STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - Rediscover Exploratory Testing | TechWell


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Rediscover Exploratory Testing

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The testing community is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea when it comes to exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing has been around for ages, it often leads to more confusion than clarity. Is exploratory testing an activity—something that you do? Or is it an approach—a way or a style of doing something? Isn’t all testing exploratory? When do you do it? How do you do it properly? How does it relate to the entire software lifecycle? To answer these questions, Ingo Philipp outlines the most common confusions and controversies on this topic. He explains what exploratory testing is, why to use it, and when to practice it. Ingo discusses specific heuristics and techniques of exploratory testing, especially useful in fast-paced development environments, to get the most out of exploratory testing in your daily work. Bring your curiosity and a good sense of adventure to learn that exploratory testing is not just error guessing or common bug hunting but rather is at the heart of all things testing. Join this hands-on, interactive session to learn how to use this highly productive approach to put the adventure and effectiveness back into your testing.


After several years working as a scientist in particle physics and computational fluid dynamics, Ingo Philipp immersed himself in the multifaceted worlds of functional software testing and development. Ingo is on the product management team at Tricentis where his responsibilities range from product development and product marketing to test management, test conception, test design, and test automation. His experiences with software testing embrace the application of agile as well as classic testing methodologies in the insurance, banking, commerce, telecommunications, and energy sectors.