Beyond Waste: Exploratory Charters in Action

Claire Moss
Claire MossDevOps infrastructure engineer, Agile software producer at aclairefication
Beyond Waste
Exploratory Charters in Action
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Claire Moss
Agilist at Large
aclairefication
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Think manual testing
is waste?
Think again!
If you're not learning
when you're testing,
you're doing it wrong!
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
https://blackdahlia.deviantart.com/art/Mona-Lisa-Frank-211325249
People exploring systems can be
your best defense against unknown
problems
and your greatest way of finding
unexpected opportunities.
and your greatest way of finding
unexpected opportunities.
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Our testing target
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Which world do you prefer?
UI: https://xkpasswd.net/
UI: http://correcthorsebatterystaple.net
UI: http://password.optionfactory.net/
Javascript: http://preshing.com/files/xkcd_pw.js.php
NodeJS: https://github.com/fardog/node-xkcd-password
Ruby: https://github.com/rasmus-storjohann/xkcdpass
Python: https://github.com/redacted/XKCD-password
-generator
Shell: https://github.com/danielmcgraw/xkcdpass
PHP: https://github.com/cesarzavala/xkcd
Perl: https://github.com/CS-CLUB/xkcd-936
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
What is our context?
What helps us?
What could
help us?
What constrains
us?
Can we change
this?
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Automation
well adapted for
repeating the same thing
over and over again
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
People
great at
doing things differently
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Let’s charter!
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
What do we
want to learn?
How could we learn?
What do we need to learn?
What can help us to learn?
What limitations do we have?
Explore <target>
With <resources,
tools, constraints>
To discover
<information>
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Let’s explore!
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
What is the
mission?
Should I change my focus?
The
struggle
is
real!
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Let’s debrief!
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
What are the
outcomes?
What did we discover?
How did we discover it?
How do we
deliver this learning
as value
to the team?
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Let’s reflect!
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Questions?
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
Special thanks to
Tumblr
et al
@aclairefication #deliveragile2018
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Beyond Waste: Exploratory Charters in Action

Editor's Notes

  1. Rainbow sky narwhals
  2. Image source: https://blackdahlia.deviantart.com/art/Mona-Lisa-Frank-211325249
  3. Introduce testing target here! XKCD-style passwords Lifehacker recommendations for passwords: https://lifehacker.com/5937303/your-clever-password-tricks-arent-protecting-you-from-todays-hackers Image source: https://78.media.tumblr.com/3e880a72f03f307ea281e62eeebfeeb7/tumblr_ndk6ddohDv1te9khoo1_500.png
  4. Image source: https://xkcd.com/936/  Vintage 2011 Image source: http://lisafrankswag.tumblr.com/
  5. Image source: https://xkcd.com/936/  Vintage 2011 Image source: http://lisafrankswag.tumblr.com/
  6. Image source: http://lisafrankswag.tumblr.com/
  7. Image source: https://data.whicdn.com/images/131348126/original.gif
  8. Charter = mission statement of the exploratory testing session… maaaaybe some tactics Image source: http://www.jackielittmandesign.com/chrono/images/parallax/colored_pencils.png Image source: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fd/b8/8c/fdb88cb58953801cf19322b3a3426f31--school-notebooks-lisa-frank.jpg
  9. Generating passwords the XKCD way is our problem statement There are several different solution implementations already deployed to the internet: http://preshing.com/20110811/xkcd-password-generator/ https://xkpasswd.net/s/ http://correcthorsebatterystaple.net/
  10. Image source: https://78.media.tumblr.com/2d394e56155e18cc77776422071685f4/tumblr_natyoopen41qdl0boo1_500.gif
  11. Image source: https://i0.wp.com/www.missorganza.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/lisa_frank.jpg
  12. image source: https://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm5pwrHgjj1qzzosbo1_1280.jpg
  13. Image source: https://78.media.tumblr.com/85209cef1ea5ffac6c07d9cf7afe5ae9/tumblr_ner4lbkXvz1u2n48wo1_500.jpg
  14. Image source: https://galenalarkin.deviantart.com/art/Lisa-Frank-s-Xenomorph-111851004 Image source: https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ln5djhOdYy1qzfdu5o1_400.gif