Description:

Testing is on the schedule. Your title is “Tester”. It is time to test. The team is waiting for you. Everybody thinks you spend your time testing. So, why does it seem that you spend so little time actually testing?

In this presentation, Michael Bolton will show you. He and James Bach have developed a training and research tool to visually animate the progress of testing. Through the use of testopsies and session-based test management data, Michael and James have collected patterns of how context-driven testers use their time—from the micro to the macro level. Among their findings are that a good tester can spend a whole week in earnest work, and yet achieve only one day of actual progress toward a testing goal.

In this masterclass you'll learn how you can use these patterns to make sensible estimates and set better expectations with your clients.