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The One Page Test Plan?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 02, 2016
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Earlier this month, Ministry of Testing released an article named “The One Page Test Plan“. Presented, was rather a one page template for a test plan yet the article is good and thought provoking. Coincidentally, a similar question came up on Quora: “How would you define a test plan for this app?“. So I went […] ...

HUMBLE: Agile Accessibility Testing Strategy

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 11, 2015
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HUMBLE acronym, Humanize-Unlearn-Model-Build-Learn-Experiment, was born when Michael Larsen and I shared our accessibility testing experiences. This year we talked a lot about the subject. CAST 2015, KWSQA 2015, Agile TD 2015, to name a few. We also got a mind map! :) Click on the image to download full mindmap in PDF. Textual description below. […] ...

Meet The Testing P.E.R.S.O.N.A.

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 27, 2015
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Didn’t I say I’m going to take it seriously? Stay tuned for examples in the experience report! Tactical Tips for Business Strategic Testing Most of the testing is done by following functions and features.. But Business wants to know whether the product helps the users to achieve their goals. Business DOES NOT want to know […] ...

Key principles for business-driven development

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 16, 2015
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“Key principles for business-driven development” is IBM article that I recently read and liked very much. It aligns quite well with the concepts of context-driven testing, but looks at the whole project. I’ve mind mapped it for future references. Click below for picture or here to download the XMind file. ...

“Professional Growth Leads and Hacks”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 31, 2015
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“Professional Growth Leads and Hacks” is a lightning talk I gave at the Toronto Testing Meetup. These are not the only ideas, but these are what I tested myself and turned out to be rather great. Intended audience: testers. Beginner testers and “wanna-be” testers for sure, and everyone one else willing further advance on the […] ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 12, 2015
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As the whole talk is about 45 minutes long, I post series of the review in my blog. Part 3 – Closing Notes Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems Automation might become too expensive “Fancy” automation, like BDD, might be cool and enjoyable to work on, but managers must understand business value and risks of […] ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 11, 2015
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As the whole talk is about 45 minutes long, I post series of the review in my blog. Part 2 – Refactoring and Walkthrough Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems Axis in refactored version by Bach/Bolton High Value of Product – Low Cost of Development Synthesizing – Analyzing Core agile values in version by Bach/Bolton […] ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 10, 2015
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As the whole talk is about 45 minutes long, I post series of the review in my blog. Part 1 – Rationale for Refactoring Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems It’s an open question: what are the roles and responsibilities of testers in agile development environments. Testers do something important, special, and different. […] ...

Review: CAST 2011 Promo #2

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 19, 2015
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Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems It’s philosophy that makes time worth living Efficiency means different things in different contexts The challenge of the hidden picture puzzle Each click is a test How much testing do I do before I decide I know what the picture is Explicit Parameters in Testing Coverage Time […] ...

WTT-02 – Mind Maps in Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 17, 2015
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(Picture credit: “Mind Map Laws” – 7 Steps to Making a Mind Map by Tony Buzan, the inventor of mind mapping) There is a strange confusion about electronic artifacts: they’re seen as a deliverable on and by itself. Process model document is confused with the working process. Intention documents (especially test plans) are given much more […] ...

SFDIPOT – Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 04, 2015
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It’s been a while since I took Rapid Software Testing course. Since then, applying Structure-Functions-Data-Platform-Operations-Time heuristics is my favorite way of systematically learning about the product. And mind map is my favorite medium to capture and represent that information. References Heuristic Test Strategy Model – Satisfice, Inc. – Designed by James Bach Michael Bolton, DevelopSense: Testers […] ...

Accessibility Testing – Coverage Categories – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 24, 2014
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This mindmap in the review series depicts Accessibility Testing by requirements categories. Each coverage type requires specific approach and tools. ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – MindMap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 10, 2014
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As a summary of my Accessibility Testing reviews, I’ve created a poster-like mindmap. (Smaller and bigger versions). ...

Web Accessibility Testing: Strategy and Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 25, 2014
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This is a cross-post of my publication on LinkedIn. I also provide more elaborate mindmap here. Foreword In the recent, I’ve been quite extensively writing about Web Accessibility in my blog. In part, because it’s one of my professional interests now. But also because I learnt how much it’s important and needed. In Ontario, Accessibility […] ...

