Exploratory Testing: New Skills for Learning and DiscoveryNew
The skill to self-manage our testing work and our learning—making learning and discovery a habit—is what differentiates skilled exploratory testing from simply putting random testing activities together. Maaret Pyhäjärvi says that exploratory testing treats test design, test execution, and learning as parallel, mutually supportive activities—with the goal of discovering things that we don’t realize we don’t know. Exploratory testing frames our thinking about the system and engulfs the idea of creating artifacts to support testing. Join Maaret to experience exploratory testing hands-on and learn by doing—plan testing and tests, run tests, and report bugs. Start with limited and defined functionalities, and learn essential thinking skills and approaches to manage testing work and scope. Test real software with an open-source editor that is easy to learn. Examine how exploratory testing differs from traditional testing and collect ideas to amplify testing. Learn how exploratory testing helps make the best possible use of our limited time and experience intelligent testing that delivers results.