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19th Testing Retreat was awesome

This weekend I spent my time in Denmark. Together with 10 other testers from various nations like the Netherlands, UK, US and Denmark, we settled for the beautiful Lungholm Castle, home for the 19th Testing Retreat. The Testing Retreat is … Continue reading

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Business finally understood testing

Test progress reporting can be cumbersome. There is a complex story to be told, but it needs to be done in such a way that the business and project stakeholders get the message. Sequential planning techniques such as critical path … Continue reading

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Kano model

In one of my more recent blogs and column I refered to the model by professor Kano. I believe it can provide a good basis for an efficient  test strategy and maybe drive risk analysis. I found two nice video … Continue reading

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Personal invite to the Belgium testing days

On the Belgium testing days I will speak about techniques, methods and tools that we can adopt and adapt from other disciplines in order to make our testing more effective. This video is my personal invite for you to join … Continue reading

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The other 99 tips: Booklaunch

Tonight is the launch of the book with 101 tips for testers. I know two of the tips originate from Egbert Bouman and me.  So I am specially curious for the other 99 tips. Thanks Anderis for collecting the knowledge … Continue reading

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CAT certification passed

Yesterday I heard both Egbert Bouman and I have passed our Certified Agile Tester exam. We are both are now accredited trainers for the CAT course. I think this is a nice addition to the SCRUM master training and the … Continue reading

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Discontinuity of test improvements !?

Testnieuws.nl published my column “The discontinuity of test improvements”. In this column I raise the question whether we are wrong in assuming that test process improvement  is a continue process.  The way in which you work towards the higher maturity … Continue reading

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Excel testing and the cloud

Recently I wrote a column on excel testing (only in Dutch, sorry). This column described that many business decision are based upon the outcome of excel calculations. But also raised the question, who is testing the excel sheets. Felienne Hermans … Continue reading

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Translation online

For testnieuws.nl  I wrote a column called “Een nieuwe stofzuiger voor 100 gulden”, freely translated into “a new vacuum cleaner for $100″. In this column question myself why testing is worthwhile and how I ended up in the profession anyway. … Continue reading

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Latte-art

This post is a little out of the box. But hey it’s Friday, so why not? One of my hobbies is making the perfect espresso and trying to make cappuccinos. Latte art is the skill of poring your milk in … Continue reading

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New years resolution

Normally I do not make that much new years resoltions. But on day one of this year, I suddenly found myself making a list. There are a lot of developments in the testing trade, so its not hard to come … Continue reading

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No Test in Iceland

I was checking the stats of my wordpress site. It is nice to see that it is visited by people from all over the world. As I expected it is visited by Testers from the Netherlands most, followed by UK … Continue reading

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Five Blogs – 13 September 2012

Five Blogs – 13 September 2012.

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HVA-Aviations in de wolken

In september 2012 gaven ik met Jan Iedema een training ‘Presenteren? Alles mag!’ aan de docenten van de Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HVA). Het betrof docenten van de opleiding Aviations en de training behandelde het presenteren en het beoordelen van studenten … Continue reading

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Impression of the Test Automation day 2012

June 21st the WTC in Rotterdam was hosting the 2nd edition of the Test Automation Day. A testing conference with a strong focus on test automation. I contributed with in a discussion forum and a presentation. Besides that I interviewed … Continue reading

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