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99-Minute Workshop - Expand Your Exploration

99-Minute Workshop
with Claire Reckless

Exploratory testing is a powerful, creative approach to testing. See how you can boost your exploration skills further by using Heuristics!

Claire Reckless
Test Lead

What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Describe what a heuristic is
  • Know where to find useful resources testers can use as heuristics
  • Apply using heuristics to a testing situation
  • Correlate between heuristics and test ideas

About This 99-Minute Workshop

Exploratory testing is often described as 'playing around with the software', or 'ad-hoc testing'. It's thought to be unstructured, 'informal' and to some, even unreliable. However exploratory testing can be incredibly powerful. Unrestrained by the confines of a script we have more room to be creative, to think 'what if'.

We can't always think of all the test ideas we need naturally, so we can use heuristics to boost our test design skills. In this workshop, we'll look at what heuristics are, and use some example testing scenarios to try applying them.


We'll be using Miro to work on the exercises, so a Miro account would be useful.

Some experience with exploratory testing may be beneficial, but this is not essential.

Your Speaker

Claire Reckless

Claire Reckless

Test Lead

Claire is a Test Lead at MoneySuperMarket in Manchester, with prior experience in testing Financial and Security software.

A tester for over 10 years, she is active within the testing community, contributing articles, speaking at conferences including Testbash Manchester and Nordic Testing Days.