Session: Case Study on Team Leadership with Context-Driven Exploratory Tests

Thursday, 11:10 - 12:00
Track: Test

What's the effect of exploratory testing on a Team? What effect the practice has on their leader?Shmuel’s team experience in user centered Context-Driven projects made them realize that more than technical practice, it calls for change in leadership style and interactions.This dynamic talk tells a story of innovation in methods, deliverables and management. More than that, it tells a story of people, excellence, skills and satisfaction. If you have a testing team, and you want to see an alternative for team operations that maximize their potential and satisfaction, this talk is for you.


The talk is intended for testers, test leads, programmers and managers. A (vague) knowledge of what is exploratory testing helps, but it is not required (there’s a brief introduction in the lecture).


How are the interactions in a dynamic Exploratory Testing teamWhy this difference can be beneficial to the whole develHow to support teams working with exploratory tests and Context-Driven practices

Shmuel Gershon

A technical leader at Intel Corporation, Shmuel Gershon has experience in firmware and software testing, and also in coaching testers and helping friends. His experience includes working in companies and as freelancer in different countries. He used to be a programmer, but discovered that testing is twice the fun. A frequent presenter at local software conferences, Shmuel is convinced that a most significant factor in our quest for quality is people, not features or technology. He blogs about software testing and is author of “Rapid Reporter”, an exploratory testing note taking tool.

Shmuel Gershon