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Getting Rid of Test Cases with Nicky West
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year holiday. To kick off our 2018 calendar of events we have Nicola West, who is giving a version of her talk at the CASTx2018 conference, "Getting Rid of Test Cases", to Sydney Testers! Her abstract is as below - “Is it possible to get rid of traditional step by step test cases in a company that has been using them for years? That was my mission when I joined a small company a year ago as its test lead. Join me as I take you on a journey to discover how to change mindsets and move to a more agile way of testing. I’ll describe the very traditional setup I encountered when I joined the company and the steps I took to change processes. The approach I pioneered hinges on creating user stories to define features and, in particular, writing acceptance criteria as these effectively become the test cases. I’ll also describe how other types of tests such as shakedowns were replaced with mind maps. Regression testing is always a challenge and I’ll discuss how we deal with it. By the end of this talk, you will have a process to follow and concrete examples of the user stories and mind maps that we replaced test cases with. You’ll also benefit from the lessons I learnt on this journey and be able to apply them to your situation.” Along with her great talk we will have the usual opportunities for social networking and announcements of testing news and events. Come along to our first event of 2018 at JobAdder. It's not to be missed!


11/28 O'Connell St · Sydney

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