Category Archives: Test management

Do’s and don’ts for the test manager – a testnet workshop

One of the two workshops I gave at the Testnet sprint event was a collaboration with Jan Jaap Cannegieter. The purpose of the workshop that we gave was to collectively rethink the value that a test manager has (or can … 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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The testmanager as strategic quality advisor

In my latest article (published in the November Issue of Bits & Chips magazine) I write about the test challenges that we have in multi-team Agile projects. Testing in these projects is responsibility of the development teams, of course. But, … … Continue reading

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G(r)ood testing 13: The Context is Us

Test Process improvements are driven by the context. In our search for the optimal test approach, we assess the systems, the development methodology or the risks that we cover. However, there is a much bigger factor that we often overlook. … Continue reading

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G(r)ood Testing 10: User Centered Risk based Test Stories

My last column for 2014 is on user centered risk based test stories (yes, it’s quite a mouthful). It is a follow-up on last months column. This one discussed an alternative way of creating an effective test strategy. You can read … Continue reading

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CDMA: Liander’s private wireless network

Currently I am working for the KPN (Dutch Telecom) on Liander’s CDMA project.  Liander is a large energy provider in the Netherlands, who has taken a lead in creating a SMART grid. A dedicated mobile network is being build. It’s … Continue reading

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The Role of the Test Manager – It depends

My new column in the series “G(r)ood testing” is online now on the EuroSTAR community pages. It deals with the role of the test manager. I made a small video trailer to go along with the publication, so you know … Continue reading

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Progress reporting with the Subway Map

Progress reporting can be cumbersome. You want to get your message across and provide detailed information, but long tables and lists do not appeal to the reader. Subway maps have been developed to give insight in progress, bottlenecks and dependencies. … Continue reading

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My impression on the QA & Testing conference

17-18-19 Oktober, Bilbao hosted the 11th edition of the QA & Testing Conference on Embedded Systems. In this video I share my impression of the event. More info: http://www.qatest.org

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Proud to be a part of it…

Electromind is organising the agile testing fortnight in september this year. The agile testing fortnight is a “hands-on” training programme that provides practical advice and helpful hints to align your testing with the fast pace of software development. It provides … Continue reading

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UTest 1

I subscribed to UTest. Crowd-sourcing is a nice way of sourcing your test projects. If I want to subscribe it in my test strategies I might as well get acquainted with the concept. I finished my entry-exam which is an … Continue reading

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Testers deliver a visible contribution to the organisation

Yesterday I gave a training together with Guido Dulos for Menzis. With the training we aimed to improve visibility of the test team. it was a nice event, also for us as trainers. Due to the high interactivity of the … Continue reading

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ITSMF Quarterly Review

I wrote a new article for the ITSMF Quarterly Review. The article is in dutch and the translated tittle would be something like: “In a dialog we learn what drives and worries our manager and stakeholders”. The article gives three … Continue reading

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