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Understanding Testability


In this 99-minute workshop, we are going to create a testability canvas using the 10 P’s as our guiding characteristics.

99 Minutes

Max 100 attendees



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

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


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.

Meet the Instructor

Richard Bradshaw

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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