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TestCon Europe 2020


October 13-15

Vilnius or Online

Jeroen Rosink

Squerist., The Netherlands


Jeroen is a passionate test professional with about 21 years of experience in testing, test management and executing, coordinating, coaching and advising roles. Driven by his passion he always search for those things which makes testing valuable and interesting. Also he made his contributions to an anniversary book of TestNet “Set your course: Future and trends in testing” (translated from Dutch) and the book “How to reduce cost of software testing”.

Exploratory Testing and How to Implement It in Your Organization

Time & Date

9:00, 13 October


Crowne Plaza Vilnius –
M. K. Čiurlionio str. 84, Vilnius, Lithuania



In a world of changes and agility the need for faster testing grows. The demand for adjusting your tests at the moment of deliverance is rising. Exploratory testing is an approach to deal with these demands. In this workshop you will learn the basics of exploratory testing from session based testing to free format exploratory testing. As each organization is different; using this approach might have different challenges. This course is about the basics of Exploratory testing. The experience how to do this. The ways to implement it in your organization. At the end the participant will be aware about the different approaches and some take-aways how to start in their organization.


This workshop will cover basic concepts of time series analysis, like time series decomposition, stationarity analysis, trend and seasonality smoothing. Afterwards, some of the most popular algorithms used for time series forecasting will be presented and explored. The workshop will include programming in Python, and its time series forecasting library – PyFlux.


Part 1: Experience Exploratory testing (1 hour):

  • Exploratory testing deep dive (case)
  • Lessons learned from the case

Part 2: Introduction to Exploratory Testing (1.5 hour):

  • Structure your ET
  • Improve your Exploratory Testing skills (case)
  • Situational Testing

Part 3: Session Based Testing (1.5 hour):

  • Session Based Testing and more
  • Exercise a session (case)
  • Benefits of Session Based testing compared to others

Part 4: SHow to implement in your organization (1.5 hour):

  • Lessons learned from different organizations
  • Indentify the differences of organizations
  • Implementation in context

Part 5: Rap-up (0.5 hour):

  • Session Based testing in SCRUM
  • Evaluation
  • End of Workshop


During the course, you will understand the basic concepts of Exploratory testing. You will also the differences between a few forms of Exploratory testing what the benefits are. After this course, you should have understanding how to perform Exploratory testing and which variants might be suitable your organization.

Target audience

The target audience are novices who are new in exploratory testing.

Technical requirements

Software to create a mindmap like mindmup, freemind.

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