Is it stupid to ask what might seem like a “stupid” question? In the context I describe in this talk, it is not only wise but important to do. Testers are question-askers, and the art of asking “stupid” questions is an under-rated but useful skill. If you don’t understand something or see a problem, asking a question is the best way to communicate your concern. If no one asks, then misunderstandings, ambiguities and errors are preserved, and a disaster which could be prevented is now more likely. But ask in the right way, with respect and kindness.
- know when asking a “stupid” question is very wise
- understand how best to communicate your concern(s)