“Negative Attitude” Developing a Tester Mentality

Introspect How many test cases are there in your project? How many “Test Cases” in your project are negative? What is the ratio of +ve : -ve test cases in your project? Do you believe that this ratio is GOOD ENOUGH? .

that you could have found / prevented? If you are a test engineer how many defects has your customer found.Answer Honestly If you are a developer how many defects has your test engineer found. that you could have found? .

. Interface(s) between modules will be defective. System will be used(absued) in interesting ways by the end customer.Premise(s) # # # # Module(s) will have defects. The environment in which the system will be deployed will have defects.

.Does the logic consider “all” possibilities.Would some users find it difficult.. How do I affect the environment negatively.Negative Thinking is about. Processing .How does it handle incorrect data. Constraints .What if the system setup is different from what I expected. Looking at the system from various potential problem scenarios # # # # # Data . NOT TRUSTING ANYTHING .Behavior in extreme conditions. Environment . User .

. . The Pessimistic part is constantly suspicious ……at every stage of SDLC “Think Negatively” and not Think Positively is the area for Testers.So What is Negative Attitude? # # # # My thinking is problem solving and also problem seeking! The Optimistic part comes up with the elegant solution while.

Traits to be cultivated # Constant Suspicion Attention to details # # Keen sense of observation Highly curious # # Constant application of past history learnings .

Criticize other’s work and then start applying this onto your work. # . Remember the issues so that you may apply these learnings. # # Observe customers.To Build this.. observe uses. # Look for issues in EVERYTHING you interact with..

. Remember the issues so that you may apply these learnings. # ..To Build this. # # Observe customers. Criticize other’s work and then start applying this onto your work. # Look for issues in EVERYTHING you interact with. observe uses.

A Attitude B C D E Basics Communication Documentation Ethics .

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