I’ve been collaborating with a colleague to facilitate conversations with testers on transforming our thinking around testing. We’ve explored many topics including mindsets. I mused on mindsets a bit and wanted to share this spectrum.
|Where We Might Be||Where We Might Go|
|All testing challenges are the same||All testing challenges require a response based on context|
|A test will pass or fail||A test provides a result and information that may need further investigation|
|I do the same thing everyday||I change my approach to purposefully diversify my coverage|
|I’m on my own||I collaborate with team members|
|I learn what I need on the job||I participate in testing communities on my own time, and share what I learn|
|Someone will eventually initiate some testing process improvements||I design, practice, and report on process experiments that help improve testing in my enterprise|
|My weekly metrics tell the whole story||Our reporting is frequent, sometimes informal, assists in scheduling, and offers a balance of fact-based conclusions and opinions|
|I join projects late||I add demonstrative value at every stage of the project|
|I can’t start testing until my strategy is complete||My strategy provides guidance; it will grow and evolve|
|I have a script to execute||I know what I want to explore|
|Without a UI, I can’t test||I discuss testability opportunities with the project team|
|I collect all my own information||I share information to help the testing team|
What mindsets would you add?