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Holidays, Hats and Gifts

Season greetings Testuff community, We have a holiday gift for you! Over the past several months, we’ve explored a radical approach to software quality assurance – one that uses lateral thinking to make testing more successful and creative. Those insights are covered in our 6-part series (published on our blog, from [...]

2019-05-19T09:02:31+00:00December 7th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, General|0 Comments

The 6 Thinking Hats of Software Quality Assurance Testing

When Edward de Bono published 6 Thinking Hats in 1985, he was speaking primarily to the business community. Over the past 3 decades, however, de Bono's revolutionary approach to project management has spilled into countless other disciplines - including software testing. We’ve spent the last several months outlining the importance of de Bono’s approach [...]

2019-05-19T09:02:32+00:00October 6th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, Testing|3 Comments

It Actually IS Easy Being Green – at Least in Software Testing

Effective software testing is more than just an art or science. The successful tester must call on a range of disciplines to develop quality products. This success becomes amplified when all team members wear different hats and assume various responsibilities – at least according to Edward de Bono, author of the 1985 classic, Six Thinking [...]

2019-05-19T09:02:32+00:00September 7th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Can Software Testing Ever Be an Emotional Experience?

Of course software testing can become emotional. Who among us hasn't gotten frustrated by a particularly stubborn fix – or felt the elation of finally finishing a difficult project? However, these experiences are usually unpredictable. We become overwhelmed and caught off guard by our emotions. But according to Edward de Bono, there are times when [...]

2019-05-19T09:02:33+00:00June 10th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, Testing|0 Comments

White Hat Thinking: the Most Important Software Testing Tool of All

In last month's article, we explored an innovative approach to project management – one in which teams could improve their chances of success by adopting 6 complementary "lateral thinking" styles throughout the development process. The concept was first introduced by Edward de Bono in his 1985 landmark book, Six Thinking Hats. And in the [...]

2019-05-19T09:02:33+00:00May 18th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Why Software Testers Wear Many Hats

In 1985, Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono (yes – his real name) introduced a lateral thinking concept in his landmark book, Six Thinking Hats. According to this new philosophy, it is possible to fuse the best components of many different cognitive styles to achieve optimal results in project management. These 6 color-coded Hats include: [...]

2019-05-19T09:02:34+00:00April 30th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, Testing|0 Comments