SmartQA digest #29


"Mission of SmartQA" Explore various dimensions of smartness to leapfrog into the new age of software development, to accomplish more with less by exploiting intellect with technology. Showcase intelligence in testing, mystery of exploration, craftsmanship of act, skillful tooling and the joy of perfection.
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QANSCIOUS”. A mindset that is the result of deep thinking to do less and accomplish more, to pre-empt than just detect. Beyond process and tools but exploiting technology smartly.

A beautiful compendium of TEN articles published by T Ashok. 

“Blend your left and right” – It is not just about using the logical left brain or the creative right , it is about a harmonious combination of logical/scientific left brained thinking with the creative right that makes testing super effective and super efficient.” 

… excerpt from “50 Tips to Smart QA” in the book


Great clarity is a result of good understanding. Good understanding is not about knowing everything in detail, it is about just knowing what is required and learning to discard what is not necessary or deferring to a later stage. It occurs when you are actively questioning with an agile mind, not passively absorbing and getting weighed down.


Sketchnotes are purposeful doodling while listening to something interesting, a creative way of note taking. Using images, text and diagrams, these notes take advantage of the “visual thinker” mind’s penchant for make sense of—and understanding—information with pictures.

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In his talk “The power of listening” at TEDxSanDiego, William Ury  promises that if we all just listen a little bit more, we can transform any relationship.


Vivek Mathur thinks understanding the Business context, acting as the voice of the customer are not reproducible by AI and will never be. 

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