11 May, 2009
Perception is a conscious understanding of something. Unless and until a person has a perception in the mind, it is very hard to do what is expected to do in the best possible way. In the Testing World, it is very important to have good perception of the products we test. Again, the perception of the product can vary depending on whether that person is a developer, tester, customer, end-user or even the sales person at a retail store. It also depends on how the above mentioned stakeholders would want to use that product. As testers, if we do not have proper knowledge of the products we test from each of the above perspectives, then it gets very difficult to raise the quality of the product.
One can improve the perception of the product in several ways:
1. Clear and Precise Requirements from the Customer
2. Surveying similar products in the market (if any)
3. Thinking about Test Ideas keeping the End User in mind (what if I were the End User?)
4. Brainstorming with the entire team about different ways in which the product can be enhanced
And the list can go on. If you have any, do share them on this blog.
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P.S: This post is shorter than my previous post :-)