I was browsing online deciding on whether or not to upgrade from the Fitbit Ultra to the Fitibit Flex, when it dawned on me. The very first product review is very rarely shared with the public. This review comes from a test report that is used as a deciding factor onto whether or not a product is ready for the general public.
Even though QA is primarily focused on quality, they can become extremely successful when they understand the market for their product. Traditional QA tends to look at defects and whether or not the application matches the requirements. In this ever competing market for product success and market success, QA should start becoming subject matter experts.
To further explore this topic, I will "review" the Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone Up in what I will dub the "Park Hopper Test" cycle. For this cycle, I will walk through the process of developing a simple test strategy and how it can be turned into a review.