Discovering New Test Ideas: Getting that Burst of Creativity

Karen N. Johnson, Software Test Management, Inc.

Feel your testing’s stuck in a rut? Looking for new ways to discover test ideas? Wondering if your testers have constructive methods to discover different approaches for testing? In this interactive session, Karen Johnson explains how to use heuristics to find new ideas. After a brief discussion, Karen has you apply and practice with a variety of heuristics. Need to step back and consider some of your testing challenges from a fresh perspective? This workshop explores the use of the CIA’s tool, the Phoenix Checklist, a set of intentionally designed context-free questions that can help you look at a problem or challenge from a fresh perspective. Karen reviews the fun and useful tool of brainstorming and variations on brainstorming that you can use with your team. Come join a session designed to explore creative ways to strengthen your approach to testing.