Asking Questions as a tester – Analysis Paralysis

Well I was mentally thinking about my Batman article and in true fashion – I failed at the first hurdle. Let’s look at a quick glance why.

The question was ‘Would Batman make a good Software Tester’.

If as testers, we are supposed to ask questions, then surely the first question should be, ‘Which Batman are we talking about?’ We could be talking about:

  • Adam West
  • Michael Keaton
  • Val Kilmer
  • George “Nipples Batman’ Clooney
  • Christian Bale

That’s just the movie batman, if you count the comics, you have numerous versions including Dick Grayson as Batman in the future. If we delve into his relationships with other characters as mentioned in the previous post, you could think about the different Catwomen (Halle Berry, Michelle Pffifer, the new look catwoman).

As you can see, you can go down the rabbit hole of questioning to the point of analysis paralysis and no testing has been done, the question is ‘When do you stop?’


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