How did you study when young? Ever prepared a time-table? Planned to study during early morning hours or late in the night? Researched about and collected the required books? Decided your approach to understand it or just mug it up? Focused on the main chapters which would yield maximum marks? What if you didn’t plan anything? Yeah! Chaos. You wouldn’t be here reading this in that case…That’s the importance of planning, in every sphere of life & software delivery too.
Once upon a time we had a finicky client manager with no understanding of testing logic. He just wanted us [a team of 4] to execute thousands of test cases in a week, that too maintaining quality. Is it possible in any real-world? No, right? There was a tiff between the Test Manager and Client Manager and that’s when I got the real-time exposure to Risk-based Testing, a win-win idea!