Whilst following the tweets from Agile Testing Days using the hashtag #agiletd I came across the following quote made by Sami Söderblom - http://theadventuresofaspacemonkey.blogspot.co.uk/ during his presentation of 'Flying Under the Radar'
"you should remove 'expected results' and 'steps' from test cases"
Others attending the presentation tweeted similar phrases.
Pascal Dufour @Pascal_Dufour#agiletd @pr0mille remove expected result in testcases. Now you have to investigate to get the expected result.
Anna Royzman @QA_nnaRemove Expected Result from 'test case' - to start thinking @pr0mille #agiletd
Dan Ashby @DanAshby04"you should remove 'expected results' and 'steps' from test cases" - by @pr0mille at #AgileTD - couldn't agree more!!!
Pawel Brodzinski @pawelbrodzinskiRemoving the expected result thus safety net from the equation enables creativity. Ppl won't look for compliancy anymore. @pr0mille #agiletdThis was a WOW moment for myself, I have struggled sometimes to get people to adopt exploratory testing with people struggling to create charters and making them flexible enough. It may not be an ideal solution but for me it is way in to teams that may be deeply entrenched in test cases and test scripts.
Thanks Sami - another creative idea that I most certainly will put into use.