18 In-Depth Lean Testing Questions for Professionals

What is involved in Lean Testing

Find out what the related areas are that Lean Testing connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Lean Testing thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Lean Testing journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Lean Testing leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Lean Testing related domains to cover and 18 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Lean Testing, Smoke testing, Business model:

Lean Testing Critical Criteria:

Interpolate Lean Testing risks and transcribe Lean Testing as tomorrows backbone for success.

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether Lean Testing goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Lean Testing with what users do day-to-day?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Lean Testing been identified and analyzed?

Smoke testing Critical Criteria:

Facilitate Smoke testing engagements and look in other fields.

– What is the purpose of Lean Testing in relation to the mission?

– Why should we adopt a Lean Testing framework?

– How do we Lead with Lean Testing in Mind?

Business model Critical Criteria:

Do a round table on Business model outcomes and modify and define the unique characteristics of interactive Business model projects.

– How can we create a secure environment to protect our data, especially when new business models like cloud computing and mobility leave us with little control over it?

– Can we add value to the current Lean Testing decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

– How can we take rapid and informed action given the dramatic changes the IoT will make to our traditional business models?

– What applications will first become mainstream and under which business model will they operate?

– How well does the product fit our current and planned business model(s)?

– What potential megatrends could make our business model obsolete?

– How do we keep improving Lean Testing?

– How to Secure Lean Testing?


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Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Lean Testing External links:

Browser extensions | Lean Testing

Use the Lean Testing extension to instantly take screenshots, make annotations and report bugs.

Lean Testing | Simple tools for complex software projects

Smoke testing External links:

rmwd.org/files/PDF/Departments/Wastewater Operations/Smoke Testing.pdf

Sewer Line Smoke Testing – Jetter Depot

Smoke testing for codes P0171 P0174 – YouTube

Business model External links:

OneTitle | business model

Plan to Start – Example of a Business Model

Business Model Canvas Explained – YouTube