First Impression Test

Frequently I’m confronted with the fact that the User Story has been built, but the software is not pushed to the build server where I can download it from and put it on my mobile device to test it. The reason is that the developer needs to have his/her code reviewed by a colleague developer….

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 1 to 5

I’m participating in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting) organized by Daniel Knott. I decided to blog on this to share my experiences with the challenges provided to participants. This is the first blog in a series of 6, where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 1…

Telling your stories using some concepts of BDD

Within the testing community, the statement is going around that Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is some kind of threat for testing. I must say that I have a different point of view on that. The threat is that business is somehow “enforcing” the tester to test the user stories as written down in requirements using…

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…

The purpose of testing

This week (25 – 26 September 2016) I attended the Test Masters Academy conference in New York. I participated in the tutorial “Agile Exploratory Testing” presented by Alessandra Moreira. In her presentation, she asked at a certain moment to answer the following questions. What is Testing? What is Exploratory Testing? What is the purpose of…

Know WHY you are doing this

Sitting in a Starbucks in New York at Broadway and W51 Street, enjoying my tall americano, I was looking thru some stuff and pictures I made during my visit at STP-Con that week. One of the things that kept resonating is a slide of Mike Lyles his keynote. It stated “Know WHY you are doing…

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…

Going to the Test Leadership Congress

I’m pleased to hear that a conference is organized about Leadership with a focus on my profession, i.e. Test. Leadership is always related to a person who is manager and leading a group. This is not the case. Leadership is about some person who has a strong vision of a certain goal he/she wants to…

The ‘Summertime’ Bug

Some time ago, I tested a feature which was related to date of birth. On a web page, I had to fill in a date of birth, which could be displayed on an App in your handset. Both App and web site are from the same ’company’. So I typed in my date of birth…

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…

I made a promise

A while ago I made a promise. When you make a promise you make a commitment to deliver. So it is time to deliver. I write this blog as a start for more blogs to come. It is about the various session reports you can write during the exploration of the product/application you are going…