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Checklists to support test charter design in exploratory testing

Ghazi, Ahmad Nauman ; Garigapati, Ratna Pranathi and Petersen, Kai (2017) 18th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2017 In Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 283. p.251-258
Abstract

During exploratory testing sessions the tester simultaneously learns, designs and executes tests. The activity is iterative and utilizes the skills of the tester and provides flexibility and creativity. Test charters are used as a vehicle to support the testers during the testing. The aim of this study is to support practitioners in the design of test charters through checklists. We aimed to identify factors allowing practitioners to critically reflect on their designs and contents of test charters to support practitioners in making informed decisions of what to include in test charters. The factors and contents have been elicited through interviews. Overall, 30 factors and 35 content elements have been elicited.

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Exploratory testing, Session-based test management, Test charter, Test mission
host publication
Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 18th International Conference, XP 2017, Proceedings
series title
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
volume
283
pages
8 pages
publisher
Springer
conference name
18th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2017
conference location
Cologne, Germany
conference dates
2017-05-22 - 2017-05-26
external identifiers
  • scopus:85018666250
ISSN
1865-1348
ISBN
9783319576329
978-3-319-57633-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57633-6_17
project
Embedded Applications Software Engineering
language
English
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