High Performance QA is about enabling the path to brilliant code, of doing lessand accomplishing more. High performance occurs when you articulate crisply, think clearly, organise well & execute nimbly. It requires a high performance mindset that is strong, clear, agile and value oriented.
TWELVE interesting and counter intuitive perspectives to High Performance QA , beyond the typical beaten track of process, technology and skills. The perspectives are organised into FOUR themes of LANGUAGE, THINKING, STRUCTURE & DOING.
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A summary of each of these articles is listed below under these FOUR themes.
Theme #1: LANGUAGE – “the EXPRESSION of problem/solution”
High performance communication to exploit power of expression in ’what-we-do’, ‘how-we-do’, ‘how-well-we-have-done’.
(1)High performance thinking using the power of language
Here I outline how various styles of writing, various sentence constructs & sentence types play a key role in the activities we do, as a producer of brilliant code from the QA angle. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(2)Three communication approaches to brilliant clarity
Here I outline three communication approaches of storytelling(descriptive), rules/criteria(prescriptive) and visual that play a key role in activities we do as a producer of brilliant code, from QA angle. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(3) To express well, choose the right medium
Here I explore the role of medium to expressing a thought/idea. A frictionless paper medium is very suited for early stage ideas whilst a strict template/tool is more suited for capturing ideas fully and clearly. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
Theme #2: THINKING – “the THINKING to solution”
High performance thinking is goal focussed, user centric, spatial, approximate, immersive and contextual
(4) Left brain thinking to building great code
In this article I examine how a logical ‘left brained’ thinking plays a key role in the activities we do, as a producer of brilliant code from the QA angle. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(5) It takes right brain thinking to go beyond the left
Here I examine how a creative ‘right brained’ thinking enables us to go beyond what we do with logical thinking to discover new paths or discard potential ineffective paths of application to improve outcomes to deliver brilliant code.CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(6) Ultimate power is in the “empty” middle
In this article I examine the infinite power that we have, which is neither in the left or right brained thinking but in the space of middle, the silence when one is absolutely mindful. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
Theme #3: STRUCTURE- “the STRUCTURE of elements”
High performance structure is about great arrangement, to connect better
(7) The Power of Geometry
In this article I outline how structure(or organisation) of elements plays a key to doing more with less. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(8) The 4W to structuring a problem well
Here I examine how a great arrangement of various elements of system-under-test enables one to see the problem clearly in terms of facts and questions and set the stage for efficient evaluation.CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(9) 10 ways to smartly organise test assets
In this article I examine how organisation of test assets (test scenarios and cases) plays a significant role in the effectiveness and efficiency of testing. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
Theme #4 DOING – “the act of DOING”
High performance execution is about doing less, doing early , staying engaged
(10) Doing less and accomplishing more
Here I analyse as to what it takes to do less and accomplish more by not doing at all, by doing early, by doing what is only necessary and finally delegating the act of doing to tools. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(11) Move rapidly by doing less
In thisarticle I outline how the act of execution can also be speeded up by use of a smart checklist, which provides a significant intellectual leverage to how we do. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
(12) Stay engaged and do brilliantly
In this article I outline how staying engaged by being mindful can significantly enhance session based testing in an ‘immersive’ manner, and introducing “Immersive Session Testing”. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
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