Category Archives: Testing

Testnet 20th anniversary: Two workshops at the same time

On Monday, May 15th the Dutch Test association (TestNet) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Shakers and movers from the dutch test profession will contribute with sessions workshops that take place throughout the day. I am proud to say that I … 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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Interview: 5 questions by Tali Michaeli

Tali Michaeli from Softwaretestingtools.com interviewed me last week. He asked me questions about how got into the profession and challenged me to look 10 year into the future. The questions he asked where: 1. How did you start your way … Continue reading

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State of Testing 2017

Together with QA Intelligence Blog and Tea Time for Testers launch State of Testing survey for the fourth year in a row.  Please join them to find out what 2017 holds for our beloved testing profession! The aim of our … 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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Keynote on the OnlineTestConf

On November 29 and 30 the OnlineTestConf will be held in….well is’t online so virtually it is anywhere. Joel Motvelisky has asked me to give a keynote to open the second day of the conference. The first day will be opened … Continue reading

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21st Testing Retreat was awesome

This weekend I spent my time in France, where 12 testers gathered in the Chateau de la busquiere to share experiences, benchmark opinions and discus trends in the testing Profession.  The Testing Retreat is a peer conference that aims to … Continue reading

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G(r)ood testing 23:

Together with colleague Kelvin Geerlings I wrote a Column in which we shared our experiences we had with End-to-End testing in larger agile projects.  This blog deals with the organisation of the End-to-End tests and how you can manage teams to adopt … Continue reading

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End-to-end testing in agile projects

  Together with colleague Kelvin Geerlings I wrote a (dutch) blogpost in which we shared our experiences we had with End-to-End testing in larger agile projects.  The end-t0-end integration is a difficult challenge for agile teams that are good development teams, … Continue reading

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Testing Talk – interview by Anthea Whelan of Proffesional Tester

For the June edition of Professional Tester I was interviewed by Anthea Whelan. In the interview I was asked about the Value of testing and how current trends influence the way we operate. She also asked me what things still surprise me. Want … Continue reading

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EuroSTAR webinar: T-shape and π-shaped testers

Last week Jan Jaap Cannegieter and I gave a webinar for EuroSTAR. We had circa a 100 participants that tuned in to learn about survival techniques for testers. In the webinar we shared the results of the workshops that we gave … Continue reading

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The Refinement process; Thinking ahead increases adaptively and the quality of the solution

Refinement is an important element of Scrum. It’s the process where the product backlog items for future sprints are prepared. Experience learns that when development teams get up to steam, the refinement process becomes a new bottleneck. The development team … 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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Train strike? Belgium Testing Days with discount!

Although there may be strikes, road works, security checks, and hailstorms the Belgium Testing Days is going strong. They have an excellent program with speakers such as Julian Harty, Doug Hoffman, Stuart Reid, Isabel Evans, Gil Zilberfeld and Mark Tomlinson. Why lose … Continue reading

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Scaling Agile with Less

Previously I posted a link to the ASK matrix. This Matrix compares various agile frameworks. I revisited the site and noticed two things. It has been updated The content of the matrix means much more to me, after I had … Continue reading

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