TesTrek 2013 Webinar Series: xBTM – Harnessing the Power of Exploratory Testing


Webinar: “xBTM – Harnessing the Power of Exploratory Testing”
Speaker: Christin Wiedemann, PQA

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Exploratory testing provides both flexibility and speed, characteristics that have become increasingly important with the quick pace of short agile iterations. But, how do you retain traceability in exploratory testing without losing your creativity? By using a combination of session-based test management (SBTM) and thread-based test management (TBTM) called xBTM. In session-based test management, exploratory testing is structured and documented in sessions. However, at times the work environment is too hectic or chaotic and requires the flexibility and freedom that is provided by thread-based test management. xBTM unites the two exploratory techniques to get the full advantage of both, from test planning to test reporting. This webinar will discuss the difference between SBTM and TBTM, and how the two methods can be combined for best efficiency. Christin will walk you through the xBTM workflow from test planning, through design and execution, to reporting, and explain how you can make exploratory testing structured, organized and traceable, without sacrificing the high bug-discovery potential.

About the Speaker:

WiedemannAfter finishing her PhD in Physics at Stockholm University, Christin Wiedemann started working as a software developer. Christin soon discovered that software testing was more interesting and challenging, and joined the Swedish test company AddQ Consulting. There, she worked as a tester, test lead and trainer throughout Europe. Christin developed a course on exploratory testing, and is a co-creator of the exploratory testing approach xBTM. Christin currently lives in Vancouver, where she joined Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) Ltd. and where she continues to use her scientific background and pedagogic abilities to develop her own skills and those of others.

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