I had a great learning experience last night. Those of you who were at the European Weekend Testers session or who have read my write-up of the session (here) will know that I attempted a technique called Transpection which I had read about previously at http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/62.
I was not very happy with my attempt: it just did not feel right. One of the great things about Weekend Testing sessions is that you can try new things in an environment where it does not really matter and everything becomes part of the learning process.
I decided to solicit the help and advice of James Bach to see where I went wrong and understand what I should have been doing so contacted him on Skype. He readily agreed to help me and demonstrate Transpection for me. I am publishing the full transcript of that Skype session (see link above) at James’ suggestion because we think it will be of help to other testers.
I have only lightly edited the transcript to put some of the statements into paragraphs to aid readability but the content is all there for you to see. You will see my own learning process through this and hopefully, for those that want to know more about the technique, understand this really useful aid better. You will even see where I mistakenly thought James was trying to bring proceedings to a close!
I would like to thank James for his time yesterday evening and for supporting me in this quest.
Feel free to make comments or ask me any questions…