The 24th Testing Retreat was Awesome

The Testing Retreat is an international peer conference that aims to discuss relevant test topics and inspire its participants. During this 24th edition we had 13 participants from the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Poland, Denmark and even the USA. During normal conferences there is mostly little time to have the in-dept sessions of the kind that the retreat hosts. This weekend we gathered in Friesland to discuss:

  • The role of the tester in Agile development
  • Scaling agile and the the place of the test manager
  • Feedback driven testing
  • DevOps and Testing
  • Test automation research
  • Metamorphic testing in non determinant systems
  • Updating the 2012 Mapa Testi

During the breaks dinner and time-of moments we discussed a lot of different topics as well. It was a very nice, inspiring weekend, that I trust enables participant to improve their value as test professional and to see developments in right perspective. I am already looking forward for next year’s edition, which will be the 25th edition.

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, operational test management and agile implementations. He is a well known name in the international testing community and participates in the organization of various test events. He is an enthusiastic keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. With his presentations he likes to inspire people and help the community to improve the test profession. He regularly publishes articles and Columns for leading magazines and is an experienced trainer and workshop/ serious game facilitator. The training sessions vary from the standard introduction into Agile and Software Testing to custom made workshops that tune in on specific needs of the client. 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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