The Black Ops Testing team operated in Germany in November 2014 for 4 days (10th - 13th).
Using the cover story of a 2 hour hands on workshop, Tony, Steve and Alan infiltrated “Agile Testing Days” in November.
For the workshop we started with 5 minute lighting talks, where we drew attention to important ‘stuff’ for the upcoming missions:
- Alan’s MORIM model: Model, Observe, Interrogate, Reflect, Manipulate
- Tools augment observation and interrogation
- Note Taking - what it covers
- A technical model of a web application
- Six Honest Serving Men help note taking
- Tool Examples
- Intelligence Cycle
- Hints on how to know what to test
- An example model of what to test
- Think through risks and difficulties
We were testing on shared servers, so we had to have some rules:
- Don’t load test the app, we are all using it
- Don’t change data you didn’t create
We then had multiple testing phases where we encouraged the participants to test the app. We mingled and coached, asked questions, gave tips. And periodically we stopped proceedings to debrief based on what we observed.
As we went through the session we popped Hints and Tips up on the screen to spark new ideas and suggest new areas to test. We also presented demos of controlling test data and bugs we found.
Gil Zilberfeld described the workshop from his perspective on his blog.
You can find the slides over on slideshare