The theme of the DEWT3 peer conference (april 2013) was systems thinking. At this conference I shared an experience in which I presented the diagram below. This diagram is a visual representation of a lighting system for car parkings and its ecosystem.
At Let’s Test 2013 (may 2013), I showed Michael Bolton this diagram and I asked him to help me find a name for it. Michael suggested project ecosystem and project ecology to describe this model but I’d like to call it a Product Ecology for Testers because the focus of the diagram is on the products (solution) and the product’s context.
The concept of a Product Ecology for Testers requires a description about what it is and what it is not, including examples. At this moment however, the concept of a Product Ecology for Testers is in an exploratory phase. After having a Skype session with James Bach about the diagram, he suggested to me to write a report for the purpose of explaining to others who might be interested in this way of analyzing a product what this diagram shows.
The report is available here: An Example of a Product Ecology for Testers