Secrets for breaking a product in five minutes!

  1. Try to do what it is supposed to do
  2. Verify that Help matches functionality
  3. Let it run for quite some time, and look at resource utilization
  4. Play around with core functionality for five minutes
  5. Ask someone else for their first impression
  6. Perform any simple scenario as fast as possible
  7. Use keyboard-only for a while
  8. Have a look at all installed files
  9. Get rid of all traces of software (Uninstall)
  10. Run on a radically different platform, preferably an Error-Prone Machine
  11. Use credibly dirty data
  12. Provoke a bunch of failures
  13. Be a user that want to destroy for others
  14. Compare with common behavior for the environment
  15. Review About dialog information
  16. Is it at least as good as a comparable product?

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