There is much confusion in the testing world about Rapid Testing, Exploratory Testing, Ad-hoc Testing. Although Rapid Testing is a term coined by James Bach and Michael Bolton, I am not a fan of the term “Rapid” because it has negative connotations. In the 1990’s we were introduced to Rapid Application Development (RAD) which was not received well in the industry. Instead I prefer the word “Accelerated" testing. In the IT world we are often told to more with less…more testing with less resource, more testing with less time, more automation with less tools. This is a major challenge for every tester and consultant involved in IT projects.
This session will look at some of the hindrances and enablers to accelerated testing, how epistemology can help with accelerated testing and why we need to refute conjectures. The session will be highly practical involving the testing of applications in a resource restricted environment and how to report the results with confidence. The session will look at performing accelerated testing using exploratory testing, heuristics, mind maps, bug hunting and tours.
Be prepared to be challenged, enthused and excited about the testing of applications with limited resources.
Please bring laptops and smartphones to this session.