As a test professional, I live by two mantras most of you know.
“Gathering information in order to make an informative decision”
which is a quote from Jerrie Weinberg and
“Questioning the product in order to evaluate it”
which is a quote from James Bach.
Sometimes, I mispronounce the qoute of James by saying “Questioning the product in order to learn from it”. Am I wrong? I don’t think so.
In the beginning of our exploration of the product, we don’t know that much of it. We can ask our questions to the product by interacting with it. We observe its responses. See what it is doing. We are learning by questioning the product. With this information we have gathered, we create new questions. We keep going on like that. We become familiar with the product in such a way that we are knowledgeable enough that we can ask questions to the product in order to evaluate it.
To come to a conclusion, is that I add a few words to the quote of James Bach.
“Questioning the product in order to learn from it, to evaluate it”