Traditional test strategy documents have little relevance or value in today’s world of agile development projects, if indeed they ever had value (be honest, how often have you read a good one)? Likewise, strategies defined in isolation and up-front by independent QA teams are at best instantly out-of-date and at worst expose the project to unnecessary risk by taking a blinkered approach in danger of focussing on the wrong things. But that doesn’t mean strategy itself is wrong, in fact it’s a highly valuable activity; it’s just perhaps the way it was approached could be much better. So out with dusty copy-paste Word documents that no one ever reads and instead come to a workshop that puts forward a practical and visual alternative.
This workshop introduces this alternative, the creation of a high impact visual strategy poster that is produced collaboratively with the team and can be evolved over the project lifecycle. It aims to strike a balance between the necessity to keep things adaptive and away from templates, but also keep things practical with a useful toolbox for making sense of strategy and presenting it to a wide audience.
-Collaboratively brainstorm strategy ideas against a pre-prepared fictional scenario
-Be introduced to new testing models and techniques which can be applied to the context of the scenario
-Practice visually representing application of above models/techniques and ideas on their own Test Strategy poster
-Adapt their strategies to a series of changes to the original scenario
This is a fun, interactive and highly participative workshop which gives people chance to practice and share thoughts on test strategy, and also come away with a set of practical ideas for creating their own visual test strategy.