Exploring Requirements with a Tester’s Mindset

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WHAT

99 Minute Workshop

WHERE

Online

COST

All our 99-minute workshops are included with a Pro membership.

Learn how requirements exploration promotes early test specification and increases requirements and product quality

Topics Janet will cover

We'll explore the following topics

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  • Use example mapping to explore business rules
  • Structure conversations for understanding what is important
  • Understanding the different dimensions to consider for quality requirements
  • Use simple tools such as context diagrames to help gain a shared understanding

Meet Your Instructor

Janet Gregory

Janet Gregory

AGILE TESTING COACH

Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course.

Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testing practices are necessary to develop good quality products. She works with teams to transition to agile development and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit www.janetgregory.ca or www.agiletester.ca.

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Exploring Requirements with a Tester’s Mindset

Janet
99 Minute Workshop
Janet Gregory

Shared understanding of desired and undesired behaviors for each new product feature and user story is key to delivering value to the business frequently and predictably. However, many teams lack this understanding even as they start coding. As testers, we can explore feature specifications early, contributing towards successful and timely delivery. With our testing mindset, we can elicit examples from stakeholders, and help turn those into test scenarios that guide development.

In this experiential workshop, learn how requirements exploration promotes early test specification and increases requirements and product quality. Practice techniques from agile business analysis and agile testing models that help teams understand acceptance criteria for each feature and deliver the right value to the business. Janet explains how incorporating the tester mindset and using test techniques during requirements exploration accelerates test planning, enhances product quality, and uncovers missing, conflicting, erroneous and unnecessary requirements.

Takeaways

  • Use example mapping to explore business rules
  • Structure conversations for understanding what is important
  • Understanding the different dimensions to consider for quality requirements
  • Use simple tools such as context diagrames to help gain a shared understanding

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop.

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All our 99-Minute Workshops are available with Pro Membership, you can attend as many as you like. We also do the odd free workshop with our partners.

All our 99-minute workshops are included with a Pro membership.

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