Wellington test professionals will have the chance to hear Aaron Hodder’s presentation on Lean and Visual Testing Using Mind-mapping Software at the next Test Professionals Network on 15 October (5-7pm) at Westpac.
Aaron, Senior Test Analyst at Assurity, first gave the presentation to an enthusiastic audience at CAST 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin at the end of August where it was incredibly well received.
Aaron describes how he uses mind-mapping software as a lean test management tool to model the software, organise and manage the testing activities and report on the testing story to date.
The biggest threats to lean systems testing are the way testing artefacts are traditionally produced and the prevalence of pre-scripted tests. He proposes an alternative using James Bach's Heuristic Test Strategy Model as the skeleton for a visual model of the software under test.
By using this skeleton to ask questions and as a prompt to learn more about the application, Aaron builds a model of the application under test. He demonstrates how he can use the map as a tool to aid with test estimation and how it can be used to give testing transcripts context and communicate certain aspects of the testing story visually.
The presentation will be followed by a networking session with refreshments provided by Assurity.
The event takes place on 15 October between 5-7pm at Westpac Level 1, Optimation House, 1 Grey Street, Wellington and costs $5 on the door.
Register via the TPN Meetup or IITP websites. Confirming attendance at this event is a commitment to attend. IITP members and non-members are welcome.