Experience Report: Risks and Charters with Venkat Ramakrishnan

Experience Report: Risks and Charters with Venkat Ramakrishnan

Description:

Watch as Venkat Ramakrishnan walks us through how they took on Challenge 2 of the exploratory week, the Risks and Charters challenge.

Introduction

When it comes to Exploratory testing how do we organise it and ensure we’re discovering the right information? Fortunately, with the use of charters we can plan and prioritise exploratory testing and use them to help us focus our testing. In this activity we’ll learn how to build charters quickly based on risks we feel might impact our products.

Purpose

This activity is designed to help you become more familiar with the link between risks and charters and how we can use charters to test for specific risks. We’ll also learn how to use identified risks to help us create a range of charters for exploratory testing.

Activity

For this challenge we would like you to:

  1. Download one of the attached User stories for this challenge
  2. Read through the User story and support information
  3. Start by writing down a series of risks that you feel could negatively impact the feature
  4. Once you’ve captured your risks, write out five to ten charters that you can use for running exploratory testing sessions

Some tips:

  1. Consider using tools like RiskStorming to help you generate risks

  2. Try different templates for creating charters such as:

  3. My mission is to test to discover

  4. Explore to discover

  5. Look at to test for

  6. Help one another out by sharing risks and charter templates in this Club thread