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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Exploratory Testing

Monday, October 5

Michael_Bolton
DevelopSense
MA

Critical Thinking for Software Testers

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

Critical thinking is the kind of thinking that specifically looks for problems and mistakes. Regular people don't do a lot of it. However, if you want to be a great tester, you need to be a great critical thinker. Critically-thinking testers save projects from dangerous assumptions and ultimately from disasters. The good news is that critical thinking is not just innate intelligence or a talent—it's a learnable and improvable skill you can master. Michael Bolton shares the specific techniques and heuristics of critical thinking and presents realistic testing puzzles that help you practice...

Tuesday, October 6

Michael_Bolton
DevelopSense
TA

X-Ray Vision For Testers: How to Analyze Things

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

How do we go about understanding something complex? How do we move from confusion to clarity? What strategies and approaches can we use to identify and reason about things that matter? When we’re dropped into a testing situation, how do we make sense of it all? How can we rapidly achieve a deeper understanding of things that we know little or nothing about? How can we develop skills to make us more powerful testers? The answer to these questions is analysis - the study of things and ideas by examining their elements and structure. In this one-day tutorial, Michael Bolton will lead...

Thursday, October 8

Greg_Paskal
Ramsey Solutions
T10

Rapid Testing in High-Velocity Environments: Introduction to METS (Minimal Essential Testing Strategy)

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

It’s going live tonight! How can we test all these changes when given only a few hours for testing? In this session, Greg Paskal presents the Minimum Essential Testing Strategy (METS), a testing methodology he developed nearly 20 years ago and used by companies across the world. Designed to help your Test Engineers adapt to rapid software and environment changes. The METS strategy enhances your current testing efforts by supercharging your existing capabilities and bringing a new focus to testing the right things in the timeframe given. You’ll walk away with a starter METS strategy...

T17

Data Science Testing

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

The presentation will cover from the very basics of data science to my journey into the data science world and how do we actually seek for quality in our product when testing a data rich project. My aim would be to cover the following areas; What is data science? What is testing data science models? How can we achieve a smooth process? Exploratory testing with data science. What have I achieved? What can you achieve/learn? Who would make a good data science tester? and the importance of documentation. Once you understand the how data science it performing to interpret vital and...

Belinda_Goodman
SalesLoft
T20

Exploratory Testing, Why Its Important, How to Get Better, and How to Measure Success Around It

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Exploratory testing is a phrase that is thrown around a lot as something organizations should be doing well. But how do you define success around it, especially since the goal is to not release bugs? And how do testers or organizations know that they are doing it right? Join Belinda as she teaches you how to leverage the team and tools around you to become better at exploratory testing and prevent bugs from making it into the wild. We will be covering how to make the most of pairing with designers, product, developers, support teams and other QA's to build users personas to test...