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12 Perspectives to HIGH PERFORMANCE QA from T Ashok

High Performance QA is about enabling the path to brilliant code, of doing less and 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.

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’.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Theme #2: THINKING – “the THINKING to solution”   

High performance thinking is goal focussed, user centric, spatial, approximate, immersive and contextual.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Theme #3: STRUCTURE- “the STRUCTURE of elements”  

High performance structure is about great arrangement, to connect better

The Power of Geometry

In this article I outline how structure(or organisation) of elements plays a key to doing more with less. 
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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.
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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.
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Theme #4 DOING – “the act of DOING” 

High performance execution is about doing less, doing early , staying engaged

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.
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Move rapidly by doing less

In this article 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.
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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”.
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