How do you explain the value of software testing?

When would testing not be needed? :thinking:

Iโ€™ve been in teams where shallow testing done by PM/BAs was all they needed.
They believed hiring Software Testers to do Professional testing was a large waste of resources, due to the poor perception of what a tester can do(get involved at the end, write test cases, execute them, maybe automate some).

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In early startup phase, when the main goal is to convince investors, would be one example.
Another is when the project is a POC
When delivering software as part of a contract and moving to another place
when the cost of failure is negligible.
when creating some scripts to help expedite some work, but before those โ€œscriptsโ€ become a full-blown project supporting mission-critical stuff.

I agree - most projects would benefit from testing, but the extent, depth and reasonable investment would vary - keeping in mind that there are cases where testing would be a waste of resources is a way to remind ourselves to think before going to โ€œtestโ€.

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Just dropping in to say I love this comment. :heart:

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