Category Archives: Testing

Tutorial on the Agile Testing Days – a brief introduction

I am really looking forward to host a tutorial on the Agile Testing Days this year. I will do this together with Jan Jaap Cannegieter, and with you. I you decide to participate. In order to persuade you to join … Continue reading

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Next gen testers don’t know waterfall

Next gen testers don’t know waterfall is the title of the new blog by Federico Toledo. Is that a bad thing you might ask. In his blog Federico takes a statement that I made during the TestingUy conference and adds his own … Continue reading

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The 2018 State of Testing Report is out!

This year’s State of Testing survey has been the most successful yet, with roughly 1,500 responses from QA professionals, from over 80 countries worldwide. Here are some questions this report attempts to answer: How much do your testing peers earn around the … Continue reading

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Anniversary: 7 years on this blog

7 years ago I started this wordpress site. My first post was a test post reading: Hello world! Posted on May 24, 2011by derkjandegrood Welcome to my wordpress pages. Here you can find news about articles that I have published, books that … Continue reading

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There is still need for test management in Agile but it is done differently

Jeffery Payne wrote a nice blog on agile test management. In this blog he states that agile opens up a lot of career opportunities as the test manager roles becomes more strategic in agile context. “Unfortunately, many test managers try to … Continue reading

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eBook: Testing and Quality in SAFe

In this new 4000 word free eBook Mette Bruhn-Pedersen and I deep dive into quality and the SAFe framework. Although the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) offers a lot of detailed descriptions, it is not very elaborate on how testing and … Continue reading

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EuroSTAR program announced

EuroSTAR, one of the leading conferences on software quality in Europe has announced the program for their 2018 edition. EuroSTAR will be held in the Netherlands starting 12 november. What a great line-up of speakers this year’s edition will hold. … Continue reading

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TestingUy – My first visit to Uruguay!

The TestingUy event exists at the initiative of a group of passionate about testing, wanting to create a meeting space where they can share experiences and knowledge on the subject. I am proud to be invited to this years edition. More details … Continue reading

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Mobile Testing Mindmap

Today I got a nice mail from a reader of my blog. The mail referred to a previous blog on mobile testing. In this blog I refer to a presentation I gave on the a conference of the Den Norske … Continue reading

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Masterclass Agile Testing

These are the slides of the masterclass I gave 24-1-2018 at the Barcelona Test Academy. Using an assessment we started a discussion about what it takes to be an agile tester. It was valued by many of the participants as … Continue reading

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State of Testing 2018 – A valuable Survey

  For the 5th time, Practitest and TeaTime with Testers launch the State of testing survey. The State of Testing 2018 seeks to identify the existing characteristics, practices, and challenges facing the testing community in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful … Continue reading

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What makes the Agile tester….

In January I will host a session at the Spanish Test academy in Barcelona. On the program you’ll find sessions on exploratory testing, continues testing, working with Docker and Cucumber and many more. I will host a session on agile testing. … Continue reading

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The Little Book of Testing Wisdom

Finally I got hold of my own copy of the little book of testing wisdom. I wrote chapter 2 of the book, but didn’t get to see it, until it was delivered to my home last week.  The book is a … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on your test maturity using ambition chart

Today I have given a presentation on the 16th QA&Testing conference on embedded systems. The presentation has the tittle: “Grip on your Test maturity using the Ambition chart”. The presentation was well received and many participants me for the slides. … Continue reading

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Practitest Webinar – When a Test Manager Makes a Difference

Yesterday I gave a Tutorial. The Tutorial was hosted by PractiTest and dealt with the changing role of the Test Manager. A lively topic, judging by the large number of participants. One advantage of a virtual presentation is that all 700 … Continue reading

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