Worldline Experts have presented a tutorial at the last JFTL 2023

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What is JFTL (Journée Française des Tests Logiciels)?

JFTL is the largest gathering of software testing and quality assurance professionals in France. Over the years, the event has become the primary meeting place for the French software testing community, with more than 1,200 participants, 40 sponsors, and 16 thematic conferences featuring expert testimonials in the field.

Today, JFTL is a privileged venue for exchanging ideas among all players in the software testing market. Attendees have the opportunity to meet recognized experts in the industry and share experiences with other professionals. The event spans two days, with the first day dedicated to technical tutorials and the second day featuring short conferences and sponsor exhibitions.

Why did our experts choose to communicate? And why a tutorial?

Raghid Samout and Yann Couturier have decided to present the test analysis methodology used at CCQA (Competence Center Quality Assurance) this year. This approach was developed over several years within the competence center, using methodologies provided by the ISTQB, ISO standards (such as IEC/ISO 25010), and TMMi to ensure consistency in test repositories written by analysts with varying seniority levels, educational backgrounds, and work environments.

To confirm and challenge this approach, the methodology is being presented to experts from various companies in the field. We wanted to provide a detailed explanation and discussion of the methodology, thus, a 3-hour tutorial mode was chosen.

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Let’s talk about this methodology

The CCQA has set up an On-Boarding training course called “MasterClass Test Analyst - Level 1”. It is available in the French catalogue of Worldline trainings.

This training is designed to be practical, with a focus on hands-on experience in each phase of creating a test repository. The training starts with practical exercises to help you prepare for each phase. It covers the following chapters:

  1. Test objectives analysis (according to ISO25010 and using a tool developed by CCQA)
  2. Test conditions analysis (defined by ISTQB as a testable aspect of a component or system identified as a basis for testing. Test conditions represent an item or event of a component or system that could be verified by one or more test cases (ex: function, transaction, feature, etc.)
  3. Coverage matrix establishment: to ensure the coverage of business requirements, management rules and interface rules.
  4. Missing test conditions, conflicting test sets or not clear tests sets identification.
  5. Bottom-Up costing of test case writing, compare it to the initial costing and prioritize test writing according to the importance of the objectives identified in step 1.
  6. Learning when and how to use test design techniques: to have total product coverage.
  7. Test reduction techniques (traditional method or Pairwise method).
  8. Tests execution according to the Risk Based Testing method (using a tool developed by CCQA).

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Conclusion and key takeaways

  • The tutorial was a paid event that attracted 50 experts who were genuinely interested in the subject matter.
  • The room was filled to capacity, which is a testament to the level of interest in the methodology.
  • The feedback received from the participants was overwhelmingly positive: they have appreciated the value of the methodology and the ease with which it could be implemented using the tools shared in the tutorial.
  • These types of events present a technical challenge to share expertise and benchmark against industry standards, which can help identify areas for improvement.

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Raghid Samout

Software Testing expert, QA Evangelist, Quality enthousiaste. #testing #QA #agility #devops