaan?
  • NordicTesting Days
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    • 1. Mind MapsAn agile way of working Huib Schoots Jean-Paul Varwijk Agile Testing Days 2012
    • 2. About us: Huib
    • 3. About us: Jean-Paul
    • 4. Program
    • 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. Our brain Logic Color Speech Phantasy Language Music Analytics Images Calculation FeelingAbstract thinking Rythm Creativity Source:
    • 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:
    • 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. Communication
    • 10. VisualisationVisualisation is the translation of athought, result or other information intoa visible representation
    • 11. VisualisationBest known forms:• Traffic signs• Diagrams• Graphics• Tables• Maps• Photos
    • 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. Sketch notes
    • 14. Argument map
    • 15. Concept map
    • 16. Radial tree
    • 17. Topic map
    • 18. Semantic network
    • 19. Euler diagram
    • 20. Information graphics
    • 21. Information graphics
    • 22. Spider diagram
    • 23. Mind map Source:
    • 24. Mind mapA combination of:• Images• Symbols• Codes• Dimensions• Key wordsGoal: To store and transmit information
    • 25. Tony BuzanMind maps mimic the thoughtprocesses of your brain!The five most important brain functions:1. Recieve2. Store3. Analyse4. Execute5. Control
    • 26. Video Tony Buzan
    • 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. Source:
    • 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. Source:
    • 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. Source:
    • 33. Source:
    • 34. Be creative… Source:
    • 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. Hand made mind maps?• Advantage: – Easy to create – Personal• Disadvantage: – Personal – Changes – Transfer
    • 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. iMindmap
    • 39. XMind
    • 40. MindJet
    • 41. SimpleMind
    • 42. Freemind
    • 43. Text2MindMap
    • 44. ToolingExercise:Transfer your previously hand mademind map into a tool
    • 45. Mind maps and testing
    • 46. Test planQuestion:What are characteristics of a good test plan?
    • 47. Test plan: old schoolMS Word: – Lots of text (this example = 55 pages!!!) – Inaccessible – Does anybody really read these?
    • 48. Test plan: mind map Mindjet Mind Manager turned a 24 pages template into this mind map (word document import)
    • 49. Test plan: mind map
    • 50. Test plan: mind map
    • 51. Test strategy: risk analysis Source: Pascal Dufour (
    • 52. Test strategy Source:
    • 53. Test strategy Source:
    • 54. Source: Ruud Cox, Testing in a Medical Device Context, EuroStar 2012
    • 55. Coverage outline Source: Michael Bolton, ET workshops Rabobank International 2012
    • 56. Coverage outline Source: Michael Bolton, ET workshops Rabobank International 2012
    • 57. Strategy outline
    • 58. Project Kick-off Source: Graham Freeburn – Map your way to better testing (EuroStar 2012)
    • 59. Exercise:Create a test strategy mind mapof the DB Bahn travel planner
    • 60. Test ideas• Heuristic test strategy model• Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet• You Are Not Done Yet• Touring Heuristic
    • 61. Heuristic Test Strategy Model Source:
    • 62. Heuristic Test Strategy Model Source:
    • 63. You are not done yetSource:
    • 64. Touring Heuristic Source:
    • 65. Test coverageSFD(I)POT
    • 66. The famous parking calculator
    • 67. Test coverage Structure: What is it made of? Function: What does it do?
    • 68. Test coverage Data: What is being processed? Platform: What does it depend on?
    • 69. Test coverage Operation: How is it used? Time: Is there a time factor?
    • 70. Test coverage Source: Pekka Marjamäki, Nordic Testing Days 2012
    • 71. Test cases / test ideas Source:
    • 72. Test cases / test ideas Source:
    • 73. Test cases / test ideas(incl. output and reporting) Source:
    • 74. Bad example?
    • 75. Bad example!!
    • 76. Suggestion
    • 77. Multiple level mind map
    • 78. Multiple level mind map
    • 79. Exercise:Create a number of test cases ortest ideas in a mind map
    • 80. Coverage report
    • 81. Test reports Source:
    • 82. Dashboards Source: Rapid Software Testing, James Bach & Michael Bolton
    • 83. Other uses• CV• Minutes• Summary• Brainstorm• Websites• To prepare a presentation• Writing blogs/books• Capture procedures• SWOT• Etc.
    • 84. Resume
    • 85. Minutes/session notes
    • 86. Session notes Source:
    • 87. Brainstorm
    • 88. Summary Source:
    • 89. Book summary Source:
    • 90. Course summary
    • 91. Website Source:
    • 92. Preparation
    • 93. Book outline Source: JuboCo TestNet
    • 94. Procedure Source:
    • 95. SWOT Source: Graham Freeburn – Map your way to better testing (EuroStar 2012)
    • 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. More examples
    • 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. Jean-Paul Varwijk @arborosaHuib Schoots @huibschoots