It’s so helpful, particularly when planning some exploratory testing or if my brain just gets stuck mid-test. Pretty much every time I’ll see a word that triggers at least one test idea. My test efforts were saved again!
So when @richard_club asked if I’d be up for revisiting the cheat sheet to create an updated version I jumped at the opportunity! And Elisabeth has kindly endorsed this exercise.
Here’s the plan:
- Review the existing cheat sheet
- Work with our community to explore adding new and useful (or missing) heuristics
- Get sign off from Elisabeth
- Design and publish a MoT branded version to share with the world
- Profit /s
Would you mind taking a look at the following Google Doc? I’ve moved the existing version into a Google Doc to help consume the information in a different way. Plus I’ve added some useful heuristics that don’t exist in the original. You can see them in the “Ideas for inclusion in an updated version of a Test Heuristic Cheat Sheet” section towards the end of the document.
- What do you think?
- What’s missing?
- What would you add?
- What heuristic/s have you created that you’d like to add?
- How might you group the information on a new cheat sheet?
- What else might we consider to create a new version that is at least as useful as the original, that takes it to the next level for years to come?
Thanks for your thoughts, ideas, and help!