Prioritizing your exploratory tests for a given session

Today's tip comes from Christina Zaza. Tina gave an experience report recently at IWST, and in that talk she outlined some of the different ways she prioritizes her tests when she sits down to do exploratory testing:

  1. run the faster tests (or quick tests) first to get them out of the way

  2. run the higher risks tests (or tests more important to the business) first, since they will likely yield the most actionable results

  3. group features together to reduce context switching while testing