Exploratory Charters in GitHub

GitHub Issues
GitHub Issues (for TestingConferences.org)

Since CAST 2015 I’ve wanted to implement an interesting idea that could potentially give my testing greater visibility and greater scrutiny: [highlight]putting exploratory testing charters into our project tracking tool.[/highlight]

At work we use GitHub to host our code which means we use GitHub Issues as our bug tracker. Then we use ZenHub on top of GitHub Issues as project management / tracking tool. As the sole (omega) tester on the development I use GitHub issues for a number of activities:

  • Filing and reviewing issues (bugs and enhancements)
  • Occasionally reviewing pushed code changes referenced in the issues I’m tagged on
  • Occasionally reviewing pull requests
  • Committing the rare change to our production code (I’ve done this once so far)
  • Committing code changes to our test automation repo

Do charters belong?