Rapid Software Testing Workshop – Day 1

After a long pause, I’m back on the writer’s table! This was no ordinary week by any means for the tester in Me!

Ever since I read about Rapid Software Testing from a blog link, I wanted to attend this workshop from the man who coined this. And now, I’m a proud attendee of the Rapid Software Testing workshop by James Bach. The two days were absolutely wonderful. Days filled with lot of learning and thinking.

Here is an outline of my first day experience in the workshop.

RST Day 1

The Master is a very demanding teacher. He sets this expectation before starting the class itself and as promised, the exercises required the Socratic thinking expected of  the students.

The slides and program notes of RST are all available online, however, getting the information from the man himself is a special feeling. What is more important is listening to the experience he has had, were he talks about real life examples. The Master urges you to challenge his methods, and asks you to keep questioning. This is in fact, the essence of RST – “To test well, is to ask questions..”

James taught about Creep and Leap Heuristic for investigating patterns, there were topics on diplomacy, parenting, the important tools that can help your testing and many more; and not to forget the couple of magic tricks demonstrated to test our observation capabilities 🙂

It was a very fascinating first day on the workshop, with lots of new faces and some I already new; like Parimala, Mohit Verma, Rahul Gupta, Santosh Tuppad, Sunil Kumar, Dhanasekhar, Yagnesh and so on, and of course Pradeep Soundararajan!

I’ll be blogging about the 2nd day experience tomorrow!

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