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'.

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Testing inspiration

  1. 1. Testing Inspiration When You Least Expect It (A Story in Three Parts) Friday, April 16, 2010
  2. 2. Kids In Armor Friday, April 16, 2010
  3. 3. I’m a Certified Tester Friday, April 16, 2010
  4. 4. New lacrosse players learn the basics first Friday, April 16, 2010
  5. 5. Name: New testers City: Prov.: need to learn Postal Code: the basics first OK Cancel too Friday, April 16, 2010
  6. 6. We know the skills for lacrosse Friday, April 16, 2010
  7. 7. And for testing http://www.quardev.com/blog/a_case_against_test_cases Friday, April 16, 2010
  8. 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. 9. Planning a lacrosse practice... Friday, April 16, 2010
  10. 10. ...is like planning a session Friday, April 16, 2010
  11. 11. Stakeholders http://www.ontariolacrossefestival.com/ Friday, April 16, 2010
  12. 12. Tool Customization Friday, April 16, 2010
  13. 13. Broken Appliances Text http://tim.cexx.org/images/washer/old_spider.jpg Friday, April 16, 2010
  14. 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. 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. 16. Building A Shed Friday, April 16, 2010
  17. 17. Configurability does not always mean awesomeness Friday, April 16, 2010
  18. 18. Automation is not always best tactic Different activities require different tools Certain activities can be run in parallel Friday, April 16, 2010
  19. 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. 20. Testers Notice Things http://www.flickr.com/photos/unsureshot/70604517/sizes/l/ Friday, April 16, 2010

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