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"Exploratory testing is a style of software testing that emphasizes the personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester to continually optimize the value of her work by treating test-related learning, test design, test execution, and test result interpretation as mutually supportive activities that run in parallel throughout the project." Cem Kaner, 2006.

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Alternatives to Session Tester for recording exploratory test session results

I'm interested in hearing suggestions for ways of recording exploratory test session notes. We currently use a mixture of Session Tester and a wiki for recording test notes. I like many things about ...
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Please suggest some ideas to test an IVR system?

I have to test an DTMF tones via keypad with toll free number, which has a company IVR automated response system. The IVR allows the user to login to the system and user can know account balance, talk ...
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Is there any standard or pattern of doing Exploratory Testing

Is there any standard or pattern of doing Exploratory Testing? Do we still need to write test cases or not? Is there any flow to follow with this kind of testing? How Exploratory Testing related ...
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Where in the process is Exploratory Testing executed?

We are an agile software development boutique. We use Kanban to keep our project running. We do Test Driven development, so don't have a separate testing phase. But we do some manual testing called ...
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Good practices for finding valid issues in exploratory testing?

We've noticed that free-style exploratory testing is oftentimes a better source of new previously undiscovered issues. But, from time to time, I see our testers spending hours in a row in "free" ...
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Pair-testing with a candidate during an interview

Would it be a good idea to have an interview in a format of a paired exploratory testing session with a candidate on a manual/automated testing position? A thing under test might be an internal web ...
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Strategies and Techniques for Exploratory Testing and finding new bugs?

From what I understand, "Exploratory Testing" is about free-style testing that largely depends on creativity of the testers and how well they know the product or feature under test. It is something ...
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How do you write clear, succinct test charters for exploratory testing sessions?

Session-based exploratory testing depends on creating good test charters at the right level of detail to guide the tester, without directing them. You need to make the goal of the session clear, ...
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Learn Software Testing and Automation Testing [closed]

I have been working as Developer(Java/Grails) since 3 years, I would like to switch to Testing specially Automation testing. I would like to ask for some help. I just cannot yet decide what to refer ...
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Is Exploratory Testing a Core part of Agile Methodology?

Is Exploratory Testing a core part of Agile Methodology? Or it has no link with Agile process?