This talk proposes a model of the thought processes that every tester uses. In a sentence, what we do is this: "we explore...
This talk proposes a model of the thought processes that every tester uses. In a sentence, what we do is this: "we explore sources of knowledge to build test models that inform our testing". The model identifies two modes of thinking – exploration and testing – and we use judgement to decide when to flip from one to the other. Exploration has four activities: enquiring, modelling, predicting and challenging. Testing has six activities: informing, applying, interpreting, logging, reporting and refining. Separating out these ten activities clarifies what testers do. It identifies the capabilities and skills that all tester need to acquire, to practice and excel in.
• Our industry is changing so fast that the old ways of testing won't work in the future
• A New Model of Testing sets out the core thinking process for all testers
• The Model has consequences – for skills, training, test automation, working with developers and how we define our profession.