Background: This is important in general for any testing but I think this is particularly more important in agile when a critical feature is on the line which needs to be released early for various business reasons. Coming up with important bugs early in the test process is then a vital and very practical approach to add value as a tester in the team.
As a professional tester what approach/techniques do you personally keep in your arsenal
to find important(business critical) bugs faster and early in the testing?
Note: Please answer this NOT based on opinion but based on facts per your actual experience working as a tester in actual projects in agile.
Basically please mention what actually worked for you!