Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Scenario Testing for Teams

Presented by: Sydney Frandsen
Time: Thursday, Jan. 10, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Full regression as a release testing strategy might be useful for shaking out a lot issues in the product prior to release, but it is an extremely expensive exercise and does not guarantee that the highest priority issues are discovered. If the success of your release is reliant upon the experience of a target user in a target market, a list of 100 minor issues that user would not care about is not valuable. Pressing every button in the product to produce that list is not practical. One alternative strategy for release testing is scenario testing: a powerful exploratory technique that uncovers bugs that users care about. In this experience report, software tester Sydney Frandsen will discuss how TechSmith's Camtasia team revamped their pre-release team testing from a spreadsheet-based checklist of functional regression tests to a scenario-based activity that shook out issues most impactful to their customers. By focusing on the workflows heavily trafficked by target users, the Camtasia development team was able to identify the issues that truly needed addressing before their release. Sydney will present the value of scenario testing as it relates to release testing, how she demonstrated and maximized test coverage using this technique, and battle-tested techniques that any team could use to make whole-team scenario testing both fun and productive.

Room: Salon ETags: Testing, Soft Skills/BusinessLevel: Introductory and overview