Special Workshops



Insights into Exploratory Testing

An interactive, hands-on two day workshop to try out and share a variety of exploratory approaches to software testing.

Exploring helps us to understand a system as it truly is, rather than as we want it to be. In this workshop, we’ll trigger unexpected behaviours, refine our models, and judge the problems we find.

The workshop will let you:

  • Experience repeatable, shareable tactics to parse the delivered system, to model meaning and surmise intent, and to swiftly refine user reports.
  • Design thousands of tests that collectively show a range of triggered behaviours, and to visualise their output to allow swift judgement and adjustment.
  • Understand technological risks and potential attack vectors to help you locate and leverage flaws.
  • Examine your interactions with a system to gain insight into how you (and those around you) test.

Some exercises use custom built software to allow a positive exploration experience in a relatively abstract, game-like context. Others use real-world software with live bugs.

We’ll develop our insights by following each exercise with a conversation structured to help us recognise useful frameworks and to put those disciplines to use in the real world.

Participants are encouraged to record their methods, conclusions and insights, to share and contrast testing approaches, and to illustrate their processes with actions and data.

We will test software, and participants should bring their laptops to use and share. We use custom-built exercises that can be run without installing executables or library files.

When: 12-13 June 2019, between 9:00-17:00

Where: Poznań, Poland

Cost per participant:

  • Early Birds (until 14/05/2019): 2 650,00 PLN net (~616 EUR)
  • Regular price 2 920,00 PLN net (~679 EUR)

Prices include 2-day class, coffee breaks and lunches, excl. VAT.

Equipment: Participants are asked to bring their own laptops. Laptops will need a current browser with JavaScript enabled, and (for some exercises) an up-to-date version of Flash.

Booking: via Participant Zone

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us