Exploration Under Pressure

Lørdag, 28. februar 2015 -
9:00 til 17:00

One day course


The nature of exploration, coupled with the ability of testers to rapidly apply their skills and experience, make exploratory testing a widely used test approach - especially when time is short.

Unfortunately, exploratory testing often is dismissed by project managers who assume that it is not reproducible, measuarble, or accountable. If you have these concerns, you may find a solution in a technique called session-based test management (SBTM), developed by Jon Bach and his brother James to specifically address these issues.

In SBTM, testers are assigned areas of a product to explore, and testing is boxed in "sessions" that have mission statements called "charters" to create a meaningful and countable unit of work. Jon discusses - and you practise - the skills of exploration using the SBTM approach. He demonstrates freely available open source tools to help manage your exploration and prepares you to implement SBTM in your test organization.

Jon Bach

With nearly twenty years of experience in software testing. Jon Bach has held technical and managerial positions in companies including Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. In his current role as Quality Evangelist for eBay, he is dedicated to finding and driving the resolution of important bugs that threaten its core business. He is most notable for creating with his borther James, Session-Based Test Management (SBTM), a method to manage and report exploratory testing. He is founding member of the AST, served as the AST's first Vice President for Conferences, and has been president of two CASTs (2007, 2011)


Praktiske forhold: 

Registration: Please fill in the application form at the top of the page.

Time: Saturday 28 February - 09.00 - 17.00 (registration and breakfast buffet 08.00 - 09.00)

Venue: Tivoli Congress Center, Arni Magnussonsgade 2, 1577 Copenhagen V.

Fee: DKK 5.000 excl. of VAT - Breakfast buffet and lunch are included

Language: English

The course is in cooperation with PrettyGoodTesting and is part of CopenhagenContext