This is my Friday post and I am just finishing my Six sigma training. I am writing on one of favorite topic --
Have you heard a tester, boasting about his/her bugs, tester talking about his/her ability to find bugs given a specific time irrespective of whatever is the application? - How can one manage to do that consistently, every time? I consider myself as a “good” tester - Can I make such claim that I can always find bugs - every time? Not every time.
This prompted me study few testers that make such claims and come out as winners most of the times. Few findings are:
1. These people are have a great presence of mind, learn from others mistakes, bugs.
2. Keep developing their bag of tricks continuously. It can be great learning experience by sitting with them for few hours and watch them testing. I would love sit along with James Whitteker and watch him doing testing.
3. Pay attention to evey small, in-significant changes that happen around them while testing - screen title, Status bar messages, CPU usage, Disk acitvity and many others - other than their testing area. In other words, they work with one extra eye that keeps track of surroundings.
4. Tend to take “un-treaded“paths. Do something that is special in given circumstances - Think out of the box always.
5. High perseverance. Never give up.
I continue to watch great testers at work and keep learning. Next part of post is about documenting some of tricks of these great testers so that a knowledge base of tester’s tricks can be developed. I am collecting few trick likes here are few ---
From James Bach's – Tester’s micro behaviors
I remember of seeing such tricks in few other Blogs posts. If anybody seen/has tricks like this which they can share, please contribute..
I will keep updating this post as I get more tricks..