WTA-64: Information Radiation w/ XMind

WTA-64: Information Radiation w/ XMind

WTA-64: Information Radiation w/ XMind

Date: August 8, 2015
Time: 1PM EST / 10AM PDT

Pre-Session Setup

Use Xmind either on the web or download a version to your device. Any mind map tool would work, but for consistency, we will be focusing on the features in XMind.

Session Details

This is a follow-on to the tutorial I attended at CAST with Dhanasekar Subramaniam. He used mind maps to rapidly and effectively communicate information as to testing charters, sessions and projects by using Xmind and the various tags that are offered by the application. We discussed the fact that these mind maps, and the labels we apply, could be displayed on monitors around an office and act as information radiators. Our session will revolve around experimenting with this process, as well as discussing the value and methods of Information Radiation in general.

Online Logistics

To participate in this WTA session, send us an email (WTAmericas AT gmail DOT com) and/or send a contact request to Skype ID “WeekendTestersAmericas”). Once you indicate you wish to participate, we will add your Skype ID to the session setup.

The day of the session, please contact us 20 minutes prior to the start of the session, so that we can add you to the group (if you email or Skype us in advance, we will add you based on that RSVP).

Facilitator: Michael Larsen


About the Author

I’m a software tester working with Socialtext in Palo Alto, CA. I have worked in a number of different fields and in a number of different capacities. I started my testing career in March of 1991. I am co-founder and primary facilitator for Weekend Testing Americas. I am a black-belt in the Miagi-do School of Software Testing, a member and Teacher in the Association for Software Testing, and the producer of Software Test Professionals' "This Week in Software Testing" podcast (now on hiatus).