STARWEST 2019 Concurrent Session : Using Design Thinking to Create Better Test Cases


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Using Design Thinking to Create Better Test Cases

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Designing good test cases can be described as an art. With test cases being written with a focus on business, testers should be part of the discovery and design phase of the project, and the business drivers should dictate test case design. But how can we ensure we are focusing on the user and bringing the biggest value possible in this phase? Larissa Rosochansky will describe what design thinking is, how it relates to the testing methodology, and how to use it in the design phase of your project. She will also show you how to better frame the business drivers and select the persona and most important exercises from a wide range of possibilities. After this introduction, Larissa will demonstrate how to apply the exercises, create the agenda for a design thinking workshop, select the team to ensure you have a diverse and multidisciplinary group, and document the results. You will be empowered to conduct a design thinking workshop and provide greater value and a user-centered outcome for your test cases.


Larissa Rosochansky is the head of Intelligent Automation at Avanade. Prior to that, she was the head of Testing and Automation at IBM Brazil for several years. She has been working with design thinking, project management, quality assurance, and software testing for the last fifteen years. She has worked in many roles, including coaching and managing projects and teams. Since 2016 Larissa has been coaching teams to deliver more value in their projects using design thinking for internal and commercial accounts. Larissa holds a law degree and a specialization in software engineering and is a certified PMP by PMI, ITIL Foundation by EXIN, and PSM I by, and has the IT Specialist Level 2 - Test Discipline Badge and Design Thinking Co-Creator Badge from IBM.