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What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. At this year’s conference speakers will share with you the lessons that they have learned in Software Testing, as well as how these lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future.

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Wednesday, August 28 • 11:05am - 12:20pm
Mind Maps - a practical, lean, visual tool for test planning & reporting

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This session describes how I use 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.

I propose 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, I build a model of the application under test. I will
demonstrate how I 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.

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Aaron Hodder

Senior Test Analyst, Assurity Consulting Limited
Aaron Hodder hails from Wellington, New Zealand where he works for Assurity Consulting Ltd to develop and deliver new and innovative testing practices to better suit the demands of modern day software development. | | Aaron is a passionate software tester with a particular enthusiasm for visual test modelling and structured exploratory testing techniques. He regularly blogs and tweets about testing, and is a co-founder of Wellington Testing... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:05am - 12:20pm
Hall of Ideas E One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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