STAREAST 2021 Tutorial: Agile Black Box Test Design Techniques

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Agile Black Box Test Design Techniques

Agile Black Box Test Design Techniques begins where most software testing training ends, when it is time to create specific test cases. Because testing everything is impossible and agile practices demand, we test strategically, focusing on risk to give us the highest return on our testing investment. This course shows you how to create an effective set of test cases and develops your practical skills to become a more effective and strategic tester.  Explore the science and the art of designing test cases for black-box testing, getting hands-on with practical exercises designed to challenge and deepen your skills. The respected instructor shares key agile, focused test design techniques, including equivalence class, boundary-value, decision table, state transition, and pair/triwise. Leave this class with a newfound confidence for developing test cases that find important bugs earlier and methods to apply these techniques while pairing with developers to influence good unit test design.
Jenna Charlton
Coveros, Inc.

Jenna Charlton has been a software tester for nearly a decade. In that time she’s focused on manual testing, taking a particular interest in web accessibility and usability. Jenna’s experience in testing runs the gamut from lone tester on a Scrum team to test lead on an enterprise-level project. Jenna’s primary areas of expertise are in agile testing methodologies, risk based testing, accessibility testing, and test leadership. She is a regular speaker at conferences, covering a variety of testing topics and team collaboration. Jenna is passionate about making testing concepts accessible and relevant.