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Jon Bach To Speak at the Portland Agile Users Group

Talk: "Exploratory Testing: Now In Session" The agile nature of exploration and the ability of testers to rapidly apply their skills and experience make exploratory testing a widely used test approach-especially when time is short. But exploratory testing is often dismissed by project managers who assume that it is not reproducible, measurable, or accountable. If you share these concerns, a solution may lie in a technique called Session-Based Test Management (SBTM), developed by Jon and his brother James specifically to address these problems. In SBTM, testers are assigned areas of a product to explore, and testing is time boxed in "sessions" which have mission statements called "charters" to create a meaningful and countable unit of work. Jon discusses-and you can practice-the skills of exploration and demonstrates a freely available, open source tool to help manage your exploratoration.

Location: Portland State University, Engineering Building (FAB) Rm 86, SW 4th and College Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Time: Pizza at 6:30, meeting begins at 7pm

Website: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/xpportland/

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