Exploratory testing is a powerful approach that is very useful to obtain information very quickly, to identify bugs in places where we may not expect them, to focus on functional cycles, to learn about the product being tested, and more.
From my experience, when applying exploratory testing, there are two main challenges. A personal challenge, and a challenge from a team level perspective. Personally, how do I reuse what I have learnt from the different exploratory sessions throughout the different test cycles? And, as a team, how do we share what we have learnt during the different exploratory sessions?
This presentation is about how mind maps are used to support exploratory testing in a cross-functional team and how this strategy tackles the aforementioned challenges.
Claudia will share how mind maps help the team have a common understanding of what to test, and how mind maps are designed by the team so they can easily be read and understood regardless of who created them. She will also describe how mind maps are re-used through the different releases, and what the team has learnt when applying this testing strategy.
At the end of the presentation, Claudia will share some tips to start using mind maps when applying an exploratory testing strategy.
- A testing strategy which helps identify test conditions and ideas better when applying an exploratory testing approach
- A testing strategy which helps share knowledge in the team when performing regression testing
- A team testing strategy which helps have a common understanding of the features in the team