A creative story line by using abstracts of CAST2012. The story goes like this:
Testy - (Test Leader) Menty – (Mentor)
Testy: Menty! “What’s the news?” (Doctor, Doctor Give me the news)
Menty: Testy, I have identified two areas for you to focus
#1)“ Observation Proficiency – How sharpening your everyday awareness makes you a better tester” #2) “How to manage testing debt” .to improve your shortcomings. And attend CAST Test lead interview
Testy: Thanks Menty.
Testy improves her shortcomings, prepares for interview. Starts referring articles on “interviewing for success”.
and attends the interview at CAST
Interviewer: Testy, can you talk about: “Right vs. Right: Ethical Issues for Software Testers”.
Testy impresses the interviewers with her answers and Hurray! she joins CAST
Testy is now part of CAST team building training program called-“Moneyball and the Science of Building Great Testing Teams”
The CAST Training program has taught Testy about “Thought provoking Leadership”.
Testy successfully completes the program and is assigned a new project. It’s time for Testy to apply all the knowledge acquired for the best use. She adopts a systematic approach by first understanding the customer requirements and setting the context for testing -“Who are your customers? - Contextualizing testing with persona” secondly starts to define the following testing standards and strategy:
“Customer Quality Driven Testing Strategies” (Testy strategy covers “Agile Testing – What is this anyways”, “Pair Testing in Sessions”, “Exploratory Performance Testing”) Strategy also covers “Successful Strategies for QA-Based Security Testing “
Thirdly, she begins to work closely with developers as it would be good to “Enabling a programmer centric organization into context driven testing” and implements “Developers Exploratory Testing – Raising the bar”
Fourthly, she assists other testers
- “Helping Thinking Testers Think”
- “Turning Offshore Teams Into Thinking Testers, Thinking visually about testing problems “
- Testing as a service and discussing with team how to move forward as a service”
Now it’s time for some real action: So, Testy starts to design test cases based on “Test Case Design Using Mind Maps” and also “keeping Cucumber Acceptance Tests: Writing with the Future in Mind”.
Testy and her team are now actively involved in “Testing Deliberately” to find bugs.
She now wants to use open source tools to identify hidden bugs and start using static analysis tools. ”Abstract & concrete interpretation tools into the mind of thinking tester”
It’s time for Testy to evaluate, so “The Software is Ready | No It’s Not “. And plans for “Embracing Continuous Deployment of application”
As a Thinking Tester, Testy now checks with customer regularly on deployment issues and “Significant Differences and Transforming Exchanges” to make sure the deployment is bug free.
To ensure customer delight, Testy and her team collectively put their lesson learnt “Moving Beyond Compliance: Reconsidering Collaborative Control Models for Software Testing”and share it with customer
Testy understands that customer wants to start the next phase of project with mobile implementation. Testy and her thinking team should get equipped in mobile apps testing. So, it’s time for Testy to don the role of Menty and so she guides her team members to attend CAST conference to know more about:
- “Mobile Application Testing – Real World Challenge”
-“Mobility in Airlines”.
- “Software Testing on ‘Smart Devices ‘ – Emerging need of Testing Organizations”
The enthusiastic team is caught in a dilemma and assumes that “Testing is dead”! With boredom setting in Testy decides to bring “The Great Game of Testing” and starts thinking on “How to Get Through the Boring Bits”. Testy efforts result in a success The team is now back on track and starts “Playing Games At Work, or Slack For Fun And Profit”
With all knowledge and enthusiasm, Testy and her team are into action - “Enough Talk Already, Let’s get testing.
And as they say ‘All work and no play makes not just Jack but all Thinking Testers dull.
testy decides on a team outing and “Talking about testing and drinking free booze” at pub
1. Doctor Doctor, Give me the news – ( Christin Wiedemann)
2. Observation Proficiency – How sharpening your everyday awareness makes you a better tester (Ilari Henrik Aegerter)
3. How to manage my testing debt ? (John)
4. Interviewing for success(Paul Holland and John Hazel)
5. Right vs. Right: Ethical Issues for Software Testers (Scott Allman)
6. Moneyball and the Science of Building Great Testing Teams (Peter Varhol)
7. Thought Provoking Leadership (Anna Royzman)
8.Contextualizing testing with persona (Curtis Stuehrenberg)
9. Software Testing Standards for Context-driven ideals(Jon Hagar)
10. Successful Strategies for QA-Based Security Testing (Rafal)
11. Customer Quality Driven Testing Strategies(Nivedita Bawa)
12. Moving Beyond Compliance: Reconsidering Collaborative ControlModels for Software Testing (Griffin Jones)
13. Enabling a programmer centric organization into context driven testing (Sigge Birgisson)
14. Developers Exploratory Testing – Raising the bar (Nilanjan)
15. Helping Thinking Testers Think(Geordie Keitt)
16. Turning Offshore Teams Into Thinking Testers(Gerie Owen)
17. Thinking visually about testing problems (Bill Matthews)
18. Thinking About Testing as a Service(Lynn McKee)
19. Test Case Design Using Mind Maps (Anand Arumilli)
20. Cucumber Acceptance Tests: Writing with the Future in Mind
(Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan)
21. Let there be tools into the mind of thinking tester
22. Agile Testing – What is this anyways?( Markus Gärtner)
23. Pair Testing in Sessions
24. Exploratory Performance Testing (Iain McCowatt)
25. Testing Deliberately(Wade Wachs)
26. The Software is Ready | No It’s Not (Peter Varhol | Gerie Owen)
27. Embracing Continuous Deployment(Andrew Prentice)
28. Significant Differences and Transforming Exchanges(Markus Gärtner)
29. Software Testing on ‘Smart Devices ‘ – Emerging need of Testing Organizations.( Jayashankar Rajanna).
30. Mobile Application Testing – Real World Challenge (Ritesh jain)
31. Mobility in Airlines (Priyanka Prakash)
32. The Testing Dead(Ben Kelly)
33. The Great Game of Testing(Matthew Heusser)
34. How to Get Through the Boring Bits(Sarah Stewart)
35. Playing Games At Work, or Slack For Fun And Profit
36. Enough Talk Already – Let’s Get Testing!(Nancy)
37. Talking about testing and drinking free booze: (Tony Bruce)