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Agile Serbia: Exploratory Testing Explained and Experienced

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Four little numbers on the nature of testing, extended to an actual experience of testing in a mob format.

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Agile Serbia: Exploratory Testing Explained and Experienced

  1. 1. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Exploratory Testing Explained and Experienced by Maaret Pyhäjärvi
  2. 2. @maaretp http://maaretp.com TESTING IS ABOUT FEEDBACK: QUALITY-RELATED INFORMATION
  3. 3. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Testers don’t break the code, they break your illusions about the code. - Adapted from James Bach
  4. 4. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Realizations on Nature of Testing 20 16 1639 5±2 4
  5. 5. @maaretp http://maaretp.com 20DYNAMICALLY ADAPT FOR LIMITED BUDGET OPPORTUNITY COST 5
  6. 6. @maaretp http://maaretp.com 16 EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED 6
  7. 7. @maaretp http://maaretp.com 1639ROUTES ARE RELEVANT NOT ALL BUGS ARE EQUAL 7
  8. 8. @maaretp http://maaretp.com 5±2TAKE NOTES CREATE CHECKLISTS 8
  9. 9. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Testing as Performance (Exploring) vs. Testing as Artifact Creation
  10. 10. @maaretp http://maaretp.com What Testing gives Us UnitTesting ExploratoryTesting SPEC FEEDBACK REGRESSION GRANULARITY GUIDANCE UNDERSTANDING MODELS SERENDIPITYTesting as artifact creation Testing as performance
  11. 11. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Product is my external imagination I am my developer’s external imagination
  12. 12. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Learning in Layers A Demonstration of Exploratory Testing
  13. 13. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Teaching Exploratory Testing in a Mob
  14. 14. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Strong-Style Navigation “For an idea to go from your head to the computer it must go through someone else’s hands” *http://llewellynfalco.blogspot.fi/2014/06/llewellyns-strong-style-pairing.html
  15. 15. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Observations Retrospective ONE IDEA PER STICKY NOTE CAPITAL LETTERS EASY TO READ FEW WORDS Lowercase letters Don’t write in cursive or in biro Avoid writing too much on one single note as it takes a while for people to read the whole thing! •  IDEA 1 •  IDEA 2 •  IDEA 3 ≠ ≠ ≠ ≠
  16. 16. @maaretp http://maaretp.com
  17. 17. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Before implementing While implementing Before production While in production Testing as artifact creation Testing as performance (exploration) Ways to think of testing peak at different moments with regards to adding a capability TOTALS Testing is Everywhere!
  18. 18. @maaretp http://maaretp.com Maaret Pyhäjärvi Email: maaret@iki.fi Twitter: @maaretp Web: maaretp.com Blog: visible-quality.blogspot.fi (please connect with me through Twitter or LinkedIn)

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