Understanding Testability

WHEN

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WHAT

99 Minute Workshop

COST

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

Testability can be simply defined as ‘our ability to test’ and it is impacted by a whole host of factors

Topics Richard will cover

We'll explore the following topics

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  • Create a testability canvas/map/worksheet
  • Survey a given context to better understand its testability
  • Explore characteristics of Testability
  • Define Testability

Meet Your Instructor

Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw

BOSSBOSS

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.

It’s crucial to be aware of testability differences when adapting to a new context

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Understanding Testability

Richard
99 Minute
Richard Bradshaw

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

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this 99-Minute Workshop.

99 Minute Workshops

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These workshops are a max of two hours long which means they can easy be fit into your busy week. The short time also means they are targeted on a few learning outcomes.

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Available with Pro Membership

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Workshops Recorded?

Our 99-minute workshpos are designed to be attended live. If you can’t make the scheduled time, it will stay available to replay in CrowdCast for 7 days. To get the most out of them, we highly recommend you attend them live.