Understanding Testability - 17 May 2021 (UK Timezone)

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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.

Understanding Testability

Join Richard Bradshaw on the 17th of May 2021 at 12 PM (UK Time) where you will be creating a testability canvas using the 10 P's as guiding characteristics and exploring each one of them.

After this workshop, you will be able to

  • define testability,
  • explore its characteristics,
  • survey a given context to better understand its testability and
  • create a testability map.

 

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Instructor

Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw

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Workshop

Every project we join is different. The people we work with, the product we’re delivering, and the technology we use is always different. Stakeholders, development process, pipelines and the company's philosophy, all different. It’s crucial to be aware of these differences when adapting to a new context, and the sooner we can do it the better our approach to testing will be.

All the above are characteristics of a broader term we call testability. Testability can be simply defined as ‘our ability to test’ and it is impacted by a whole host of factors. But awareness of them can make things a whole lot easier. My preferred testability model is the 10 P’s by Rob Meaney, it’s not complete, but it’s comprehensive enough to rapidly understand a new context.

In this 99-minute workshop, we are going to create a testability canvas using the 10 P’s as our guiding characteristics. We’ll explore each characteristic, and then apply it to your current context or a previous one. Resulting in a canvas you can use to influence your testing strategy as well as a communication aid when explaining your testing decisions to others.

Takeaways

Create a testability canvas/map/worksheet.

Survey a given context to better understand its testability.

Explore characteristics of Testability.

Define Testability.

Richard Bradshaw
Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.
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