István Forgács
4TestDev GmbH (HU)


István Forgács, PhD, was originally a researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He published 30+ scientific articles in leading international journals and conference proceedings. He was a speaker at several academic and industrial conferences. He is the co-author of the book “Practical Test Design” and “Agile Testing Foundations, An ISTQB Foundation Level Agile Tester” guide. He is a member of the Agile WG of ISTQB, the creator of the test-first, codeless test automation tool Harmony.
Presentation: Test design revisited I-II


The talk is about the modern art of test design. We discuss shortly how test design is encapsulated into the software testing process, why risk management is unavoidable. We show a better approach for EP and BVA with a reliable test selection criterion using ON/OFF/IN/OUT data points. We also show how to reduce the number of tests in combinatorial testing preserving reliability. Our new methods are demonstrated by several examples and case studies.