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99-Minute Workshop: How to Talk About Testing - Storytelling for Exploratory Testers

99-Minute Workshop
with Huib Schoots

Helping people in software development to think and talk about better testing and quality!

Huib Schoots
Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester, Scrum Master

What You'll Learn

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

  • Learn how to talk about testing using the testing story
  • Create insight into the status of your testing and remaining risks
  • Earn credibility by telling ace stories about your testing

About This 99-Minute Workshop

Do you know how to talk about your testing effectively? Can you tell solid stories to inform your stakeholders without boring them? Do you know how to explain coverage without pointing to a set of test cases in Jira or TFS?

Test reporting is far more than writing a document summing up your test results in pass and fail ratios at the end of a sprint. Excellent testers report about their testing every day, verbally supported by artefacts like mind maps or dashboards. They report to their team, to the PO, to their managers and maybe more importantly: to themselves!

Summing up dry facts about tests executed and the results don’t really help you nor your stakeholders. We have to tell stories about our testing. We are not always aware, but we always tell each other stories. Stories are powerful and effective to communicate your vision, test strategy, status and results.

Test reporting is an important skill that helps testers gain insight into status and risks remaining. Doing this well will earn you credibility fast. In this workshop, you will learn how to talk about your testing using the 3 part testing story: A story about the status of the product, a story about how you tested it and a story about the value of the testing.


We will be using Miro in this workshop, so if you've never used it before, we recommend you get familiar with it.

Your Speaker

Huib Schoots

Huib Schoots

Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester, Scrum Master

Huib in a couple of words: humanist, open, direct, creative, idea generator, result driven, humor, problem solver, curious, confronting, critical thinker, passionate and energetic, lifelong learner, entrepreneurial, analytic and continuous (world) improver. Fascinated by mindset, thinking, behavior and collaboration. His personal life: hanging out with friends, trombone in a brass band, board & computer games, LEGO, photography, running, beer brewing, magic tricks, travelling and reading. His personal mission: making better people and quality software by connecting, innovating, facilitating, coaching, enabling and teaching.