Many think testers have the power to declare something as a bug. This normally goes without saying. How about the inverse?
Should testers be given the power to declare something is NOT a bug?
Well…no, IMO. That sounds dangerous because what if the tester is wrong? I think many will agree with me. Michael Bolton asked the above question in response to a commenter on this post. It really gave me pause.
For me, it means maybe testers should not be given the power to run around declaring things as bugs either. They should instead raise the possibility that something may be a problem. Then I suppose they could raise the possibility something may not be a problem.