Exploratory Testing 101

Do you find yourself frustrated by the lack of challenge in your testing role, managing mountains of test cases, or increasingly aware of the bugs that slip through your net? Adopting Exploratory testing can help relieve these frustrations, but how do you go about performing ET in a way that is effective for both you and your team?

Join Dan and Mark for an interactive one-day introduction to Exploratory Testing where you will engage in discussions and exercises to learn about:

  • What Exploratory testing is
  • How to identify and organise your Exploratory testing activities
  • Techniques to help you generate test ideas during Exploratory testing activities
  • Test notes and reporting techniques

By the end of the day you will be able to conduct exploratory testing in a way that is:

  • Structured and well reported to support your team and stakeholders
  • Challenging and engaging for you whilst enabling you to test effectively and with speed

Attendees will also have the benefit of mentors. There will be a mentor per table of 5 students, really improving the support on offer. Add Dan and Mark back into the equation and you've got a great opportunity to learn about Exploratory Testing.

Course Instructors: Mark Winteringham and Dan Ashby

MarkI am a tester, coach, mentor, teacher and international speaker, presenting workshops and talks on technical testing techniques. I’ve worked on award winning projects across a wide variety of technology sectors ranging from broadcast, digital, financial and public sector working with various Web, mobile and desktop technologies.

DanDan is the Global Head of Testing in AstraZeneca’s ALS team. Dan’s been in the testing game for over 12 years, working on a wide variety of products from printer software/hardware/firmware, to web and mobile apps and sites of all different shapes and sizes.
He is passionate about context-driven testing, agile and is currently focused on promoting software testing as a service internally within AstraZeneca, while coaching/training people in software testing and agile all over the world.

Course Length

This is a one day course.

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