@neil.younger Wrt. Wardley’s models (Pioneers, Settlers, Town planers) I’m also exploring using wardley mapping for test strategies. more on my blog: https://jlottosen.wordpress.com/category/wardleys-theories/
@ruarig hi Matthew. Bringing in SME’s is indeed an excellent way to bring in diversity. We testers can’t know everything about everything anyways. So we need to balance what we’re good at, and what the SME’s are good at - and with that produce better (and more diverse) products.
@safe06 hi James, welcome to the club! I can see that they could get that impression… Perhaps frame their participation along the lines of volunteering - that you’re putting their know-how into play
@olgica_nikolin hi, welcome to you too. What a dilemma. So, yes unfortunately even test cases can be false/wrong. It’s things we want to try, where we might be mistaken or get wiser with time. Consider to review the test case? Perhaps you can both be right - in that there can both be a bug and that the user would never do it / see it. Plenty of data breach issues are bug that the user would never experience.
@melissafisher Great question Melissa! In most of my current projects I need to involve others (SMEs) - as they have the know how needed. Knowhow that would take years to learn, even for testing specialists. Other projects might need more “Emmet”-testing skills in exploring and edge cases. So, if you need their help, but they are reluctant, perhaps tap into the ideas of leading Primadonnas, as mentioned. Their passion is in their own “real” job - so get them to talk about that. Find their kick