Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test.

This information is compared against specifications, business requirements, competitive products, past versions of this product, user expectations, industry standards, applicable laws and other criteria

Exploratory Testing

Exploratory testing is a way of learning about and investigating a system through concurrent design, execution, evaluation, re-design and reporting of tests with the aim to find answers to currently known and currently as yet unknown question who’s answers enable individual stakeholders to take decisions about the system.

Exploratory testing is an inherently structural approach to testing that seeks to go beyond the obvious requirements and uses heuristics and oracles to determine test coverage areas and test ideas and to determine the (relative) value of both tests and test results. Exploratory testing is often executed on the basis of Session Based Test Management using charter based and time limited sessions.

Exploratory Testing is often mistaken to be a technique while in fact it is an approach of testing that covers the width of software testing and is applicable to both manual and automated testing alike.

If  you want to learn more about this approach please have look at my courses or contact me.


Upcoming conferences

DSTB Konferenz Thursday May 4, 2017 Keynote: Shift Left, Done Right – the Transition to DevOps More information on: https://dstb.dk/program-2017/ TestNet Jubileum Voorjaarsevenement 2017 Monday May 15, 2017 Workshop: DevOps; een nieuwe koers of het eindpunt voor testers? Together with Huib Schoots (ImproveQS) More information on: https://www.testnet.org/cgi/objects.cgi?site=testnet&id=10566808&conpag=&detail_template=objects_agenda_item    


Arborosa is a small software testing consultancy based in the Netherlands.

Arborosa provides training courses, workshops and tutorials on request.


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