Select the term of interest:


Anything that threatens the value of the product. Something that bugs someone whose opinion matters.

Exploratory Testing:

An interactive process of simultaneous learning, test design, and test execution.

Heuristic Testing:

An approach to test design that employs heuristics to enable rapid development of test cases.

Risk-Based Testing:

Any testing organized to explore specific product risks.


To obtain an outcome that is good enough. Coined in 1957 by economist and Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon.

Test Design:

The process of creating tests.

Test Execution:

The process of configuring, operating, and observing a product for the purpose of evaluating it.

Test Logistics:

The set of ideas that guide how resources are applied to fulfill the test strategy.

Test Strategy:

The set of ideas that guide test design.



Upcoming Events




February 08-10
Seattle, Washington
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

February 13
Orcas Island, Washington
Podcast Interview with Andy Tinkham: "Low Tech Testing Dashboard"

February 26
Utrecht, Netherlands
Skype Coaching Session with Jeanne and theTesting Guild

March 02-04
Utrecht, Netherlands
PUBLIC Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by Improve Quality Services BV

March 07-09
Vilnius, Lithuania
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

April 11-12
Stockholm, Sweden
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing, organized by AddQ Training

April 25-27
Z├╝rich, Switzerland
Public Class: Rapid Software Testing with co-instructor Michael Bolton, organized by House of Test

May 02-05
Orlando, Florida
StarEAST Conference

May 09-11
Charlotte, North Carlolina, USA
Public Class : Rapid Software Testing, organized by Redwood Media

May 16-18
Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington
Public Class: "Reinventing Testers" with James and Jonathan Bach

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