Testing inspiration

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This is the deck from my March 2010 TASSQ presentation on getting test inspiration from the world around us -- and not just our 'work'.

This is the deck from my March 2010 TASSQ presentation on getting test inspiration from the world around us -- and not just our 'work'.

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  • 1. Testing Inspiration When You Least Expect It (A Story in Three Parts) Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 2. Kids In Armor Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 3. I’m a Certified Tester Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 4. New lacrosse players learn the basics first Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 5. Name: New testers City: Prov.: need to learn Postal Code: the basics first OK Cancel too Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 6. We know the skills for lacrosse Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 7. And for testing http://www.quardev.com/blog/a_case_against_test_cases Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 8. Junior Intermediate Senior Lead Test Case Execution I R R R Test Case Creation I R R R A gross Test Case Analysis I R R R Scenario Execution I R R Scenario Creation I R R oversimplification Scenario Analysis I R R Session Debrief I R Session Execution I R Session Creation I R Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 9. Planning a lacrosse practice... Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 10. ...is like planning a session Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 11. Stakeholders http://www.ontariolacrossefestival.com/ Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 12. Tool Customization Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 13. Broken Appliances Text http://tim.cexx.org/images/washer/old_spider.jpg Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 14. Fancy does not equal better Credibility counts Upon analysis, most things are pretty simple Use the appropriate tools Instructions are there for a reason Know how to use your tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamie_hladky/576433607/sizes/l/ Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 15. Consult your oracles Oracles can be wrong Screenshots are great An oracle might not actually be an oracle Rabbit holes are fun, but have an exit strategy http://www.flickr.com/photos/locket479/1554050932/sizes/l/ Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 16. Building A Shed Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 17. Configurability does not always mean awesomeness Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 18. Automation is not always best tactic Different activities require different tools Certain activities can be run in parallel Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 19. Some things take exactly as long as they take and not a second sooner Experiment on the most efficient way to do something early in the process Look at completed activities from multiple angles Friday, April 16, 2010
  • 20. Testers Notice Things http://www.flickr.com/photos/unsureshot/70604517/sizes/l/ Friday, April 16, 2010