I’m working on an idea to give a view of the testing world. It’s called the Periodic Table of Testing (as much because I’ve used the Periodic Tables styling) to try to show ‘all’ the different types of testing types/techniques/areas of influence there are. As you can see below I’ve grouped them generally and with sub categories.
I’d really like your help in understanding from others points of view
~Do the main and sub categories make sense? Anything major missing?
~Do the sub categories make sense?
~Are the elements too simple?
~Are the scoping categories (second image) useful using Must, Should, Could?
~Any other feedback.
I don’t see this being finished anytime soon or maybe ever as we learn things everyday but as a view of testing, a prompt for potential career paths and as a tool for scoping (see second image) I think it has lots of potential. I’ve written about the origins of the idea on my blog The Periodic Table of Testing, an introduction and history — The Big Test Theory
Sorry to go on so long. I’ve had some generally positive feedback so far but if there’s any talented group that will be honest open and hopefully gentle then that’s you great folks here.