Overview

When using experience based techniques a lot of testers focus on just "getting the testing done", starting the testing effort without consideration of what to test and when. Exploratory Testing is not an excuse to not document, cut corners, or "just follow your nose". It is a structured, disciplined and advanced technique. When using an Exploratory Testing approach it becomes even more critical to plan and prepare the team to ensure the testing is effective and efficient.

This course shows how Exploratory Testing techniques can be used to maximise the return on investment from the test team. It introduces planning, key techniques, tracking, tools and reporting with reference to Exploratory Testing. Various types of test approaches are explored. Participants will learn how these can be used to focus their testing and maximise the testing efficiency of the team. Participants will learn about tours, checklists, test charters and other exploratory test techniques in a hands-on and practical day of testing.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, participants will understand the fundamentals of how to plan and structure an effective and efficient approach to Exploratory Testing.
  • They will understand the important factors to be considered in the planning of Exploratory Testing and the key techniques and tools that can be used

Content

  • Plan Exploratory Testing sessions
  • Defining the test charter
  • Learning how to think like an Exploratory Tester
  • Understanding system attributes
  • Understanding what elements to look for
  • Using Mnemonics and Heuristics
  • Setting up and taking tours of the solution
  • Using checklists
  • Using tools to assist with Exploratory Testing
  • Generating and reporting meaningful results

Length : 1 day
Certification : None. 
Audience : Anyone who is interested in using Exploratory Testing.
Prerequisites : Need to have a basic understanding of Testing.