Good Testers are Often Lucky – Using Serendipity in Software Testing
In a sampling business like testing, it’s no wonder that serendipity is a key factor.
But testers seldom take pride in this “luck”, as they are unaware of all skill involved.
This has the unfortunate consequence that few testers utilize the chances of serendipity.
Rikard believes that serendipity can be increased with:
- preparations, like Error-Prone Machine or Background Complexity
- variations, in your tests and your strategy (“diverse half-measures”)
- ongoing test ideas, like quality characteristics violations
- sagacity & altamirage (Liestman) that help you connect observations and experience to new ideas
Rikard will explore these areas with the hope that you can identify your own unique serendipity saviours.
- Understand how serendipity is useful in testing
- See examples of testing serendipity
- ideas about how to introduce more good fortune in your organization
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