Speed-testing using mind maps

Micro Focus (Botticelli)

In contrast to ad hoc or “intuitive” testing, Exploratory Testing expects us as professionals to have a systematic approach to testing. Structure and processes tend to be regarded as impediments to momentum, and when time is limited we start cutting corners. Cutting corners risks leaving us with a feeling of not being in control and bugs start slipping through cracks. We say this need not be the case. You can learn how to plan, test, adapt and report with minimal time by using visual models. We would like to invite you to a hands-on Exploratory Testing session, using mind mapping techniques for planning, executing and reporting our results.
· Reviewing requirements (provided as a fictional business scenario)
· Planning, prioritizing and re-prioritizing your work
· Hands-on testing the actual web application and drawing conclusions
· Adapting to the unexpected
· Summarizing your findings and recommendations for further work in a concise and useful manner

You will be working individually or in pairs, and are required to bring a laptop. It is highly suggested that you download and install xMind (Freeware) and our Exploratory Testing template before the workshop. No previous experience with mind mapping is required. Having some familiarity with Exploratory Testing is helpful, but not a necessity.


Installation of xMind (any version)
You can use another mind mapping tool (or work with pen/paper), but we will provide an xMind template to be downloaded

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2h Workshop Creativity Critical thinking