Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Testing? Thoughts? Idea? What?
Yesterday I tried a experiment I'd been toying with in my head.
I've been with a organisation for roughly 8mths now and I've not actually had a lot of time to spend with the Testers as we've all been busy and I wanted to know more about how they think and what they think about what they do.
My role has changed slightly now and I have more time to work with the Testers and so yesterday was the first of the 'sessions' I'll be running.
I had 3 Testers on the exercise and essentially just asked them to write down thoughts on testing.
We then discussed what they had written down and wrote it on a whiteboard.
I then added to it with my thoughts which we also discussed.
There were notes being taken and thoughtful nods and comments.
Mine are in red.
Francesco, a colleague who wasn't on the exercise later pointed out that we'd not written anything about 'who'.
What else did we miss?
I think the session was a success as it seemed to get the guys thinking and I learnt about their thinking.
I would like to punch it up a bit, not sure what I could add to jazz it up a little.
Have you run anything similar? Or taken part in something similar? How did you get on?
It might have worked a little better if thoughts had been written the night before and then we got together to discuss as I'm thinking of new stuff to add all the time.