S13-502/602: Now, What’s Your Plan? (Part 1 and 2)

Track: Test Strategy, Process and Design

The future is here. Our top-notch robots — robots you can see with your eyes and touch with your hands — are ready to solve problems. Or are they? (Maybe we should test them first!!!)

In this interactive and challenging session, we will develop strategies to test these remote-controlled robots, exploring the impact of context changes as we go along. We will form small teams and receive different contexts regarding the robots’ use. We will explore and debate how different contexts make you test a product in different ways. Who knows, maybe some “Best Practices” will not seem that “best” when considered in unfolding context.

As the session progresses, new information will cast different light on the robot projects, forcing us into tough decisions about context-changes. The users may not be who we thought they were; or the terrain might be different. How will your test strategy evolve as a result? We will end this session with a brainstorm on context variables to consider when test planning. This will provide you with a list of context variables you might consider next time you plan testing. If you start using the list in your work, over time you will most likely come up with even more variables to add to the list to make it all yours in your context.

Because the number of robots available for our exercise is limited, please sign up as soon as possible to guarantee a seat. Come test the robots!

Session Takeaways:

  • What Context really is and how to identify it.
  • When identified, Context greatly affects a test approach.
  • Every element in a project has its context: user, clients, product (market, regulations), company (financial, industry) etc. You will be aware of the complexity and wide spectrum of context.
  • Uncovering and adapting to context will make you deliver a greater value to your stakeholders.

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Session Speakers:

Henrik AnderssonHenrik Andersson – CEO, House of Test Consulting
Henrik Andersson is a consultant and the founder of House of Test, consultancy and outsourcing based in Sweden and China. He helps companies increase their efficiency and reconstructs their testing. He provides leadership and consulting for coaches, managers and leads. He tests, consults, speaks, writes, manages and thinks about software testing and problem solving. Henrik has worked in a broad range of fields such as medtech, defense, financial, pension, commercial web apps, logistics, SAP, search engines and telecom. This has given him a deep understanding of the way differences of context influences testing. You can follow Henrik on Twitter as @henkeandersson

Leonidas HepisLeonidas Hepis – Director of QA, Verimatrix
Leonidas Hepis has been testing software and managing software test teams since 1994. He helps organizations understand what can be known and what cannot be known through product testing. Better informed about the limits of testing, organizations can improve their processes and products, to produce higher value for their paying customers. Hepis is a member of the Association for Software Testing, as well as a Senior member of the American Society for Quality. He lives in San Diego, California where he finds “rain” to be an extraordinary, marvelous, and inspiring event. He favors organizations that have maintained their playfulness and sense of humor.