The Confidence Game – What is the Mission of Testing
It is extremely important that testers understand and adhere to their mission, so why wouldn’t the mission of testing be confidence? Shouldn’t we want to have confidence in our products? Isn’t it a good thing to have confidence in our testing? In this talk, Keith outlines the dangers of making confidence the mission of testing and why we should be skeptical of claims to the contrary. Drawing from personal experience with senior IT and business management and examples from marketing materials, Keith will discuss bias, goal displacement, and why testers should be comfortable in state of uncertainty.