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Exploratory Testing Practicum

Exploratory testing is an approach in software testing with simultaneous learning, test design and test execution. While testing, the tester develops a better understanding of the problem space and, together with experience and creativity, generates new tests to run. There are many skills and tactics that successful exploratory testers employ when testing.

This two day practicum provides a hands-on introduction to exploratory testing and is designed to give students supervised practical applications of the skills and tactics covered in the course.

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  • 1 Tati // Oct 7, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    In my experience, viurtal and face-to-face (ftf) meetings are for completely different activities. I will share what I have observed:The viurtal meeting is very good for going over shared information, or sharing information gathered on a common subject. Rather than sharing by email or common access documents, the viurtal meeting creates a faster back and forth with information sorting, and so can be more effiient. Progress reporting is also good by viurtal meeting because rather than reporting to one person, the participant must report to the entire group in real time, and this peer pressure fosters productivity.Ftf meeting is better for brainstorming and action planning. The expectation of performance seems higher in a ftf meeting than in a viurtal meeting. That is, the bigger the effort to attend, the higher caliber the content covered. Also, initial meetings for a company or project are more productive in ftf form. It seems that the act of getting to the meeting gives better incentive for earnest participation and quality use of time because the physical contact and proximity are values that seem to appeal to the reciprocity rule of human nature.

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