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Tuesday, July 29 • 15:45 - 17:00
Testing With A Stranger (Markus Gärtner) LIMITED

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Exploratory testing is a style of testing that helps team members to use their personal freedom and accountability to the team to reduce business risks. Exploratory testing is an approach that combines test design, test execution, and test related learning in parallel. Therefore exploratory testing is an empirical approach to reduce risks in the software that were not foreseen so far, and combines well with empirical approaches to software development like Scrum. Since exploratory testing addresses the risks of the unknown unknowns, the things that we don't know that we don't know them, it also combines well with automated software tests.

Session-based exploratory testing has become widespread as an approach. In this workshop we will use a short session to get familiar with the provided application. During the debriefing of the first session, we will identify additional areas that might be interesting. For a second session pairs will pick focused sessions around those areas. We will separate the different areas of interest in order to tackle all of them with different pairs. A final debrief will help us derive a combined view on the quality of the application. Markus will wrap up the workshop with guidance and experience on how to integrate exploratory testing on a Scrum team.

For tester and programmer this workshop provides the possibility to collect practical experience using exploratory testing in sessions, or to extend previously existing ones. The participants will work together in pairs to test a product together. In the end, the results will be exchanged in a debriefing so that everyone can learn from everyone else.

Please bring a laptop or smartphone or tablet! You will get your hands dirty in here!

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Markus Gärtner

it-agile GmbH
Markus Gärtner works as a testing programmer, trainer, coach, and consultant with it-agile GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. Markus, author of ATDD by Example - A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development, a student of the work of Jerry Weinberg, founded the German Agile Testing... Read More →

Tuesday July 29, 2014 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
Osceola 5/6