Six hats for software testers - Green

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 green hat, you focus on creative thinking. Can you come up with a creative approach and what fresh new ideas do you have?

Green represents fertility, new growth. With the green hat we seek new ideas, alternatives, and fresh inputs. We may use lateral thinking (another term coined by Edward De Bono) to gain fresh insights to a current issue or problem. When wearing the green hat we may use brainstorming to come up with new ideas. These ideas should not be criticized when wearing the green hat.

You can see Julian present the topic at STARWEST here.