Wednesday, 2 October 2013
To test in Production, or not...
Test or verification in production? This discussion emerge from time to time, usually following the statement “We will verify in production!”
I came across this example of test in production on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URJmiAPNMmg
It is Matt Davis from Armor Express testing a bullet proof vest while wearing it. I sincerely hope that this is not real a test, but rather a demonstration of a well-tested product…
I really enjoy atsay714's comment: "This is a test of his balls, not his vest." From at QA and test perspective this comment really nails the concept of test in production. It is a test of the guts of the system owner, as HUGE risk is accepted while doing the testing in production.
Remember to tell your stakeholders what kind of risk they accept if they accept to exercise test in production.