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Friday, February 26 • 10:30 - 11:15
R02: From CDT Principles to Practice - a Model - CLOSED

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It seems that when you present the seven principles of context-driven testing to anyone with some experience in IT, they agree with all seven of them. And yet not all of these people are context-driven. And even if you are context-driven, bridging the gap from principles to practice is hard. For instance, what are the practical implications of "Projects unfold over time in ways that are often not predictable."? After struggling with this myself, I managed to bridge this gap by creating my own model, my own way to express what context-driven testing is. This model consists of Tools, Process, Information, Value and People. While it does capture the philosophical underpinnings of context-driven testing, it connects these to what we see and do in our daily life as testers. A simple example is how the model distinguishes the tool 'document' from the information it may communicate during the process of reading. And while I wouldn't claim that my model magically solves the problem with the principles I described above, I do think it can be a valuable tool in moving from context-driven principle(s) to practice. Although the best way would probably be people creating their own models, like I have. Encouraging people to do so, is most definitely a secondary purpose of my talk.

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Joep Schuurkes (NL)

QA Engineer, Mendix
Armed with a degree in Philosophy Joep entered the testing profession in 2006. About two years later he discovered context-driven testing and knew he was where he needed to be. The first six years of his career he spent at a contracting firm called Qquest, where he tested in telecom and insurances. He also taught general and chain testing courses – enjoying that a great deal. That experience also helped him when presenting at TestNet and... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 10:30 - 11:15
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