What is involved in Lean Testing

Find out what the related areas are that Lean Testing connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Lean Testing thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Lean Testing journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Lean Testing leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Lean Testing related domains to cover and 16 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Lean Testing, Smoke testing, Business model:

Lean Testing Critical Criteria:

Scan Lean Testing planning and handle a jump-start course to Lean Testing.

– Will Lean Testing have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Lean Testing?

– Is the scope of Lean Testing defined?

Smoke testing Critical Criteria:

Adapt Smoke testing governance and look at the big picture.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Lean Testing into the services that we provide?

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Lean Testing delivery for example is new software needed?

Business model Critical Criteria:

Learn from Business model quality and describe the risks of Business model sustainability.

– How can we create a secure environment to protect our data, especially when new business models like cloud computing and mobility leave us with little control over it?

– How can we take rapid and informed action given the dramatic changes the IoT will make to our traditional business models?

– What applications will first become mainstream and under which business model will they operate?

– How do mission and objectives affect the Lean Testing processes of our organization?

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Lean Testing forward?

– How well does the product fit our current and planned business model(s)?

– What potential megatrends could make our business model obsolete?

– What about Lean Testing Analysis of results?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Lean Testing Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | theartofservice.com

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Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Lean Testing External links:

Lean Testing | Simple tools for complex software projects

Free test case management | Lean Testing

Our team / Lean Testing

Smoke testing External links:

What is Smoke Testing? – Definition from Techopedia

Sewer Smoke Testing Contractor – Sewer Gas/Odor …

Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing | www.charlescountymd.gov

Business model External links:

Business Model Canvas Explained – YouTube

Blazar Capital | Unique business model, combining …

OneTitle | business model

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