Workshop Test Design

During this practical 2 day workshop you will learn how to apply the most popular black-box test design techniques such as equivalence partitioning, test use cases and decision table testing. In addition the experience-based technique exploratory testing is presented in great detail. Explore examples of each of these techniques in action. Don’t just pick test cases randomly. Learn to selectively choose a set of test cases that maximizes your effectiveness and efficiency to find more defects in less time. For each technique a number of exercises will be done starting with a small example and building up to a full, almost real-life, exercise. The major part of this workshop you will spent making test designs and test cases. The key problem in testing is choosing a small “smart” subset, from the almost infinite number of tests available, that will find a large percentage of the defects. Discover the test design techniques that will make your testing more productive.

Topics and Techniques covered

  • Introduction test design techniques
  • Test documentation
  • Risk-based testing – choosing techniques
  • Reviewing test basis documentation
  • Specification-based techniques (equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, classification tree method, decision table testing and use cases)
  • Experienced-based techniques (error guessing, exploratory testing)
  • Test Execution (intake and defect reporting)
  • Defining a test approach

Learning objectives

  • Understand the principles and theory of test design techniques
  • Select and apply the appropriate test techniques and apply tests that provide the necessary confidence, based on the agreed coverage criteria
  • Understand the relationship between risk-based testing and choosing test design techniques
  • Able to define a practical risk-based test approach
  • Participate in a testability review of the test basis documentation
  • Apply the most popular test design techniques in your project
  • Apply exploratory testing, including writing test charters, in your project
  • Write defect reports according to a classification scheme

Who should attend

This course is intended for all who are involved in writing test cases, either part-time or full-time. Testers, test managers and test consultants that require a more thorough understanding of test techniques, and need experience for applying them in practice. Users, developers and administrators that are (part-time) involved in writing and executing test cases.

The workshop test design may also be of interest to IT-auditors and quality managers that independently evaluate the quality of test processes and define testing standards.