I get grey hairs with Lean enthusiasts, or better yet extremists. I'm concerned about their obsession to see "waste" everywhere and remove it, "waste" being any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer. Quite often these people target testing activities too. By over-simplifying these activities Lean extremists justify the elimination of them.
Usually they do a half-ass job. So I, or actually Michael Bolton has created a test management process for these poor people.
Everything started from the Twitter discussion between me and Michael a while back:
Michael gave me an elegant answer, which I formed into a flowchart:
So, there are basically three paths to three different conclusions:
- You have reached a fallible confidence that you know enough about the product.
- You understand that you must test more.
- You are insane.
Simple, elegant and lean as hell. Peace out!