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You may find yourself tempted to write out a bunch of charters early on to show management types so that it doesn't look like you're sitting on your hands. Resist this urge if you find it upon you. There's no real need to overcomplicate charters. If start a session and you realize the scope is overambitious, modify the scope and note down whatever new ...


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Not saying that it's cheap, but, tools like OneNote tend to fill this void very well. We use a notebook for each application. For projects, we use Tabs/Sections for Modules/areas, and for operational type changes, we use a new section for each Release. Each session takes up 1 page. These get stored on either a sharepoint or in a shared folder that we all ...


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Use whatever you are comfortable with. I'd suggest starting with something basic for recording notes like Notepad++. The important thing is to be able to keep detailed notes about your session, to setup a session charter, etc. Once you've got some practice with it, you can see what works and what doesn't. I've used Rapid Reporter and Session Tester as ...


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I like to keep things simple. I work with a small team of testers and programmers. We like to keep things lightweight. For managing charters and information flow, I use a spreadsheet and a whiteboard. I categorize charters by product area. I haven't found getting more detailed than that to be useful to me (or others). I name charter files by their product ...


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One more documentation tool for session-based test management for your consideration: qTrace qTrace includes the option to capture and display timestamp associated with every screen and action along with user's action. Besides, the duration of the record is also captured. Also, the timestamp feature is available in free edition.


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I've just started using session based testing in place of scripted test cases. My charters have been fairly simple so far: The area of the feature to be tested, and how I plan to test. (Functional, performance..) Any changes to this area since last session. (Has a bug been corrected? Could it impact other areas?) Limitations, ie. I know of a piece that is ...



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