F10 – 601: 5 Kick Ass Test Design Techniques from Combinatorial Testing

Track: Hands-On Testing Techniques Lab

In a session targeted to experienced testers looking to sharpen their test design skills, Justin will quickly cover five practical and powerful test design techniques using the examples:

  • Godzilla-like selective crushing
  • M.A.S.H.-like risk-based triage
  • Oprah-like inclusiveness
  • Politician-like flip-flopping
  • Lebowski-like lounging

This will be a fast-paced session targeted to testers who know about pairwise and/or orthogonal array-based test design techniques. Despite the playful turns of phase describing each of the tecniques, they have been selected because they are pragmatic and can be applied often. If you’ve heard about pairwise test design techniques but haven’t yet applied them with success, expect good things from this session. Warning: If you are unfamiliar with the basics of pairwise or orthogonal array-based testing, this may not be the session for you. If you have participated in session 101: Let’s Test Together you will have a sufficient background for this session.

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Session Speaker:

Justin HunterJustin Hunter – CEO, Hexawise
Justin Hunter is a combinatorial test design expert who has enjoyed teaching testers on six continents how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their test case selection approaches. He has spent the last five years on a relatively obsessive self-imposed quest to explore the benefits and limitations of applying combinatorial test design methods on real-world testing projects. Prior to founding Hexawise, Justin worked at Accenture for 8 years where he lead combinatorial test design adoption efforts. Given his tendency to talk excitedly to anyone who will listen about combinatorial test design strategies, he has noticed a slow but steady decline in the number of invitations he has received to parties over the last few years.