Testing Ask Me Anything on Test Strategies

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Huib Schoots

Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester, Scrum Master

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What is a test strategy?
What are your thoughts on test strategy for an agile environment where modern/progressive approaches are encouraged compared to a traditional environment?
What not to do when creating a test strategy?
Who should be involved in deciding the test strategy - should developers be involved?
How do you decide when you've spoken to enough people about your test strategy?
How would you approach the test strategy as the sole tester in an organisation where the developer teams are cross functional and everyone should play a role in the quality of the product?
Can you provide an example of a test strategy that worked well for your team and how was this strategy was developed?
What should a brief test strategy contain?
How does automation figure into a test strategy? Do you create a separate strategy for automation?
Define a success measure for a good test strategy?
Our host Vernon Richards was joined by Huib Schoots to answer all your questions on Test Strategies.

A Test Strategy is a solution to a complex problem: How do we meet the information needs of our team & stakeholders most efficiently? A Test Strategy is “a set of ideas that guide your test design or choice of tests to be performed”. Rikard Edgren says: "Test strategy contains the ideas that guide your testing effort and deals with what to test, and how to do it. (Some people say test plan or test process, which is unfortunate…). It is in the combination of WHAT and HOW you find the real strategy. If you separate the WHAT and the HOW, it becomes general and quite useless." Developing a Test Strategy is hard and many testers struggle with it. Watch this AMA recording to find out what the community wanted to know about test strategies.

Get involved in the community discussion over at The Club where Huib continued to answer questions and share useful resources!

This Testing Ask Me Anything was kindly sponsored by Applitools. Applitools is on a mission to help test automation, DevOps, and software engineering teams release apps that are visually perfect -- by providing the only commercial-grade solution that validates the user interface of any app in a fully automated manner. Find out more about Applitools.

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Huib Schoots

Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester, Scrum Master

Huib in a couple of words: humanist, open, direct, creative, idea generator, result driven, humor, problem solver, curious, confronting, critical thinker, passionate and energetic, lifelong learner, entrepreneurial, analytic and continuous (world) improver. Fascinated by mindset, thinking, behavior and collaboration. His personal life: hanging out with friends, trombone in a brass band, board & computer games, LEGO, photography, running, beer brewing, magic tricks, travelling and reading. His personal mission: making better people and quality software by connecting, innovating, facilitating, coaching, enabling and teaching.
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