Weekend Testing: Mindmapping

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 20, 2011
In this post I’m sharing our up to date experience mindmapping team-based exploratory testing as well as stating some expectations that a mindmapping product should meet to fulfill our needs. Structure As you can see, GUI part of the structure is the most developed here. Mapping is pretty obvious. However, we’ve identified the following problems. […] ...

Weekend Testing: Modeling and Practicing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 19, 2011
In this post I share experience on how we’re building and using the process model; it’s an expansion of ideas from the previous post. The picture above is based on the sketching we made with Michael Larsen while conferring on Skype. However, the elements and solutions used in there are rooted in Rapid Testing and BBST […] ...

Weekend Testing: Focusing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 18, 2011
Here I’m looking at the challenges logged in the previous post. I wasn’t the first one saying that it might be good to have certain expansions of Weekend Testing format. What if we have longer sessions? What if we do follow-up sessions? I think these expansions help addressing challenges like “complexity of a mission” on […] ...

Weekend Testing: Defocusing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 17, 2011
Note. Don’t expect a complete and consistent blog post. Below are my notes put down while exploring the subject. I have been participating in the Weekend Testing movement for almost a year, since Michael Larsen opened the Americas chapter. I enjoyed both tester-on-a-mission and facilitator roles. As a co-facilitator I planned and prepared a few […] ...

My Path In Exploratory Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 02, 2011
Although it seems like just happened yesterday, it’s been well over a quarter since I took the course of Rapid Software Testing by Michael Bolton (the course is authored by James Bach and Michael Bolton). This is a major milestone in my learning of exploratory, heuristic-based testing approach. To be fair, I was somewhat skeptical […] ...
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