Six hats for software testers - Blue

This tip comes from Julian Harty, and is based on the work of Edward de Bono. Julian uses the metaphor of six thinking hat to provide six different and distinct viewpoints for software testers. When you wear your blue hat, you focus on control and organization. You focus on what you've learned about the problem and think about what the next steps might be. You reflect on your process and progress.

Blue represents the blue sky above, and helps to provide an overview. With the blue hat we:
• Think about our thinking
• Define the purpose e.g. of a meeting or a task
• Controls the use of other hats
• Gather the outcome, at the end of the meeting
• Set out the next steps


You can see Julian present the topic at STARWEST here.
HeuristicsMichael Kelly