The following are a few resources I use and recommend others use as well. Some of these are guides, lists or tools.

Bug Reporting Cheat Sheet

The report writer’s job is to describe the bug in a way that helps get it fixed. No one wants to read a bug report that doesn’t make sense, requires too much work to understand or is offensive. This document lays out some advice to help improve that process.


The following are some mindmaps I use regularly. Feel free to use them as a template and make your own changes:

  • Heuristic Test Strategy Model [xmind]
  • Test Techniques Taxonomy [xmind]
  • Parts of the Testing Process [xmind]

Templates for Test Design

Test Idea Catalogs

Test Idea Catalogs are a list of related items that are effective at finding information (or bugs) that are efficient to use. Here is a hopefully useful list of public ones:

Useful Websites