Browse Tag: Test Design

Exploratory Testing

What is Exploratory Testing?

Exploratory software testing is an approach that can help uncover bugs quickly. It is described as simultaneously learning, test design, analysing and executing tests.

Cem Kaner, who coined the term in 1993, now defines exploratory testing as “a style of software testing that emphasizes the personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester to continually optimize the quality of his/her work by treating test-related learning, test design, test execution, and test result interpretation as mutually supportive activities that run in parallel throughout the project.“ Exploratory testing can be seen as a structured approach that promotes lean documentation.

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Mind Maps

Using Mind Maps in Software Testing

There are many ways to create a successful mind map for testing an application, feature or product. In this blog post, we will look through a couple of ways to help document, execute, report and collaborate my testing efforts.

I have found mind maps allow me to move really fast to get a collection of ideas. I am then able to use these to easily share between team members to collect the information I need from them, and to ensure everyone is collaborating on what is being tested. It also allows me to have quick simple test design, and test report, so when asked by a product owner, I can sit down and go through what was tested and why.

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