Courage in Exploratory Testing

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Exploratory Testing takes software testing skill. It also requires the tester be courageous. Let me explain. Exploratory testing is an approach, not a technique. Exploratory Testing is simultaneous learning, design and execution. What information we learn about a product, helps dictate our tests providing us with information that we can share with people around us. […]

Crossing the bridge over no-man’s land

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Anyone who has introduced change into a corporate environment will empathize with his situation. You know the decision to break away from the past is the right one, you run eagerly and embrace change, only to find half way through the journey, your path to success becomes blocked.
I’ve been working with my test team for a while now moving from a process driven approach to a more of an Exploratory one.

Discovering Big Trak

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Recently, I’ve been reading up on how we approach and report on solving problems. One book recommended to me was Exploring Science by David Klahr. There’s lots in this book.  Khlar performs experiments in his “Discovery Lab” where participants are observed solving and reporting problems.  He uses a robotic toy called Big Trak. Its a […]