RiskStorming – Build a Strategy That Matters

Tutorial H     Start Time : 08:30     End Time : 12:30

Talk Abstract:

Testing is a craft, but it is also and for many foremost a job. A job you do day in day out, evolving with all the rituals every employee develops over time. These rituals, together with all sorts of other external factors (deadlines, pressure, etc.) often means that we don’t have a test strategy or that we are no longer reconsidering the strategies we set out from the start. Having the right strategy in testing is important to stay as efficient and effective as you can be.

The RiskStorming session format is a wonderful way of generating a visible Test Strategy as a team that automatically focuses your plan to answer the important questions. It leverages the diversity of people around the table, their ideas and experiences, to share and learn from each other, in order to come up with a strategy that answers the following question:

How do we test -> the risks that impact -> the aspects of our Product that matter?

Essentially, the format makes you go through 3 phases.

Which Quality Aspects matter most for your product?
Which risks endanger those Quality Aspects?
How do we test to make sure those risks don’t happen?

When we have the answers, we try to condense those into a one-page-test-strategy format that is readable and actionable.

Key Takeaways:

  1. You will work as a team to discuss and describe a strategy to tackle a real life case and problem
  2. You will work out a proposal to convince your manager which forces you to focus on business value and risk
  3. You will use TestSphere as a tool to uncover unknown-unknowns and strengthen your strategy

 
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    Beren Van Daele - Consultant , Isle of Testing, Belgium

    I am a Freelance consultant who shapes software delivery teams to improve on their work and their understanding of quality. Once a Software Tester, now a Remote Product Owner, I travel around, meeting software crafters all across Europe to learn from and teach.
    Creator of TestSphere & RiskStorming, organiser of BREWT and part of the Ministry of Testing family.

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