Randomly click things
Just check off requirements
Point out mistakes
Tell people when they've done things 'wrongly'
depending how you do it
depending how you do it
Stakeholders, Need different things
Requirements, Is this what is needed? Is this still needed?
Schedule, What we can do
Ourselves, Do I have enough information? How can I get more?
We hunt information
Think, Lateral, Logical, Dark, Creativity, Different perspectives, User, Six Thinking Hats, Troublemaker, Stake holder, Developer, Hacker, Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Communication, Story telling, Questions
Information, Curse of knowledge
Make use of all of our senses
Knowledge, Tacit knowledge, difficult to transfer to another person, has been described as “know-how”, (Henry) Bessemer process (1850 to 1855), cheap mass production of steel from iron, cooling air process which took out the impurties, trick was in knowing when to stop the air flow, impurities in the iron and concluded that the solution lay in knowing when to turn off the flow of air in his process so that the impurities were burned off but just the right amount of carbon remained, Example, Cooking, Cookie monster, Pasta. Easy?, Implicit Knowledge, Implicit and tacit knowledge are thought to be similiar but it's thought that implicit can be turned to explicit and tacit cannot, Explicit knowledge, knowledge that has been articulated, codified, and stored in certain media
We use different skills and personality traits at different times to achieve what we need to do.
Why?, We do this in order to provide information to help gain more information to help those who need to make decisions.
What about you?
Team builders, mentoring, coaching
Investigate, question everything and everybody, facilitate
Share information, Building models of the system, it's valuable documentation, be it excel spreadsheets, domain diagrams, state transition diagrams, live specifications, Radiate information to fellow colleagues, especially to other testers, internet resources; pointing them to blogs/articles/meetups, brown bags, general overview of the system
Appropiate preparation, testing strategy, planning, tooling, heuristics, gathering experience on building heuristics
discussions, get people started on talking about insecure/feeble areas of their understanding of the system, brainstorming, ask strategic questions that verify the understanding of the team
Provide information, decisions made
All the time
Like introducing new processes could be a secondary
good with language
How can we prove our value?