Introduction to creating test strategies - 31 May 2021 (UK Timezone)

99-Minute Workshops, the brand new addition to Ministry of Testing’s learning platform available only to our Pro Members.

Our short, instructor-led, workshops are the perfect way to explore and experiment with new ideas, keep updated with new tools and approaches to testing. Broadening your understanding of what it means to be a valuable member of a modern software development team.

Introduction to creating test strategies

“How should we test this?” is one of the toughest mysteries a practicing tester can encounter. Learn how to create test strategies with Huib Schoots on the 31st of May 2021 at 12 PM (UK Time).

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • improve your thinking skills,
  • survey and model a product to learn about important factors,
  • use heuristics to create test strategies and
  • create a test strategy fast.


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Huib Schoots

Huib Schoots

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


“How should we test this?” is one of the toughest mysteries a practicing tester can encounter. To answer this question we need to consider our context and devise a workable strategy. This is a skill that is seldom taught and much of the related literature is weak and uninspiring. To develop this important skill, this short workshop is made where it will sharpen your strategic thinking skills to enable you to create a baseline test strategy for a product in time it takes to drink a cup of tea. Useful because we often do not have a lot of time.

During this workshop we will look at factors that influence your test strategy. We will look at fast modelling and using heuristics that enable us to think fast. In the workshop you will create your own test strategy for a real product. This is going to be fast-paced and a lot of fun. Don’t worry if you think you’ve never created a test strategy before or that you can’t create a solid test strategy within the 99 minutes we have. By the end of the session you’ll be equipped with new ideas to practice creating test strategies in the blink of an eye!


Use heuristics to create test strategies.

Survey and model a product to learn about important factors.

Improve your thinking skills.

Create a test strategy fast.

Huib Schoots
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.