This challenge is one of the Exploratory testing week challenges that get you thinking about and practising Exploratory testing. Our challenges offer activities for you to learn new skills and knowledge as well as practise Exploratory testing. Whether you are just starting out in Exploratory testing or looking to try out something new. We have the challenge for you.
This challenge is called ‘Shift Left’ but what does that actually mean? From a practical perspective, it means we can expand our testing beyond just the product, and get involved with testing ideas, requirements, diagrams and discussions prior to the product being built. We can also use critical thinking to help catch issues early in development, dispelling assumptions and helping our team develop a shared understanding and improving the quality of the product. This activity is all about getting into that shift left mindset by using our exploratory testing skills to explore ideas and requirements.
This challenge gets you using exploratory testing skills on more abstract artefacts. Such as requirements, diagrams and ideas.
For this challenge we would like you to:
- Download one of the attached User stories for this challenge
- Read through the User story and support information
- Write down a list of different questions you would ask to learn more about the User story
- Consider using techniques like 5 W’s and an H to come up with questions
- Pick a note taking tool that you like using to capture your questions
- Help one another out by sharing questioning techniques and tools in this Club thread
Did you manage to complete the challenge? Share your journey to solving the challenge and what you’ve learnt in an experience report session during Exploratory Testing Week.
All we need is up to 30 minutes of your time for a demo of your solution and a chat with our host, answering questions on what you learnt. Not only will you help your peers within the community, but we’ll pay you £100 for your time! We will be focusing on this challenge on Monday, the 26th of April, from 5:00 pm (UK Time), so you will need to be available around this time.
If you want to get involved all you need to do is complete our form sharing which challenge you took and what you would like to share. The deadline for submitting an experience report is 16th April.