Rediscover Exploratory Testing

W2     Start Time : 10:15     End Time : 11:00

Talk Abstract:

The testing community is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea when it comes to exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing has been around for ages, it often leads to more confusion than clarity. Is exploratory testing an activity-something that you do? Or is it an approach-a way or a style of doing something? Isn’t all testing exploratory? When do you do it? How do you do it properly? How does it relate to the entire software lifecycle?

To answer these questions, Ingo Philipp outlines the most common confusions and controversies on this topic. He explains what exploratory testing is, why to use it, and when to practice it. Ingo discusses specific heuristics and techniques of exploratory testing, especially useful in fast-paced development environments, to get the most out of exploratory testing in your daily work.

Bring your curiosity and a good sense of adventure to learn that exploratory testing is not just error guessing or common bug hunting but rather is at the heart of all things testing. Join this hands-on, interactive session to learn how to use this highly productive approach to put the adventure and effectiveness back into your testing.

Key Takeaways:

  1. How to introduce exploratory testing into agile sprints and Continuous Delivery
  2. The top exploratory testing pain points-and how to alleviate them
  3. How to break free from laborious manual documentation, and spend more time on actual testing

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  • Speaker


    Ingo Philipp - Director Product Management, UiPath, Austria

    Ingo Philipp is on the product management team at UiPath. His responsibilities range from product development and product marketing to test management, test conception, test design, and test automation. Before that, he worked as a theoretical astrophysicist in the field of high-energy particle physics and computational fluid dynamics. He holds a Master of Science degree.