STARWEST 2021 Concurrent Session : The Story of My Exploratory Testing in an Agile Team


Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

The Story of My Exploratory Testing in an Agile Team

World-class software testing professionals are either Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple trying to catch the bugs even before the crime has happened. These detectives never followed the same layout or steps but explored various techniques and focused on continuous improvement to solve the most challenging crimes. Exploratory testing in an agile team is a similar practice. Exploratory testing (ET) shares some common characteristics with agile methodology. The aim of agile is adaptive planning, early development, test faster and easier. A frequent change in the development means-testing methods also quickly and easily need to respond to the changes. Therefore, well-executed ET can become a fluid approach with quick implementation. This session will center on ET practices as using them with agile methodologies can bring excellent outcomes and satisfaction to the organization. Following are the key takeaways from the session:

  • How do you get the most out of ET
  • Measure and manage ET effectiveness
  • What are few exploration skills and tactics needed to perform this kind of testing
  • Challenges in ET within the organization
  • Perform ET in an automated way
  • ET after few years
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Meena Negi is an ISTQB certified senior software engineer at Sony Playstation. She has a master's degree in computer science and has almost ten years of extensive software testing experience in various fields of mobile, web, automotive, and cloud gaming. Her passion is to break things; therefore, she designs and develops test automation framework for different software components by utilizing various modern tools and techniques. When she takes a break from automating everything, she likes to do kickboxing and volunteering.