My Testing Values

I want my testing to reflect a certain set of values. It’s my goal that all my testing shows evidence of the following qualities, in no particular order:

  • Efficiency – I want to spend my time focused on testing that is prioritized around risk assessments and what is important to the stakeholders of the product.
  • Depth/Consideration – I want to test beyond acceptance criteria and look deeply into the product to find any information that may be relevant to the stakeholders.
  • Clarity – When I report on my testing, I want the strategies, procedures, and results to be clear to those who need information on the product. If they can’t understand the information I’m presenting, then I’m wasting everyone’s time.
  • Flexibility – I want to be flexible enough to change my test plan if new information comes to light.
  • Based on context/Informed – I want to use the information I have to drive my ideas for what to test next. Also to look at what information I don’t have as an area to explore and learn.
  • Purpose – I don’t want my tests to be aimless wandering – I want them to be purpose driven. WHY I am testing something can be just as important as the HOW.
  • Novelty – I want to attempt to test outside of what I already know. Explore new areas and interactions of the product. This also makes me ask the important question, “How do I know I know something?”

Do you have other qualities you want to see in your testing? Let me know in the comments!


5 thoughts on “My Testing Values”

  1. Thanks for the post Jasmin. If I was writing my values in the same style as yours I’d probably add;
    Userbility – I want to consider how all the users will interact with the system using personas and accessibility checklists to drive different viewpoints

  2. Wow, amazing blog structure! How lengthy have you been running a blog for?
    you make blogging look easy. The full glance of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content material!

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