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



March 15-16
Utrecht, Netherlands
Rapid Software Testing for Managers, organized by Improve Quality Services

March 21
Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Sydney Testers Meetup

March 22
Sydney, Australia
Corporate OnSite: Invited Speaker, "Measuring Quality"

March 23
Sydney, Australia
Meet with Tech Students

March 27-29
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Class: Rapid Software Testing

April 03
Christchurch, New Zealand
Dinner Meeting with Bruce Graham, James Graham & Assoc

April 04-06
Christchurch, New Zealand
Corporate Training: Rapid Software Testing

June 13-15
Broadcasting from Orcas Island, Washington, USA
ONLINE CLASS: Rapid Software Testing Applied with James Bach



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