Generating Great Testing Ideas

Tapping Unlikely Sources to Improve Your Testing Results

Uncover great testing ideas in this interactive tutorial that blends dynamic exercises with real world examples. Test engineers, test managers, developers, QA engineers, and all software managers will benefit from this course.

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Description
  • Identify a rich mosaic of testing ideas
  • Learn powerful testing ideas which deliver more value with less testing
  • Discover test ideas from explicit and implicit requirements and constraints
  • Expose weaknesses in design by blending black box, white box and grey box approaches
  • Take a deep look at quick tests for almost any quality attributes
  • Ensure the system suits the purpose of software under test

Break Out Of The Rut
Are you in a rut?  Is your time wasted checking compliance to incomprehensible requirements?  Are you shackled to test coverage models?  This tutorial helps break testers out of their bonds.  Industry veteran Rob Sabourin shows how you can uncover great testing ideas.  This interactive tutorial blends dynamic exercises with real world examples teaching important concepts which can be applied right away.

Collect Test Ideas From Many Sources
The tutorial explores a rich mosaic of test sources.  Ideas can emerge from explicit, implied, incomplete and even out of date requirements.  Testers will learn how software designs can expose product weakness.  Discover usage scenario test ideas by talking with customers, operators and system administrators.  Test experiments can be inspired by products quality characteristics.  User stories can reveal important acceptance tests.  Cross functional tests help unearth resource contention risks.  Static analysis can help testers find out about concealed product weakness which testing attacks may exploit.  Test ideas can come from how similar systems or projects have failed.  You will learn how various bug taxonomies can highlight new testing ideas.  Other sources include: state models, control flow, data and system environment.

Tried And Trusted Approaches
Robert helps testers get out of the rut, think outside the box and uncover valuable tests from unlikely places.  Many real world case studies and fully worked out examples are provided to let you get started right away.

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for anyone who works in fast-paced development environments, including test engineers, test managers, developers, QA engineers, and all software managers.

Course Outline

Introduction
Some philosophy
Why look for more ideas when we have less time
The usual suspects and some Unlikely Sources
Value from variety

Test Ideas
Capabilities
Failure modes
Software breaking
Quality factors
Usage scenarios
Creative Ideas
State models
Data
Environment
White box
Taxonomies
Gap analysis
Story tests

Test Ideas (continued)
Cross story interference
Control flow
Business rules
Combinations
Pareto analysis

Selecting the Right Ideas
Testing triage
Deciding what not to test
Refactoring tests
Project Context

Getting Started
Implementing test ideas
Fitting test ideas into your workflow for any lifecycle model
Turning test ideas into test actions

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Contact us for more information 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770


Price: $599 USD Course Duration: 2 Days
Description
  • Identify a rich mosaic of testing ideas
  • Learn powerful testing ideas which deliver more value with less testing
  • Discover test ideas from explicit and implicit requirements and constraints
  • Expose weaknesses in design by blending black box, white box and grey box approaches
  • Take a deep look at quick tests for almost any quality attributes
  • Ensure the system suits the purpose of software under test

Break Out Of The Rut
Are you in a rut? Is your time wasted checking compliance to incomprehensible requirements? Are you shackled to test coverage models? This tutorial helps break testers out of their bonds.  Industry veteran Rob Sabourin shows how you can uncover great testing ideas. This interactive tutorial blends dynamic exercises with real world examples teaching important concepts which can be applied right away.

Collect Test Ideas From Many Sources
The tutorial explores a rich mosaic of test sources. Ideas can emerge from explicit, implied, incomplete and even out of date requirements. Testers will learn how software designs can expose product weakness. Discover usage scenario test ideas by talking with customers, operators and system administrators. Test experiments can be inspired by products quality characteristics. User stories can reveal important acceptance tests. Cross functional tests help unearth resource contention risks. Static analysis can help testers find out about concealed product weakness which testing attacks may exploit. Test ideas can come from how similar systems or projects have failed. You will learn how various bug taxonomies can highlight new testing ideas. Other sources include: state models, control flow, data and system environment.

Tried And Trusted Approaches
Robert helps testers get out of the rut, think outside the box and uncover valuable tests from unlikely places. Many real world case studies and fully worked out examples are provided to let you get started right away.

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for anyone who works in fast-paced development environments, including test engineers, test managers, developers, QA engineers, and all software managers.

Course Outline

Introduction
Some philosophy
Why look for more ideas when we have less time
The usual suspects and some Unlikely Sources
Value from variety

Test Ideas
Capabilities
Failure modes
Software breaking
Quality factors
Usage scenarios
Creative Ideas
State models
Data
Environment
White box
Taxonomies
Gap analysis
Story tests

Test Ideas (continued)
Cross story interference
Control flow
Business rules
Combinations
Pareto analysis

Selecting the Right Ideas
Testing triage
Deciding what not to test
Refactoring tests
Project Context

Getting Started
Implementing test ideas
Fitting test ideas into your workflow for any lifecycle model
Turning test ideas into test actions

Reservation Information
Day 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Day 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Class Fee Includes
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. You can access your training course quickly and easily and can participate freely.
  • Live, expert instruction: See and hear your instructor presenting the course materials and answering your questions in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Our live-virtual training uses the same valuable course materials as our classroom training. Students will have direct access to the course materials.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide students with hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live-virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than three hours per day. This schedule makes it easy for you to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live-virtual courses are limited to the same small class sizes as our instructor-led training. This provides you with the opportunity for personal interaction with the instructor.
Instructors
Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.com
Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Matta Saikali
Testrics Inc.

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