Sample Session Report

The following report is the result of an exploratory test session. This is an example of what an exploratory tester might produce after roughly an hour of testing a program called DecideRight – a product made by Avantos Software in 1996. According to the DecideRight User Guide, DecideRight “will help users make better, faster, and more informed decisions.”

This sample report has been put into HTML format for better reading. Normally when we write them they are in plain text. Someday we'll convert all this to XML.

CHARTER
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Create a test coverage outline and risk list for DecideRight

#AREAS
DecideRight
OS | Win98
Build | 1.2
Strategy | Exploration & Analysis

START
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4/16/01 11:15pm

TESTER
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Jonathan Bach
Tim Parkman

TASK BREAKDOWN
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#DURATION
short

#TEST DESIGN AND EXECUTION
100

#BUG INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING
0

#SESSION SETUP
0

#CHARTER VS. OPPORTUNITY
100/0

DATA FILES
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tco-jsb-010327-A.txt
rl-jsb-010327-A.txt

TEST NOTES
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Tim and I walked through the User Guide table of contents and index to create the following TCO:

Operating Systems:

Win98
Win2000

General Features:

Installation
User Manual
Online Help
UI
Preferences

Prominent Windows:

Main Table window
Criteria Weights window
Option Ratings window
Documents window
Start-up window

Managers and Wizards:

DecideRight Advisor
Category Label Editor
Numeric Editor
Scenario Manager
Report Generator
QuickBuild

Decision Elements:

Language Elements
Preferences
Sensitivity Indicators
Weighting
Input Options
Decision Table
Options Ratings
Baseline

Interoperability:

OLE
Import / Export
Graphs
Printing

BUGS
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#N/A

ISSUES
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#ISSUE
Manual mentions different platforms (Win 3.1, WFW, and WinNT 3.51) and does not mention Win2000. We think Win 2000 is important to test on and that the older OSes are no longer meaningful.

#ISSUE
We did this analysis on Win98. I have no data to suggest that features may be different on other operating systems, but I'm not sure about that.

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