What is a Team Test strategy?
A Team Test Strategy frames and informs a team's testing. It provides clarity on the scope and types of testing to be performed. The scope of a test team strategy can include design and infrastructure considerations.
Benefits of Team-Based Test Strategies
It can be very rewarding for teams to develop testing strategies. The diversity of roles brings a more rounded scope, especially if designers and product owners are in the workshop. New ways to make testing more efficient are discovered. In my experience, my greatest source of learning comes from software developers bringing innovative solutions to the table.
Teams learn the subtleties and considerations required to test a feature. As a result, they can begin to better estimate testing time. Any coach will tell you that success is better achieved if teams have a say in the outcomes. A team-facilitated test strategy does this by holding a test strategy workshop.
Who owns the test strategy?
In the Quality Assistance model, where quality coaches assist teams in software testing and quality, the team is the custodian of the software test strategy.
The ultimate goal is for the team to dictate the software test strategy.
This online remote-first workshop provides a systematic approach to developing a team test strategy for an epic or large feature. It provides a team with a framework to consider all the factors that impact testing.