What Essential Questions Should Testers Ask?

Simon Tomes

Hi there,

Asking questions is the bread and butter of our testing craft. We ask questions about the things we test and the processes we are part of. And we often ask questions about our own capabilities and approach - hopefully with kindness in mind. So I very much enjoyed all the replies to this tweet.

How about you, what essential questions should testers ask? Feel free to reply to the tweet or send me a message. I'd love to hear from you!


- Simon, CommunityBoss



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Simon Tomes

CommunityBoss

Simon is a CommunityBoss at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.