28 September - 30 September 2016

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Why exploratory testing is tightly coupled with agile

Geetha Kadava Enactor

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 45 minutes

Slides from session

The slides used for this session are available to download from here.

About this Tutorial

With agile growing in popularity, there's an increasing struggle to find good testers - and enough testers - for projects with the strict deadlines that agile demands. With this session I’d like to highlight how exploratory testing can make life easier for testers and improve the quality of the product in the context of the rapid development pace of agile software projects.

After an introduction to agile, I'll discuss the challenges of testing in agile (eg increasing complexity of the project with each sprint, frequently changing requirements, development eating into testing time).

Then I'll introduce the idea of exploratory testing. It's been around for a while and aims to find possible issues while the user is learning more about the product. It enables testing heavily in high-risk areas.

The tutorial includes a hands-on session where you'll get the chance to write test scenarios, perform tests and discuss the results.

About the Speaker

Mrs Geetha Kadava has worked in several IT companies in various capacities. Specialising in Retail Software and technologies, particularly Omnichannel. She is presently working as a Senior analyst with Enactor Ltd and is actively involved in helping her organisation move away from waterfall methodology to Agile.

She advocates using exploratory methods of testing in agile projects. She aims to address how subtle changes to testing methods could go a long way towards improving the quality of the product whilst keeping the testers comfortable during tight deadlines.


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