WeTest Workshop - Test Planning

  • February 7, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Our third WeTest Workshop. Damian will present an experience report on the topic of 'Test Planning'.

This session will cover test planning for the real world instead of test planning for a process checkbox. Damian will speak about his experience with trying to perform meaningful test planning within the constraints of a rigid testing process, test plan templates design and dissemination, and finding out "why you're testing" before you get to the "what you're testing".

Attendees are then encouraged to discuss, question, challenge, and share ideas on the topic. Participation is expected, so come prepared to contribute!

Limited to the first 20 participants only; testers of all experience levels welcome.

Structure and facilitation will follow the same format as KWST and is best described in the following link - http://adam.goucher.ca/?p=234

This workshop is free of charge thanks to sponsorship from Assurity and includes pizza, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Food & drink from 5.30pm, workshop to start promptly at 5.45pm.

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  • Oliver

    Was a good event and was nice to be there again.

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Joshua R.

    A night of good discussion, and a great introduction to the LAWST format. Can definitely see the benefit of running sessions like this, keeps things tidy and on good topics.

    Small suggestion - Could having some sort of tray to prop up active cards any one person has active help the organiser to keep track of who has what threads waiting?

    February 9, 2013

    • Katrina C.

      Like a tray in front of each attendee so that they can prop up their yellow cards, then take them down once they're called upon? Interesting idea.

      February 9, 2013

    • Joshua R.

      Exactly (though Yellow + Green). Maybe if people were also super-organised they could also put a sticky note on the back of each that they could see to remind themselves what they were thinking of...maybe I'm also thinking too much.

      February 10, 2013

  • John M

    I like the format of the meetings . Too bad politicians can't be as organised as well :)

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Tony O.

    Great discussion and some really interesting points made. A big fan of the format and organisation - it allowed useful discussion while still killing useless threads or tangents really well. Very useful. Thanks!

    2 · February 8, 2013

    • Mike T.

      I struggle sometimes with the whole "waiting for permission to talk" ... ;-)

      1 · February 8, 2013

    • Damian G.

      I don't think you were the only one with that problem! But that's why you should sit up the front - no cards required; you get an automatic red all the time. It's great for megalomaniacs like me.

      February 9, 2013

  • Mike T.

    Another great night that I could have just comfortably gone on until 10pm. Although I don't think some of your younger folks would have had the stamina. Great choice of subject, and it really got the old thought processes working ...

    Bottom line again know why you need to do something (and how it adds any value) than just do it "because we've always done it".

    4 · February 8, 2013

    • Damian G.

      We would have needed more beer to go to 10pm, but otherwise I'm right there with you.

      2 · February 8, 2013

    • Mike T.

      I would have settled for coffee. I get funnier on caffeine.

      February 8, 2013

  • Dave

    Had a thought this morning around the purpose section in a test plan. It was too long to write here (character limit) so I put it here http://blog.karit.geek.nz/2013/02/the-purpose-section-in-test-plan-is-it.html

    2 · February 8, 2013

    • Damian G.

      Great artists steal, etc.

      1 · February 8, 2013

    • Damian G.

      Right, finally got around to reading that post. A very good point. If you were feeling mean you could have two sections: Purpose and Not The Purpose :)

      February 8, 2013

  • Venkat M.

    Got some useful points and good to see some meaningful arguments.

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Dave

    enjoyable discussion was had and have a few things to go away and think about now

    February 7, 2013

  • Damian G.

    Very enjoyable!

    February 7, 2013

  • Barbara

    I am now unable to attend due to a work meeting for today. I am so looking forward to the Test Planning session!!

    February 7, 2013

  • Tony O.

    Currently doing test planning for a project with both embedded hardware and software components, here's hoping a spot opens up!

    February 1, 2013

  • Samantha N.

    Have something on sat 6. Would live to have come. Look forward to the lotus notes, as usual.

    January 23, 2013

  • Julian A.

    Sorry, this always seem to clash with the Design Meetups.

    December 18, 2012

  • Prajakta P.

    Apologies I have some office work

    December 7, 2012

  • Till N.

    Would love to come, but a friend from overseas is visiting.

    November 28, 2012

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