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Thursday, August 9 • 09:00 - 10:15
Role playing for testers: Expand your testing with personas and roles (Mark Winteringham, Alan Parkinson)

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Exploratory testing is an awesome approach to learn about our products and discover unwanted side effects. But, even the best exploratory testers can end up in a rut, falling into the same old testing patterns. It’s important to mix things up during your exploratory testing sessions and one way is role-playing as different users during our testing. Role-playing can help you discover new ways of testing and information by putting you in someone else's shoes through the use of personas and roles. But how do we create these personas and roles in the first place in a way that is useful to us?
In this workshop, you learn not just what personas and roles are and how they can be used for role play in exploratory testing. You’ll learn the skills to create your own personas and roles that are specific to your products context and are most useful to you. You’ll take part in hands-on exercises in generating personas and roles before trying them out in a role-playing exercise.
So whether you are new to exploratory testing or a regular practitioner, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a fun and hands-on workshop and leave with new ways to explore and learn.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the differences between personas and roles
  • Describe how to use personas correctly and how they can go wrong
  • Break down various resource to discover and record new personas and roles
  • How to use Personas and Roles to discover users for role-playing during Explotarty Testing


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Alan Parkinson

CEO and Product Owner, Hindsight Software
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Mark Winteringham

Test Evangelist, Hindsight Software
Mark is a technical test manager, testing coach and international speaker, presenting workshops and talks on technical testing techniques. He has worked on award-winning projects across a wide variety of technology sectors ranging from broadcast, digital, financial and public sector... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 PDT
Balboa/Mission Hills