Modern business operations demand high quality application software. Yet, many business Clients regard testing as a “necessary evil” because it is expensive, time consuming, resource intensive, disruptive to the business, and all too often, not very effective.
This workshop is designed to address these problems by focusing on the “functional” (Black Box) testing techniques that most often involve and benefit business Clients. It examines the role of the Business Analyst as a testing facilitator between their business partners and I.T.
The workshop provides a detailed 42-point checklist for developing a comprehensive testing strategy that will lead to a realistic Test Plan. Key components of a testable Requirements Specification are defined, followed with an in-depth explanation of how to “scrub” the requirements in order to eliminate specification ambiguities and mistakes. The ten most effective Black Box testing methods commonly used to validate business systems are examined and demonstrated. The workshop concludes with a description of how best to decide when to stop testing.
Short, focused exercises give participants the opportunity to practice these important testing techniques. Overall, the workshop stresses business Client collaboration, agile planning, effective test case design, and proven methods as the cornerstones to a solid testing process.
AT THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
Prepare a comprehensive Test Strategy and Test Plan.
Define and assess the “testability” of a Business Requirements Specification.
Perform a high-payback Ambiguity Review (i.e., Requirements Scrubbing).
Develop effective functional (Black Box) test cases.
Use 10 of the most powerful functional (Black Box) testing techniques.
Develop effective usability test cases for online and web-based applications.
Determine the optimum time to stop the testing effort.
Conduct a “Breathalyzer Test” for evaluating new testing tools and techniques.