Telling Your Exploratory Testing Story

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Jon Bach offers ways for you to explain the critical and creative thinking that makes exploratory testing so powerful. Learn how to report your exploration so stakeholders have a better understanding and appreciation of the value of exploratory testing to your project.

If you're using exploration as part of your testing approach, it might be terrifying to try to give a status report—especially if some project stakeholders think exploratory testing is irresponsible and reckless compared to test cases. Jon Bach offers ways for you to explain the critical and creative thinking that makes exploratory testing so powerful. Learn how to report your exploration so stakeholders have a better understanding and appreciation of the value of exploratory testing to your project.

 

About the author

Jon Bach's picture Jon Bach

Currently a managing consultant for Seattle-based test lab Quardev, Inc., Jon Bach has been in testing for fourteen years, twelve as a manager. His experience includes managing teams at Microsoft, HP, and LexisNexis. The co-inventor (with his brother James) of Session-Based Test Management, Jon frequently speaks about test management and exploratory testing. Jon is coauthor of Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices book on acceptance testing (freely available online) and has written articles for testing magazines. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, or his many presentations, articles, and his blog at jonbox.wordpress.com.

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