The Stakeholder Axiom: Testing needs stakeholders

Summary

Identify and engage the people or organisations that will use and benefit from the test evidence we are to provide.

Consequence if ignored or violated

There will be no mandate or any authority for testing. Reports of passes, fails or enquiries have no audience.

Questions

  • Who are they?
  • Whose interests do they represent?
  • What evidence do they want?
  • What do they need it for?
  • When do they want it?
  • In what format?
  • How often?