In this agile age, exploratory testing can be a valuable tool as our QA teams need to adapt to the challenges of rapid test design and execution. However, exploratory testing is often misunderstood as an uncontrolled, hit or miss, unproductive activity. And it can be. A big challenge for teams wanting to adopt exploratory test techniques is addressing questions about what the testers are spending time on, what they’re actually covering, and what value they’re producing for the product and for the team.
Along with a brief introduction to exploratory testing, this talk will demonstrate how one team has adapted session-based test management (SBTM) principles to design exploratory tests, execute, and capture metrics to measure test coverage and progress.
Mary Mehrer is currently a QA Manager with Deutsche Bank Global Technologies. She has been in IT throughout her career, working primarily with finance and consumer goods companies. Specializing in QA for the past 12 years, Mary has advocated for an increased QA presence throughout the systems development life-cycle. She has worked with teams to implement software quality management and design practices for both software development and package installs. She is currently interested in adaptive test design and practices for improving QA productivity on agile development teams.
Doors open at 6:00, Meeting starts at 6:30
Paid TISQA members are free, others are $5. Refreshments will be served.