"Hi Michael, good question.
Notice that the problem you mention can happen when "following some loosely defined tasks" or when properly testing, or even when following a script.
Not every note can be translated into a bug report, many of…"
"Chas, the strategy is as unique as your team and company is, so keep in mind that a template will do little to help you.
One pitfall to avoid when writing a strategy is to use pompous empty words unnecessarily. Because it is called a…"
"> When I sit down with an blank excel spread sheet and about to conduct my exploration testing, is it suggested that I should have no plan, or should I have an outline (which I use) to test with?
Dayle, it may depend on what you plan to find. If…"
"I doubt anyone can tests functions without the use of technique.
I doubt too that anyone can use techniques while testing without considering the function(s) involved.
So the dichotomy makes no sense in my view."
Take a look at http://www.whatistesting.com/qpatterns.htm , from what I understand from your posts there are many common points between the two ideas.
The idea of QPatterns is a collection of questions (tests) applied…"
"Pryiank, hanging around this club is a pretty good way to start keeping up-to-date: you have discussions, a huge blogroll, invitation to events...
To that, you can add Twitter if you like a stream of information overloading :).
India has many…"
Well, a self sufficient person could also read the other responses and use them as additional learning aids :).
Your question is very interesting, James.
One thing I recommend is that you use your experience of these past…"
When I wrote "hard to parse", I didn't mean parsing with a computer. I meant "human parsing", which on its turn means the hability to looking at the document (or pile of documents) and making sense of…"
"I find that the good fit of the notes taken are of paramount importance, and all the points you mention seems to confirm that finding a good notes format is what is needed for your context.
Steven, you should expect variation in the type of notes,…"
"Steven, I like the SBTM format, and have seen success working with other people on it.
Of course I like my own tool, but I would suggest you to have a look at Rapid Reporter (http://testing.gershon.info/reporter/) as it turns out it fits many…"
"Sonali, can you tell us a bit about what you did in these years, and how?
Not only someone will be able to help you with the organization of these ideas... but it may turn out that you'll only need to copy and paste what you write here into the…"
"Gemma, why don't you get (more) advice from your boss?
I am not acquainted with these metrics or the work with search engines (so on that regard the most I can do is google for you, not useful)...
But I think that before you…"