MUMBAI | 23rd February, 2020 | Sunday


Full Day Hands-On Workshop with Ajay Balamurugadas

Who should attend?

Why one should attend ?

Event Schedule & Outline

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on 23rd February, 2020 | MUMBAI

The best learning happens when there is hands-on participation from the participants in addition to the instructor sharing their insights. The Testing Lab is in fact a Lab with testing activities to simulate real world experiences.

What is the focus of the Testing Lab?

There are key elements of any testing session. Right from understanding the mission, taking the right approach, using the right set of test data to collaborating with multiple stakeholders and sharing the insights from testing, there are multiple areas within any testing activity that needs sharp skills. 

We would focus on those skills by getting the participants to focus on the simulated problems and highlight the areas of improvement after every exercise. Though most of the solutions are simple and known, we need to experience the traps to realize the importance of those solutions. 

There is enough freedom to make new mistakes, experiment with different approaches and collaborate with participants of the workshop who would come with diverse experience and skill sets. Individual attention to each participant would be provided. You would be put under just enough pressure to deliver both in terms of expectations and timelines. We would focus on the approach, the tools, test data, the presentation skills, domain understanding and problem solving skills. 


Section# 1: Simulation of real world Testing Situations


Come up with a test strategy to achieve the highest test coverage and demonstrate a sample of the strategy while you are being closely watched by Instructor.

What you will be provided with:

  • Problem Statement
  • Access to the systems
  • Architecture diagram or some design document
  • Access to Subject matter expert

Skills put to Test:

  • Quick learning
  • Testing techniques
  • Test Strategy
  • Test Reporting
  • Collaboration
  • Selection & Usage of tools

Assessment by Instructor:

  • Learning driven through unLearning
  • Review of each Team’s work
  • What went well
  • What could have been better in the given context
  • Why we fail to realise (or respond well to) the traps
  • Few important habits we can try to form in order to respond, and respond better
  • Personalised Feedback

Section# 2: Another simulation but this time you are more powerful than ever before


What will be provided:

  • Problem Statement
  • Mock System
  • Access to potential Test Data
  • DB/API access as applicable 

Skills put to test:

  • Ability to unLearn
  • Learning from previous debrief

Section# 3: Revisiting the Learnings

About Workshop Speaker

Ajay Balamurugadas Bangalore e1556703072438
Ajay Balamurugadas

Test Professional & Leader with 12+ Years of Industry Experience. A graduate of Problem Solving Leadership, BBST Courses by AST, Rapid Software Testing, Rapid Testing Intensive workshop, Lean Software Testing Workshop, Ajay Balamurugadas doesn’t hesitate to spend on his learning. Starting his career as a software tester, he continues to be a hands-on software tester along with training new testers, meeting testers in person, presenting at conferences, conducting workshops and sharing his thoughts through his blog and tweets.

Ajay recently won the global award “Tricentis Exploratory Tester of the Year”.

Ajay started with testing standalone desktop applications and soon moved on to web applications and mobile applications. His journey was boosted by co-founding Weekend Testing (, Test Maniac ( His short books( are popular with many testers for the practical and ready to use tips. 

He considers being inducted into ‘Bach Brothers’ Testing Legion of Merit’, presenting keynote at CAST 2015 ( and attending Problem Solving Leadership workshop by Jerry Weinberg and Esther Derby to be his big achievements till date. He is also happy at the number of testers who have been influenced positively by his interactions.

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Hear from past attendees

The Testing Lab gave me an opportunity to execute a testing task with the testing professionals from different organisations, where I came across not only the new Test strategies but also mistakes I was making all along in the test executions, right from mentor allocation to the test closure and evaluation. I learnt a lot of things to be taken care of in The Testing Lab workshop at TestAway, Shimla.

Jugal Sanjay

QA Engineer at Tavisca

The Testing Lab was structured to enable participants to understand the true nature of Software Testing – a complex social and cognitive process that requires skilled personnel to work, in a collaborative manner with rest of the members of the project, towards achieving the mission of the project. The lab helped me to improvise my thought process about testing and evolve my test approach! I now see any app I test along multiple dimensions and that helps prioritise test samples that are relevant to the given context.

Chidambaram Ganesan

Test Lead, Moolya Testing

The Testing Lab workshop by Ajay at TestAway Shimla has actually helped me improve analytical skills, test reporting, defect reporting, questioning skills. What all factors need to be taken into consideration before the start of testing. Apart from it how can we utilise available resources, build and apply existing knowledge.

Jayesh Wankhade

Senior Test Analyst at Softronics

Innovative way to induce Testing concepts and techniques in a creative format. To be frank, it was my first such experience and the tips/tricks gained through it helped me improve my testing skills. In addition, the lab also helps you enhance your team collaborations skills in an agile setup.

Geosley Andrades

Associate Engineering Manager

The testing lab helped me to identify my weakness and areas I need to improve as a Tester.

Pranav KS

SDET at Coviam

Limited Seats! Avail offers while you can.

Early Bird Tickets- INR 3999 /-  

For Regular tickets- INR 4999 /-

Venue Details

91Springboard Lotus, Andheri East, Mumbai

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to carry Laptop?
Answer: Yes. Please carry a laptop and Smartphone along with a charger.

2. Any other prerequisites?
Answer: NA

3. Directions to the Venue?

4. Food will be provided by the Organiser?
Answer: Yes. It is included in your Workshop Pass along with Tea/Coffee.

5. I have few queries, how do I contact organiser/speaker?
Answer: Please email at [email protected]

6. Will I get any post-workshop guidance?
Answer: Yes, our speaker is friendly and love to help Testers. You can freely contact him for any guidance.

7. Any Group Discount?
Answer: Flat discount of 10% on each ticket when a group of 3 or more people register in one transaction?

8. I want to attend but unable to pay participation fee?
Answer: Please drop us an email stating about the problem and how badly you want to attend this and we may help 🙂

9. Will I receive any material after the workshop?
Answer: Yes, you will receive notes/cheat-sheet.

10. I want to attend this. Can this be in my City / Company?
Answer: Yes, we can explore the possibility. Please drop us an email at [email protected] or [email protected]

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