Testing is interesting as it is unbounded. Customer expectations constantly expand, overall development effort/time is expected to shrink and quality constantly increase!
This requires good problem analysis and solution synthesis skills. At the HSTC 2013: “Think Testing” Conference held on Nov 21/22 at Hyderabad, T Ashok presented a talk that outlines an interesting thinking approach where analysis is done via “structured description” and solution synthesized via “prescription formulation”. Applications of this approach in test base lining, strategy formulation, test design, intelligent reporting is discussed in the presentation below: