Gaining clarity through Beginner’s Mindset & Example Mapping

25-minute New Voice Talk

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.

Virtual Pass session


2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday 15th


Room F3 - Track 3: Talks


Tester, Test Managers, Managers, Product Owners and all team memebers


  • Effective refinement strategy, same baseline and fresh perspective
  • Curiosity
  • Openness

How we got a better and a common understanding

“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.  

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