Web Accessibility: Impairment Categories (mindmap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 18, 2014
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The recent WTA session we performed prompted me that there are a lot of materials I can share with regards to Accessibility Testing. I created them while learning it for myself, using various Web resources. I begin with impairment categories, as they require different accessibility supporting technologies and different testing methods. (Click to see full size […] ...

Automation Robustness Factors (mindmap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 15, 2012
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(Click on the picture to view it full-size in a separate browser window) ...

Mapping Testing Story (My article in The Testing ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 23, 2011
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Publication URL: http://www.thetestingplanet.com/2011/11/november-2011-issue-6/ Download PDF: The Testing Planet November Issue And you can view the large mind map here (click to open in a separate window). ...

Functional Load Testing – MindMap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 26, 2011
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Remote exploration of functionalities is one of the things I enjoy in load testing. I don’t like the definition as “non-functional” though. “Para-functional” sounds better, but (at least for me) thinking of those functionalities as system or service functionalities helps to assess them from purpose/value/risks perspectives. You can’t reach them manually, you can’t even see them, […] ...

Weekend Testing: Mindmapping

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 20, 2011
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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. […] ...

Numeric Boundary Testing (MindMap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 05, 2011
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I created this mindmap quite a while ago, as a follow-up to Data Container Boundaries and Complex Data Boundaries blog posts. Due to poor visualization capabilities of Freemind, I used previously, (before going with XMind), I decided to draw the mindmap manually, in MS Paint. That took me loooong time but I liked the result. Although, now I would write the […] ...

Functionality Testing – Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 19, 2011
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While getting ready for the Rapid Software Testing course I dedicated some time for the “homework” – studying of publicly available exploratory testing documents. And here’s my ideas on Functionality Testing. References Heuristic Test Strategy Model – Satisfice, Inc. – Designed by James Bach Michael Bolton, DevelopSense: Testers Know That Things Can Be Different ...

Claims Testing – Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 18, 2011
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While getting ready for the Rapid Software Testing course I dedicated some time for the “homework” – studying of publicly available exploratory testing documents. And here’s my ideas on Claims Testing. References Heuristic Test Strategy Model – Satisfice, Inc. – Designed by James Bach Michael Bolton, DevelopSense: Testers Know That Things Can Be Different ...

How to use custom markers with XMind (mindmap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 16, 2011
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Using mindmaps in testing is really picking up. Darren McMillan, one of the strongest proponents of it, has recently published “Mind Mapping 101” – “real examples of mind maps and their usage”. My post is essentially an addition: how to set up and use custom markers with XMind (free version).    Click on the image […] ...

Generating Test Reports (MindMap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 14, 2011
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Whether it’s an all-round automation tool, like TestComplete, or a lightweight Session-Based Exploratory Testing assistant, like RapidReporter, generating good test reports is a challenging task. Obviously, hand-crafted reports would be much better, and live communication is an ideal. Though quite often testers have to report in writing and/or remotely. And if testing is conducted with assistance of a […] ...

WTA03: Mission Impossible?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 15, 2010
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“Explore the context of the test project, your givens, and your mission” Context-Free Questions for Testing, Michael Bolton, DevelopSense Weekend Testing Americas (WTA) session #3 was planned and facilitated by Michael Larsen. This time we got something special. The objective Produce either a list or a mind map of the features of Rapid Reporter with […] ...

Dirty Mapping

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 16, 2010
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Mind mapping is an extremely useful analysis and design tool. Though distinguish it with other roles, like presentation. Don’t waste your creativity, and don’t try to make a mind map fancy during brainstorming phase. Focus on the problem you solve. See also On importance of test log Telling testing story ...

Comparison Rules: Mind Map

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 06, 2010
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7+1 reasons why I use XMind as a Mind-mapping tool

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 29, 2010
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From material to ethereal testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 21, 2010
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Testing Evolution (mindmapped) After reading A Transpection Session: Inputs and Expected Results by Michael Bolton and James Bach ...
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