The future is now! Page 120 revisited

Earlier this year the Dutch Test association (TestNet) celebrated its 20th anniversary. Shakers and movers from the dutch test profession contributed with various sessions and workshops. One of the workshops was a follow up on the the book “set your course, future and trends in testing” (In Dutch: bepaal je koers, toekomst en trends in testing)

In this workshop Andreas PrinsHans van Loenhoud and Ard Kramer and I investigated what has changed in the 5 years since the book was published. The book made firm predictions on where the test profession would be heading and what testers would be doing in 10 years time.  The legendary page 120 shows a transition table from old testing roles to new roles that testers can perform. During this wisdom of the crowd workshop we revisited the role transition table, and made a 2017 update of p120.


Ard and I shared the results of the workshop in an article that recently has been published on the Testnet News Magazine. You can read it here: Rollen for testers-p120 herschreven

The article is in Dutch. If you speak english and want to learn more about this topic, visit my session at the Agile testing Days that will be held in Potsdam on 14 November.

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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