Exploratory Testing (ET)

  • Definition: Intro to Context Driven Testing
    • What is Exploratory Testing (ET)
    • Difference between ET, Checking and Ad Hoc testing
    • Self-Management & attributes
  • Test Planning
    • Context Based Test Planning
    • SBTM – Charters and Opportunities
    • Using Heuristics, Oracles and Mindmaps for planning
  • Test Design
    • Using Heuristics, Oracles and Mindmaps for Test Design
    • Using Checklists – The power of Checklists
    • Equivalence Partitioning
    • Boundary Value
    • Decision tables etc.
  • Skills of an Exploratory Tester
    • Critical, lateral thinking, observation, reasoning, note taking
  • Reporting
    • Bug Reports
    • Test Summary reports
    • Testing progress reports
  • Tools
    • Test Management tools
    • Test Data creation tools
      • mention random data generators
    • Note taking – Moleskin
    • Mind Mapping
    • MS Excel
    • Automated tools
  • Parafunctional attributes – Performance and all ‘-ities’
  • Practicals
    • Testing of software application
    • Exercises