I would like to include SBTM in our sprint. Ask with, of course, many questions.
- Where is the difference to explorative testing?
- Is more worthwhile an explorative test with timebox?
- What times should be scheduled 90 minutes? And if so, how as a timebox?
- The mistakes made by SBTM are how to act?
- Can I also automate areas of the SBTM? Or is it really just a manual test process?
SBTM is based on so-called sessions, time windows of around 90 minutes. In these sessions, charters defined in a planning phase - a sort of agenda - are worked through by the testers. The points discovered during the session are included in a session report, which is discussed in a debriefing. The debriefing takes place between tester and test manager, important points but also the gut feeling of the tester concerning the test object are discussed here.
Based on the experiences gained from the session report and the debriefing, further sessions can be arranged or the following charters can be changed. The advantages of the SBTM are
- flexible / agile approach
- Reports are kept as lean as possible
- Charters can be changed after each session based on the newly obtained information. If, for example, new areas of risk are
discovered, they can be tested in the following sessions, even if a
different agenda was originally set.