Category Archives: Experience report

G(r)ood testing 24: The need for (agile) test strategies

The test profession seems to be become more technical and more widespread. Teams should do their (automated) Unit and Functional tests. Additionally they need to focus on non-functional tests and integrate their work with that of the other teams. How do we keep … Continue reading

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Free eBook: Agile in the real world, Starting with SCRUM

The end of 2015 is approaching quickly. While we are busy getting everything ready just before the holiday season, for many it’s also a period to start thinking about the coming year. Having the right knowledge and insights enables you … Continue reading

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Continues Cycles in Test Automation (the slides)

Yesterday Ard Kramer and I gave a presentation at the Test Automation Day in Rotterdam. The room was packed and the story told. In the presentation we shared our experience with introducing TA in the organization. Our story does not … Continue reading

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Test Automation Cycle

Today Ard Kramer and I will be talking about the continues cycles in Test Automation. It’s the 4th story in a row, and although the story stands on its own, it builds on from previous experiences that we shared.  The … Continue reading

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Sharing my Agile Implementation experience

During yesterdays Software Quality Conference I shared some of my experiences with implementing Agile. Implementing agile seems a lot like learning to drive. At First, all effort goes into controlling the car. But soon you discover that anticipating the traffic … Continue reading

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SCRUM question: Should we wait for the sprint to finish?

I posted a column on the LinkedIn Pulse. Last week, we had discussions about releasing features during the sprint. When a feature is done, is it OK to release it straight away, or should we wait for the sprint to finish? I got some … Continue reading

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Agile in the real world, a co-production with Bits & Chips Magazine

Success is created by sharing knowledge. Together with Bits & Chips magazine Valori plans to publish an e-book: “Implementing Agile in the real world”. In this new ebook experience stories will take a dominant position. What problems are organizations facing when … Continue reading

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SCRUM battle: a fun way to experience Agile

Begin September we gave the SCRUM Battle at Quby. Quby is a dynamic organization with the ambition to enable people to get grip on their energy consumption. They do so by developing products and services that are smart, easy and … Continue reading

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The 3 phases of Test Automation

This week all subscribers of Bits & Chips magazine received the issue pictured above. For this issue I wrote a column about the 3 phases in Test Automation. The article describes how to deal with the organizational aspects of introducing … Continue reading

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What a day…

Yesterday the Dutch testing conference was held. I spoke with a lot of people, got some new ideas and exchanged experiences. My Colleague Egbert Bouman was nominated for the DTC excellence award and I got to do a nice presentation … Continue reading

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Network testing, the devil is in the combination

Three months ago the Dutch Testnet Association performed a live network test. Members were asked to contribute and bring in topic and test ideas. During the debriefing session participants explained their test results to the owner of the venue (and … Continue reading

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Who can tell me how to test agile?

My latest column in Bits & Chips magazine is my review of the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) training course that I completed last September. I thought the training added a lot of value and can provides a solid answer to the … Continue reading

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techniques used while testing a Mobile app

I look back on a finished test cycle and ask myself the question: What techniques did I use to find and recognize the bugs I found. I wrote and article in professional tester magazine and will be giving a presentation … Continue reading

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