Rapid Software Testing with Michael Bolton

Rapid Software Testing with Michael Bolton
When: 9-11 December 2013 Where: Wrocław, Poland Course language: English Price: 5 000 PLN net

About Rapid Software Testing

Developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton and taught by Michael Bolton, this 3-day, hands-on class introduces you to rapid software testing, a complete testing methodology designed for a world of barely sufficient resources, information, and time. Based on the principles in the book Lessons Learned in Software Testing: a Context-Driven Approach, this class presents an approach to testing that begins with personal skill development and extends to the ultimate mission of software testing: lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product.
The philosophy of rapid testing presented in this class is not like traditional approaches to testing, which ignore the thinking part of testing and instead advocate neverending paperwork. Products have become too complex for that, and testers are too expensive. Rapid testing uses a cyclic approach and heuristic methods to constantly re-optimize testing to fit the needs of your clients. Rapid testing isn’t just testing with a sense of urgency, it’s mission-focused testing that eliminates unnecessary work, assures that everything necessary gets done, and constantly asks what testing can do to speed the project as a whole.
One important tool of rapid testing we will cover is the discipline of exploratory testing– essentially a testing martial art. Exploratory testing combines test design and test execution into one process that finds a lot of problems quickly. If you are an experienced tester, you’ll find out how to articulate those intellectual processes of testing that you already practice intuitively. If you’re a new tester, hands-on testing exercises help you gain critical experience.
For more information visit Michael Bolton’s website 

In this training, you will learn:

  • Concise, universal heuristics and models for instant test design;
  • How to tackle any product or product idea instantly;
  • How to analyze a test heuristic or practice;
  • How to test despite ambiguous or missing specifications;
  • How to deal with overwhelming complexity or confusion;
  • How to know when to stop or suspend the test process;
  • How to prepare and deliver an impromptu test report.

Course Requirements

Please bring a Windows laptop with you.  Each computer must have an accessible USB port. Course content and software for the purpose of exercises will be installed on each system.  The participants must have sufficient administrative rights to afford complete control over the entire system, including the capacity to install software.
For more information about the course contact Joanna on joanna.mocko@testerzy.pl

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