Thinking Outside the Box: Cognitive Bias and Testing with Lisa Crispin

Fifth to the TestBash Manchester stage on Friday is testing legend @lisa.crispin :muscle:

I got a sneak peak of Lisa’s talk in the prep for the big day so I know you’re in for a treat!

Have you tried any of the exercises Lisa mentions with your team?

Use this thread also to your questions during the talk and we’ll do our best to get them all answered live. Remember that liking any questions already asked will increase the chances of them being answered live in the talk :heart:

Whilst it’s useful for testers to be part of acceptance criteria meetings, can this cause greater bias when it comes to test? If so, how do you avoid it?


@lgibbs has sketchnotes ready already! woop!


Have you ever noticed bias in yourself and then reacted and did something about it (like pair testing)? I feel sometimes it’s easier for others to notice your bias rather than recognising your own.