The slides of my talk at CAST 2017

I was invited to give a talk at CAST in Nashville, Tennessee. The topic of the conference was about “What the heck do testers really do”. My talk was about what I’m doing in a two week sprint as a tester. The title of the talk was ‘Session Based Testing in an Agile environment’. You…

Session Based Test – Closure Session

The Closure Session is the last of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Deep Coverage Session report. The goal of the closure sessions is to “get ready to release”. At this moment you have finalized the deep coverage sessions. All the blocking…

Session Based Test – Deep Coverage Session

The Deep Coverage Session is the fifth out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Analysis Session report. The goal of the deep coverage sessions is to “find the bugs“. The bugs that prevents us to ship the application. These sessions are…

Session Based Test – Analysis Session

The Analysis Session is the forth out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Setup Session report. The goal of the analyses sessions is to “get ideas for deep coverage”. We will do a risk assessment to guide further testing. We…

Session Based Test – Setup Session

The Setup Session is the third out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Survey Session report. The goal of the setup sessions is to “create testing infrastructure”. How we are going test the application? What do we need to realize…

Session Based Test – Survey Session

The Survey Session is the second out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Intake Session report. The goal of the Survey sessions is to “learn the application”. Learn the application is just a general collection of things you need to…

Session Based Test – Intake Session

The intake session is the first out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. The goal of the intake sessions is to “negotiate the mission” with the stakeholders and/or the project manager. You want to know what the project is about, you want to know…

Do we have something else than ISO29119?

The ISO29119 standard for software testing keeps a significant part of our test community busy at this moment. A quote from Carsten Feilberg in an online discussion. “It’s not a guideline for testers to do a good job, or even do a job. This is framing testers – all testers do will be measured by…

Session Based Test – Session reports

In my previous blog posts I mentioned on which moments you can use the Session Based Test approach. Important is that you write down your observations during these test situations. Note that every situation is different. That means different types of session reports. How many are there? There are 6 types of session reports. Each…