Testing with Limited, Vague, and Missing Requirements

Lloyd Roden, Lloyd Roden Consultancy

Requirements are essential for the success of projects―or are they? As testers, we often demand concrete requirements, specified and documented in minute detail. However, does the business really know what they want early in the project? Can they actually produce such a document? Is it acceptable to test with limited or vague requirements? Lloyd Roden challenges your most basic beliefs, explaining how detailed requirements can damage and hinder the progress of testing. Lloyd provides example applications that have no requirements, vague requirements, evolving requirements, complex requirements, and detailed requirements. You will assess and test each of these examples in turn and will establish what is the best approach in these situations and for what reasons. Learn how to question applications and provide feedback on their quality using your experience and appropriate techniques regardless of the level of detail provided in the requirements.

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