Alex is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH. Her passion is communicating with people in IT projects, most specifically about quality. She works with customers, testers, users and developers to help them improve quality in their projects and processes. Her main areas of interest are quality in agile projects, communication, training testers and test automation. You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.
Exploratory testing is one of the most important tools any project member can have. Any time we “check whether something works”, “test the bug fix” or “perform tests for a new feature”, we can (and should) use exploratory testing techniques.
Even though the technique is so important, it is still misunderstood. It’s thought to be “clicking around” or “unstructured testing”. In this talk, we’ll demonstrate and explain what exploratory testing is and will also provide participants with reasons why they should be using it in their teams. We’ll provide analogies to other work we do in development teams (like debugging or identifying error causes) and look at how exploratory testing can be used beyond the UI.
To round off, we’ll give hints about where, how and when to use it in your process, be it agile or traditional or a mix of both.
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