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What is Rapid Testing
Rapid Testing addresses these issues.
Rapid testing is a complete methodology designed for today’s testing, in which we’re dealing with complex products, constant change, and turbulent schedules. It’s an approach to testing that begins with developing personal skills and extends to the ultimate mission of software testing: lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product. The approach is consistent with and a follow-on to many of the concepts and principles introduced in the book Lessons Learned in Software Testing: a Context-Driven Approach by Kaner, Bach, and Pettichord.
The rapid approach isn’t just testing with a speed or sense of urgency; it’s mission-focused testing that eliminates unnecessary work, assures that important questions get asked and necessary work gets done, and constantly asks what testing can do to help speed the project as a whole.
One important tool of rapid testing is the discipline of exploratory testing-essentially a testing martial art. Exploratory testing combines test design, test execution, test result interpretation, and learning into a simultaneous, seamless process that reveals important information about the product and finds a lot of problems quickly.
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How is this course different?
Rapid Software Testing is an intensive three-day, hands-on class, in which you spend much of the time actually testing, working on exercises, puzzles, thought experiments and scenarios: some computer-based, some not.
The goal of the course is to teach you how to test anything expertly, under extreme time pressure and conditions of uncertainty, in a way that will stand up to scrutiny. The philosophy presented in this class is not like traditional approaches to testing, which ignore the thinking part of testing and instead focus on narrow definitions for testing terms while advocating never-ending paperwork. Products have become too complex for that, time is too short, and testers are too expensive. Rapid testing uses a cyclic approach and heuristic methods to constantly re-optimize testing to fit the needs of your clients.
What are others saying?
Here are a few testimonials from testers who attended the previous RST courses with James Bach.
“This is THE COURSE about testing – I paid it on my own, took 5 days of my yearly holiday and traveled 300 miles for. It was worth to do.”
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