The Evil Tester Show

The Why Special - do you ask why? How else can you ask questions that get results?

March 22, 2019
"Why?" is an incredibly popular question.
I think it has problems. I try to avoid it when I'm consulting.
In this show we will examine "Why?" and under what circumstances I do use it.
"Why?" is almost a default question because it can take the place of every other question. It is easy to ask. We don't even need to know what answer we want. It's also a very ambiguous question, and when we ask why there is a risk that people try to read into our motivation, and that people might take offence.
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