At DWET (Danish Workshop on Exploratory Testing) I presented a drawing of “Exploratory Testing in a nutshell” that have helped me structure my ET approach.

Case 1:
Supplementary to scripted test strategy of a customer facing website. Use to identify ideas, select ideas to be in scope, and to structure feedback loop. Test management tool support: HPQC with ideas in the test plan and “in scope” in the test lab.

Case 2:
Social media website to be used by account management teams to collaborate with external contacts. Test strategy consists of three parts: Factory Acceptance at supplier, Site Acceptance / “UAT” – and “Exploratory Subject Matter Expert and Social Media Site Advocates”. Tool support based on blog posts and documents on the social media platform it self.

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