Session 3 - ET And Chartering - Lesson plan

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Learning objectives

By the end of the session students will be able to:

  • Describe what a Test Charter is

  • Describe different templates to use when creating Test Charters

  • Construct Charters based on specific Risks

  • Describe what Exploratory testing is

  • Carry out Exploratory testing sessions

Before the session

Students will be recommended to view the following videos:

Schedule

Start time

End time

Activity

Mentor notes

Resources

6:30pm

6:35pm

Introduction to the session

  • Ground rules

  • What we are covering tonight including covering before session learning material

  • Other business

None

6:35pm

7:00pm

Whiteboard session

Clinic hosts will discuss ET

  • What ET is

  • How it connects to Charters

  • Techniques and strategies when running ET sessions

Clinic hosts will discuss Charter:

  • The value of Charters

  • The process of creating Charters

  • Templates to use when creating Charters

Whiteboard,

markers

7:00pm

7:15pm

Group exercise

Clinic hosts will choose a photo/painting. They will generate a series of charters to explore the photo/painting.

Each group will then ‘explore’ the photo/painting based on the Charter and make notes

Use active listening to observe how and what the students are exploring during the exercise

Try not to give the students too much information beyond keeping them on track.

Use the following image http://bit.ly/swtc_et_exercise1 - Charters generated by the Clinic hosts

7:15pm

7:30pm

Big group discussion

Students will be encouraged to share the experience of exploring the same space in very different ways

Use the fifteen second rule

  • Sit back and let the students submit ideas.

  • If nobody speaks for 15 seconds then offer something your group discussed

Whiteboard, markers

7:30pm

7:45pm

Food break

7:45pm

7:55pm

Group exercise

Clinic hosts acting as Product Owners will provide an application along with some requirements around the platform.

Groups will then be asked to generate charters and write them down on Post-It notes that will be run later in the session.

Use Active listening to observe the students as they work.

Encourage them to use Risk based analysis techniques and Heuristics to generate different Charters

TestSphere, Test Oblique, Post-it notes and pens.

7:55pm

8:05pm

Debrief

Groups will join together and share/compare the Charters they wrote on their Post-It notes

Encourage students to feedback for the group instead of yourself

8:05pm

8:20pm

Big group discussion

Clinic hosts will run some puzzles such as:

  • Look and say sequence

  • Logic puzzles

  • The tent puzzle

Clinic hosts will then answer questions and push students to explain the questions.

Clinic hosts will also make notes about behaviour of Students during exercise.

Use the fifteen second rule

  • Sit back and let the students submit ideas.

  • If nobody speaks for 15 seconds then offer something your group discussed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look-and-say_sequence

8:20pm

8:40pm

Group exercise

Students in groups will pair up and select a charter and execute exploratory testing on a application chosen by clinic hosts using that Charter

Use Active listening and questioning to help students generate test ideas.

Site chosen by Clinic hosts, TestSphere, Test Oblique

8:40pm

8:50pm

Debrief

Groups will pair up and take turns to share what they learnt in their exploratory testing session

Encourage students to feedback for the group instead of yourself

8:50pm

9:00pm

Wrap up

Hosts will wrap up the session and offer additional activities to carry out after the session on the Ministry of Testing Club forum

Activities after the session

  • Pick a site, generate a charter and run it against the site. Share your notes and experiences on The Club