How can software testers spend more time doing productive testing and waste less effort preparing “useless” project documentation? Whiteboarding techniques enable powerful communication and collaboration without all the paperwork. Whiteboarding allows testers to collaborate with developers, customers and other testers to solve complex problems.
Whiteboards can be used to communicate between testers, developers and customers. Whiteboarded block diagrams can visualize technical risk. Whiteboarded fault models can highlight failure modes. Testers can elicit usage scenarios directly from customers using story boards diagrams. Rob Sabourin shows how simple whiteboarding strategies help testers learn, help testers design tests and help testers estimate their activities.
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