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Is Your Testing Strategy Back-to-Front?

How to tell if you’re applying quality backwards.

Sam Hatoum
Aug 14, 2016 · 8 min read
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When test automation is back-to-front

The role of automated testing is to ensure that your intended value is being delivered at the intended quality.

What are Value and Quality?

Value is a benefit, as perceived by the consumer.

Quality is the extent of the potential value realized, as perceived by the consumer.

To only apply quality control at the end of the process is backwards, and here is why:

In other words, most teams skip focusing on quality at the point that it is most important and most cost-effective, and they instead concentrate efforts when it is too late and exponentially more expensive.

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Here are some signs that your team might be putting your quality on back-to-front:

How to apply quality the right way round

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Cheekily lifted from http://www.danceabstract.com/

To summarize

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Pictures are courtesy of my lovely wife, Katy

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Sam Hatoum

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Xolv.io & XSpecs.io Founder. Husband. Father. Experienced in Agile transformations and streamlining product development from concept to live. Love motorcycles

Quality Faster

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Sam Hatoum

Written by

Xolv.io & XSpecs.io Founder. Husband. Father. Experienced in Agile transformations and streamlining product development from concept to live. Love motorcycles

Quality Faster

Articles dedicated to helping teams deliver higher quality, faster.

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