I have been working with my idol and mentor in the last a few weeks about the mindset discussion.
During the process, we talked about if it is changing as testers learned more and practiced more and “matured” more. We talked about how the mindset may change from “break” to “assist”. We also talked about if it is more of expanding of the mindset like onions instead of being linear change.
We tried to see if there is something or one thing unique about testers mindset. We found we don’t agree all a lot of things, and the different schools of software testing surfaced up in our discussion. It’s getting very interesting…
We keep digging until we realized we may be in a rabbit hole. Then, we paused and revisit our original intent.
We thought… (From a tester perspective)
Developer is with a build mindset when approaching ideas, features, user stories, implementations, maintenance etc.
Tester is holding the critique perspective from ideas through into the production. Possibly we believe in whatever we have at the moment can be better.
At the end, I was laughing myself with this finding as it is not very surprising. We are kind of finished at where we started but I enjoy the process of finding it.
Do you agree with this finding?