The concept of Beginner's Mindset and Example Mapping can used in extension of each other. I have come to realize that Example Mapping can be used as a great refinement tool.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few”
– Zen master Shunryu Suzuki
How does the concept of Beginner’s Mindset help in exploring Example Mapping?
I was often frustrated as a tester when a specific component/application was ready for test, only to discover that the initial test couldn’t be completed as the developer was unsure about the specification and/or there are still unanswered, for example, design or integration questions. At the same time, everyone on the team had a different understanding of the requirements specification.
Then, I came across Example Mapping (actually, at the ATD conference in 2021). I learnt that the method is very useful from an attendee at the ATD Built-in-Quality workshop.
And that did the trick.
Curious on how? Join me on my short talk about Example Mapping and bringing Beginners Mind to the process.