Historically at our company the chosen past by our prodecessors has been to take screen shots of every step of a test in a test script, even if no bug has been found.
We are no moving from a waterfall method to interative development cycles.
Over the last 6 months we have been trialing, using rapid test design using mindmaps and not taking screen shots, instead stating that the test cases in the mindmaps and the mangement spreadsheets are evidence that the test has been thought of and then executed.
It's our belief that taking screenshots does not prove anything and actually uses valuable testing time. However there is some resistance with people believing the mind map or similar processes do not give them sufficent coverage if questioned at a later date about that test.
I would be interesting in hearing what everyones thoughts and opinions are, specifically relating to the following questions. Either way it has been ruled out that we will purchase recording tools.
1) Do you take screen shots to prove a script has been executed or just when a bug is found?
2) Have you found not taking screen shots to evidence a test, has caused any confrontation or issues? 3) Have your found any disadvantages using rapid test case design and mindmpas for test analysis?
Please can you state whether you work for a Transnational, national, regional or startup company. We are Small National company and would like to hear from everyone, but need take a balance view as to what we can achieve and not achieve.
thankyou for taking the time to read this.