Podcast Episode 49 – Testing Mindset

Hello and thank you for joining us for another episode of the Testing Peers podcast.

This episode, the Peers are exploring the oft-spoken testing mindset.

Before we get into the main section, David asks the team of any examples of where their mindset has motivated them to successfully complete something.

Then we dive in.

Does the testing mindset even exist?

What is our interpretation of the testing mindset?

Can only people with the testing mindset test?

Can you teach the testing mindset?

Can anyone test?

We recap from previous episodes some of the characteristics of testing, and ask if they really are unique to testers.

Do we confuse characteristics with mindset?

A mindset can also be seen as arising out of a person’s world view or philosophy of life


We look at what motivates us, what our values are, and in a moment of reflection ask if talking about testing means you’re good at testing?

The Modern Testing Principles are once again referenced:

TWO – We accelerate the team, and use models like Lean Thinking and the Theory of Constraints to help identify, prioritize and mitigate bottlenecks from the system.
Testers do less testing. Drive more quality. Developers do more testing. Testers teach and coach developers to write the smaller tests. Testers take on the larger initiatives around testing. Pairing experiences over solo work allow teams to find more in the code and bake quality in faster.


And much much more.

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