Category Archives: EuroSTAR

The Little Book of Testing Wisdom

The EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference proudly celebrates 25 years of software testing conferences this year and to commemorate this achievement, we’re compiling a limited edition pocketbook which will be gifted as a memento for conference attendees attending our jubilee celebration … Continue reading

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Webinar Agile Test Strategies

Yesterday I gave a webinar for EuroSTAR conferences. In this webinar I state that while many organisations are reducing their test managers and Test Competence Centres, testing is on the rebound. Quality is embedded in development and testing is responsibility … Continue reading

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Successful testing in waterfall projects? Agile goes undercover

Agile goes undercover on the EuroSTAR community pages. [image: www.reverbnation.com] With Eric van de Mark, I was having a discussion on how we can improve testing when we are working in a traditional waterfall context. Often we can benefit a lot from … Continue reading

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[Webinar] Survival Techniques for Testers: Beyond the T-shaped Tester

The T-shaped tester (Rob Lambert, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory) combines need for general knowledge with advanced test skills to be successful. But testing is a versatile profession and demands are growing. Time to go beyond the T-shape and introduce the … Continue reading

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Survival techniques for testers, beyond the T-shape tester (part 2)

Last Wednesday (11 May) I gave a tutorial workshop at the testnet spring event. This was the similar workshop that Jan Jaap Cannegieter (see this earlier post for the results of this workshop) and I gave for the EuroSTAR conference last … Continue reading

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Do not become a bottleneck for the agile project

Last November, during the EuroSTAR conference, I was asked to give a soapbox speech in the grand hall. During this “lightning strikes the keynotes” session I stated that if we testers don’t make haste with our test improvements we’ll become the … Continue reading

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Survival techniques for testers, beyond the T-shape tester

Tuesday 3 November Jan Jaap Cannegieter and I gave a tutorial workshop at the EuroSTAR conference. In this wisdom of the crowd session we searched for and defined our future. Main question throughout the workshop was: How do we survive … Continue reading

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SCRUM and the time-to-market

I get many questions about the effectiveness of SCRUM. “To what extend does an organization benefit from SCRUM?”, they ask me, “What are arguments for or against the adoption of it?” Good questions.Check out the latest edition of G(r)ood Testing. … Continue reading

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Move beyond the T-shape

Rob Lambert, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory worked on a great model called the T-shaped tester. Where the horizontal stands for our generic skills and competences. The vertical in the T describes our specialism. In my previous column – G(r)ood testing 16 – … Continue reading

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How good are your collaboration skills?

I often encounter discussions on testers competences. One, who believes testing is an easy job, should try a search on the Internet. He’d be surprised how many competences are associated with good testing. Being a tester, what skills should you focus … Continue reading

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Survival techniques for Testers- EuroSTAR tutorial

The EuroSTAR conference program is published. The 23rd edition of EuroSTAR will be held in Maastricht, late 2015, and promises to become a great event. I am proud to announce that I signed up with Jan Jaap Cannegieter (SYSQA) to … Continue reading

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Where do testers spend their time?

On the EuroSTAR testhuddle I found a blog by Chantal called “Why Software Testers Can’t test.” In this blog she asks the reader what we think testers love doing the most. “The answer”, she states, “might surprise non-testers out there. The answer … Continue reading

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G(r)ood Testing 12: knowledge of plane crashes can help to prevent IT disasters

In my new column is a follow-up on the G(r)ood Testing 11- Explosive software – when risks do count. In this 12th edition of G(r)ood testing I talk about the lessons that we can learn from space and air disasters: Unlike in the average software … Continue reading

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Combining errors into disaster scenario’s?

In my new column is a follow-up on the G(r)ood Testing 11- Explosive software – when risks do count. In the 12th edition I like to talk about the lesson we learn from space and air disasters: Should we combine errors … Continue reading

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G(r)ood testing- the full list

I noticed some of the links were broken in publications section, EuroSTAR has moved some of the G(r)ood testing columns to a new place. I have updated the links, so you can acces them again. While I am at it, … Continue reading

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