How I Used “My Mindset Toolkit” To Develop A Tester’s Mindset – Track Session – R09 – Selected Video

How I Used “My Mindset Toolkit” To Develop A Tester’s Mindset w. Vivien Ibironke Ibiyemi, House of Test (SE)


Quite a lot of testers miss out on the required mindset for testing. Sometimes it seems that quality consciousness is missing. Little wonder why some testers only find obvious bugs and why quality is far-fetched from the device under test (DUT) despite the presence of testers on the project.

In this presentation I hope to present to you a set of tools that has helped me during my personal journey as a tester. These tools have helped me grow in my reasoning about the challenges I’m faced with on my daily task. My way of reasoning evolved into a set of tools that I refer to as “Mindset Tools”.

While I reflected on my daily task and how to keep growing, I discovered that different task, required different lenses viewed at different angles with different mindsets hence to effectively test I need to tweak my mindset for different task. To achieve this, I need to keep my mindset flexible when I test.

To keep my mindset flexible and help me look at things from different angles, I try to put a label on the mindset approaches that I find useful and I call it ”Mindset Toolkit” I will talk about how my “Mindset Toolkit” has helped me grow from a tester that finds obvious bugs to a tester that finds important bugs.

I will give examples of different mindset tools and how I have used them to become a better tester.

A few of these Mindset Tools are:

  • User Mindset Tool
  • Already Tested Mindset Tool
  • Confidence Mindset Tool
  • Trust Mindset Tool
  • Courage Mindset Tool
  • Communicator Mindset Tool
  • Lazy Tester’s Mindset Tool
  • Analytical Mindset Tool
  • Bug Finder Mindset Tool
  • Curiosity Mindset Tool
  • Bug Conviction Mindset Tool
  • Business Mindset Tool
  • Dog Style Mindset Tool
  • Cat Style Mindset Tool.


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