November 2020

Science & Testing

Testing is applied research into software quality using scientific approaches and evidence to help stakeholders make informed decisions

Quality

Defined as value to some person(s), which can include expectations met and positive feelings

Story

Quality is evaluated and communicated as stories of context known as events that contain the who, what, where, when, why and how of value to someone

Loss vs Harm

Risk/threat modelling 1: Problems occur when value isn’t deliver or when additional harm occurs

Capability

Ability to complete tasks in reasonable and expected ways, possibly in multiple different ways (flexibility).

Performance

Ability to complete tasks in reasonable time and with reasonable responsiveness