A common misconception of testing is that it is focused only on products. Exploring systems to see how they work, finding bugs, breaking systems, etc. But that is simply not the case. We can also use our testing skills by testing ideas, requirements, visualisations, all sorts of things that come before a product or feature is created. To help you achieve this, this course will
- Share the value of testing requirements
- Discuss different types of requirements
- Give you the opportunity to try out your testing skills on different requirements
So if you want to help teams better understand what they’re delivering, prevent potential issues or bugs being implemented, and help us better focus on what to test and what not to test. Come join us as we learn how to test ideas and requirements before a line of code has been written.
This course is part of the Essentials Online learning pathway.
Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing DojoBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at mwtestconsultancy.co.uk / automationintesting.com
Quality Engineering Leader
Award-Winning International Conference Speaker | Software Testing Veteran | Father | Mental Health First Aider | Humanist | He/Him
Across his 17 years in the field of quality and testing he's been a tester, senior, lead, test manager, head of testing, and is now helping Zoopla to transform into a truly Agile group. He has a technical mindset and a real passion for investigation and testing as a profession (especially risk-based, and Exploratory Testing), and his passion is infectious when talking about his experiences.
He's a prolific Twitter and Slack user, plus testing community advocate and is in the process of resurrecting his blog, having taken a temporary step back over the last few months due to work commitments. We've seen him speak at several international testing conferences. David also hosts the London Software Testing Clinic for 2020.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the different types of requirement artefacts
- Generate test ideas and perform testing activities
- Distinguish implicit and explicit signs that you’ve finished testing
This course is designed for new starters in testing which means no prerequisite skills or knowledge is required.