Category Archives: Training

Test your roadmap

Within agile projects roadmaps are used to define the releases and get insight in de dependencies between the various teams that are working on the release. An example of a roadmap is given below. A roadmap is a one pager … 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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Big Room Scrum battle (serious game with 400 participants)

January this year Valori organized a serious game for over 400 people. During the Scrum Battle participants experience the agile way of working. This video gives a impression of the simulation game that was held for over 400 people. They … Continue reading

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Big Room Scrum Battle

Early January Valori hosted a big room serious game. This time we organised our Scrum Battle, agile simulation game with 44 teams. Altogether we played the game with 450+ participants.  The mood was great, the participants enthusiastic and I love the … Continue reading

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Product Owner Game: Experience the work of the PO

At Valori we developed a new serious game. Previous we had only the SCRUM battle, which gives delegates insight in the SCRUM process. It is a great success, but we missed a good interactive way to learn Product Owners, Stakeholders, Business managers … 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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Join my EXPO:QA Tutorial in Madrid

On 9 June (less than two weeks from now) I will providing my Tutorial on Business and stakeholder needs. You are kindly invited to join me in Madrid. You wan’t to know what we will be talking about?  On the … Continue reading

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Testing Circus January Issue: the SCRUM Battle

Testing Circus is a free to download monthly International Software Testing Magazine. The magazine is subscribed by thousands of software testers worldwide. The January Issue has just been released. It contains many cool articles, among which my description of the SCRUM Battle.  The SCRUM battle … Continue reading

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SCRUM Battle: Now you can experience the Agile way of working yourself

Yesterday I hosted the SCRUM Battle on the NoorderTest Conference (see my previous post: SCRUM Battle on NoorderTest 2014. Today I compiled footage from various battles into a one-minute+ impression. You can watch it here: The SCRUM battle is an ideal … Continue reading

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CAT: Looking for enthusiastic testers that want to learn Agile

After an inspiring training week in February, I am glad to announce that Valori will run the Certified Agile Tester training again in May. The training will be just as interactive and instructive as the first (Check for yourself and … Continue reading

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Presenting in English

Yesterday Jan Iedema and I gave presentation training for the NGO in the Hague. Normally we provide this training in Dutch (since our book is also in Dutch), but for the occasion we upgraded the slide-pack to English. As we … Continue reading

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Certified Agile Tester

Yesterday, we completed the train the trainer course of the CAT training held in Potsdam.  The CAT training is a 4 day training that learns how testers can shine in agile context. With Agile a lot of traditional values are … Continue reading

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Smoke test templates

Last week I gave a workshop to identify and define the test processes used at the test department of a customer. Part of the workshop is identifing deliverables and stakeholders During this workshop we stumbled upon the smoke test of … Continue reading

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The human factor in IT

A few days left for and then I’ll be providing the seminar “The Human Factor in IT”. This Seminar is the first that we give in co-operation with SDU Publishers. Read the full description (in Dutch) in de SDU Site … Continue reading

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Training by Candlelight

Who claims that training sessions are dull, boring and that the businesslike setting is taking away the feeling that you can learn and enjoy in a friendly atmosphere is proven to be wrong. Yesterday we provided the training presenting for … Continue reading

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