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I have to create a software testing strategy from scratch. Does anybody have any advice/resources/templates
asked a lot online.
I’ve only ever had to write a draft testing strategy once for an external client. The audience was entirely business people with limited knowledge of what their contracted developers had provided beyond what they could see on the screen. It was a complex system under the hood so I had a lot to digest before ever approaching writing the strategy.
@cassandrahl wrote a great blog post about this late last year
My experience was similar to Cassandra’s in that I knew little to no testing had taken place before I was approached to test this software. My experience differed because there wasn’t a team I could approach easily to get information. Because it was all contractors who billed per hour of their time, I had to be very sure of the questions I needed to ask before I approached anyone.
It showed me that creating a test strategy from scratch really does depend on the situation you are in but there are similarities.
@ezagroba approached it with mind maps
How have you approached creating a software testing strategy? Did you use approaches similar to Cassandra and Elizabeth? Did you try something different?