Introduction to Test Strategy

Rikard Edgren

LearningWell

A good test strategy drives your testing effort towards the testing mission, and is specific, anchored, pragmatic, effective and possible to change. It might be your most important artifact, and should be guiding for testers, but also informative (and reviewable) for other interested parties. It should contain what's important for your situation, and can include preferred test techniques, test ideas, information sources, oracles, models, quality characteristics, thinking guidelines and more. Key Takeaways: Improve your strategies using theoretical ideas, practical tips, and examples Find strategies for your context, learning to understand what is important for you in your situation....

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About Me!

Rikard has been testing since 1998 and sees himself as a context-driven, humanistic and technical tester, enjoying the dynamics between people/machines, objective/subjective, whole/details.

After a couple of years with Microsoft’s localized products, he spent 11 years with Spotfire, producer of interactive data visualization products. The learnings resulted in the free e-book The Little Black Book on Test Design.

Since 2011 he has been as a test consultant also doing testing education at companies and higher vocational studies programs, with a slight preference towards exploratory testing and test strategy.

He is a regular at national and international conferences, with seven appeareances at EuroSTAR (two of those as program committe member.) Member of the think-tank The Test Eye, author of Den Lilla Svarta om Teststrategi (in Swedish), co-author of Software Quality Characteristics, and co-organizer of SWET, Swedish Workshop on Exloratory Testing.

d international conferences, with seven appeareances at EuroSTAR (two of those as program committe member.) Member of the think-tank The Test Eye, author of Den Lilla Svarta om Teststrategi (in Swedish), co-author of Software Quality Characteristics, and co-organizer of SWET, Swedish Workshop on Exloratory Testing.


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