Matt Heusser, Excelon Development & Peter Walen, Consultant
Educational theory tells us time and time again that people learn by doing and observing, yet the majority of test training involves lectures, and, for some reason, PowerPoint. This tutorial is different. This interactive and participatory workshop will simulate real market conditions for software testing. Just like the real world, there will be schedule pressure, customer pressure, and unclear requirements. Unlike the real world there will be explanations, discussion, sharing, and learning. You’ll get a chance to see what works by doing it. The morning will start with an introduction to quick attacks (with some exercises), followed by an introduction to specification-based techniques (with some exercises). In the afternoon, we’ll cover techniques to document defects, perform bug advocacy and triage, then look back at the found bugs to create a test report or summary. The workshop closes with whatever else you would like to hear about (email your problems in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org) and a brief retrospective. Workshop Objectives: A solid foundation in Quick Attacks, a technique you can use to test any software immediately, without a detailed understanding of the requirements Analysis techniques for domain testing, designed to help you learn the business logic quickly A specific, step-by-step process to create and document defects Bug advocacy skills to explain quality issues in the software, helping managers and leaders to make more informed decisions. Exercises you can take home to do with your team as a brown bag, or to explain testing to larger organizations Target Audience: Software Testers, Test Leads, Managers, Developers, and people involved in software quality from all disciplines.