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  • Essentials: An Introduction To Exploratory Testing
    Vernon Richards
    99 Minute Workshop

    Essentials: An Introduction To Exploratory Testing


    99 Minute Workshop


    'Ad-hoc testing'
    ‘It’s just clicking around the GUI'
    ‘Cannot be repeated’
    ‘Is impossible to track’
    ‘It cannot be planned’

    These are some of the things that people believe about exploratory testing and quite often they aren’t very helpful! We’re going to dive a little deeper into the topic of exploratory testing and try to dispel some of these misunderstandings.



    • Find ways to describe your exploratory testing work
    • Discuss how we can plan exploratory testing
    • Practice how to document your exploratory testing work
    • Find ways to communicate the testing story behind your exploratory work


    Vernon Richards
    Vernon Richards
    Quality Coach / Senior Quality Engineer
    I’m a Quality Coach & Tester that helps orgs, teams & individuals understand the relationship between quality & testing to help them build better products & deliver more effective services. I’ve been testing since 2002 starting with video games on PS2, Xbox & PC. It may not sound like a real job but it’s the truth! By day I’m a Senior Quality Engineer at a health tech night I run Abode of Quality. Here is one of my core values: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude (& how you’re thinking) about the problem.” - Captain Jack Sparrow (the part in brackets was my addition though!) I believe that quality & testing problems are actually people problems in disguise! Often the cause of these problems is misaligned goals, different perspectives, low empathy for colleagues, and the list goes on. Using my coaching skills in the quality & testing space, I believe the most effective way to serve the business, is to help teams & individuals gain new perspectives about themselves & their teammates.

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