What is exploratory or unstructured testing and reporting?

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There is real and there is fake exploratory unstructured testing.

Real:

  • You don’t know what, if anything, is wrong.
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Fake (aka experienced expert):

  • The experienced expert has seen a lot and is aware of categories of problems and examples and how to find them. The expert knows how to create tests for boundary conditions. A higher percentage of the expert’s test cases find and identify defects.

Reporting:

  • If you survive the test, reporting tells others what you did and what were the observed results.

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