Solverboard uses several processes in all three phases of the testing lifecycle. Here are some of the key ones:
Hypothesis – using the following meta-language “We believe that… For… will achieve… we’ll measure this by…” Solverboard helps you construct a simple to understand, guiding hypothesis statement.
Assumptions – Assumptions are used to breakdown the hypothesis into more detailed parts and at a level that can be readily tested. Solverboard allows you to categorise and prioritise your assumptions.
Learning – The purpose of testing is to learn. Capturing and sharing lessons learned to refine the opportunity, support decision making, and helping future tests or projects is a key component of Solverboard Tests and the wider platform.
Develop the Initial Business Case, Manage the Benefits – Testing will help create and refine the vision of what this opportunity could deliver. Tests enable you to define your business model, describe benefits, and create an initial business case. Assess the investment appraisal feeding ROI (Return on Investment) and NPV (Net Present Value) into the portfolio analyser.
Graduation – Should testing, and your subsequent validation, prove the opportunity as a credible option then you can advance on via graduation where an opportunity can become an Option in your backlog ready to invest in when time and resources allow or launch immediately as a Project.