Skilled exploratory testing includes a lot of tacit knowledge, often acquired over a long period of time, learning piece by piece. Often the testers themselves have hard time explaining what and why they are doing to identify risks and problems.
This talk is a demonstration talk. Let’s look at an expert tester breaking down a problem, organizing their insights, structuring their thoughts and forming questions while testing. The talk shows you how exploratory testing is learning about an application, an empirical experiment at a time. To make it fun and easy to follow, we will use strong-style pairing with a volunteer on the keyboard. From an idea from the experts head to get to the computer, it must go through the volunteers hands!
Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a software professional with testing emphasis. She identifies as an empirical technologist, a tester and a programmer, a catalyst for improvement and a speaker. Her day job is working with a software product development team as a hands-on testing specialist with focus on exploratory testing. In addition to being a tester and a teacher, she is a serial volunteer for different non-profits driving forward the state of software development. She was recently awarded as Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016. She blogs regularly at visible-quality.blogspot.fi and is the author of two LeanPub books.