Posts Tagged ‘heuristics’

The Notepad and Visualize Heuristics Rikard Edgren 1 Comment

I was at Nordic Testing Days and had a great time meeting new and old friends. During my presentation about serendipity I showed two heuristics I wanted to share here as well. They both concern observing from different angles, to learn something new, and increase chances of serendipity. The Notepad Heuristic Years ago I worked […]

Pass to Fail, Fail to Pass Heuristic Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

When teaching scripted testing (yes, I actually do this!) I found the Pass to Fail, Fail to Pass heuristic (used by many, but now with a catchy name.) The essence is that when a not-overly-simple test has resulted in a Pass, think about it some more, and try to make it Fail instead. When a […]

Imaginary Dead horse heuristic Martin Jansson 4 Comments

A while ago I was going to a customer meeting to hold a workshop in SBTM, showing that testing could be managed in a different way. I feel fairly experienced in the way I work as a tester, but at a parking lot my humility and confidence turned over. I was standing next in line […]