How RST is Different From “Factory-Style” Testing

This document lays out, in many dimensions, how RST methodology differs from and contradicts the type of testing advocated by the ISTQB, TMAP, and similar systems. In my opinion, which is informed by decades of watching the industry, working in three different testing consultancies, participation in industry standardization efforts, and many hours of debate with other speakers and writers in the field of software testing, is that the ISTQB and its ilk represent the interests of a small group of large consulting companies that want to encourage grossly inefficient and ineffective testing because that is their actual business model.