Ingo Philipp

Ingo Philipp

Agile Evangelist and Product Manager, Tricentis

Rediscover Exploratory Testing


The testing community is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea when it comes to exploratory testing. Although exploratory testing has been around for ages, it often leads to more confusion than clarity. Is exploratory testing an activity – something that you do? Or is it an approach – a way or a style of doing something? Isn’t all testing exploratory? When do you do it? How do you do it properly? How does it relate to the entire software lifecycle? To answer these questions, Ingo outlines the most common confusions and controversies on this topic. He explains what exploratory testing is, why to use it, and when to practice it. Ingo discusses specific heuristics and techniques of exploratory testing, especially useful in fast-paced development environments, to get the most out of exploratory testing in your daily work.


Bring your curiosity and a good sense of adventure to learn that exploratory testing is not just error guessing or common bug hunting but rather is at the heart of all things testing. Join this hands-on, interactive session to learn how to use this highly productive approach to put the adventure and effectiveness back into your testing.

Ingo Philipp is an award-winning Exploratory Testing and Agile thought leader, with a resume of speaking engagements that span the globe. In his role as a Product Manager at Tricentis, his responsibilities range from product development and product marketing to test management, test conception, test design, and test automation. His experiences with software testing embrace the application of agile testing as well as classical testing methodologies in various sectors including financial services, consumer goods, commercial services, healthcare, materials, telecommunications, and energy.