As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released.

Are there any thinking/ideation tools, methods/techniques that might help me think better and generate ideas fast?

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  • I can appreciate the problem you're facing, but how would you go about selecting a "correct" answer? I think this is a little too broad/opinion based for this site, unfortunately. – corsiKa Dec 17 '15 at 17:46
  1. I shared this more than once 37 Sources for Test Ideas
  2. Become a Skeptic, it will change your view of the product but also of life

Mindmaps: I love to create a mindmap of what I am going to test, certainly if it is a larger or complex area. Read this question for how to use mindmaps as a testing tool.

For more example mindmaps with testing as subject have a look at: http://www.ministryoftesting.com/resources/mindmaps/

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