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
- 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