Minimal Essential Testing Strategy or METS is a Quality Assurance, testing methodology. METS is built upon the principal that tests can be prioritized from Critical to High, Medium and Low. This prioritization provides great flexibility to reduce as much risk as possible with the timeframe given. METS is an essential testing strategy utilized by many QA organization and recognized by the American Software Testing Qualification Board (ASTQB) as an effective testing strategy.

The best way to get started in using METS is to watch the METS Presentation followed by downloading the worksheets. You can have an initial METS document built very rapidly and add to it on an ongoing basis.

METS is a living test strategy as you will learn from the presentation and can be a great tool for new QA organization just getting started and an excellent complement to mature testing organization to guide exploratory testing.

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