Tag Archives: EuroSTAR

Le dernier jour et je ne sais toujours pas – The Last Day and I Still Don’t Know

The EuroSTAR conference is getting close. I will be hosting an interactive session on Do 15 November, 3:15 pm. In style with the conference theme this session is called: le dernier jour et je ne sais toujours pas – The Last Day … 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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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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New Blog post: Agile Coaching is like calibrating

“If you see me at work and spot me grasping in the air and turning imaginary valves. Then I am probably explaining how I visualize agile coaching.”  EuroSTAR published a new post on agile coaching. In this post I explain how … Continue reading

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How to boost Unit testing as a Functional Tester

Last September I joined the 21st testing retreat which was held in France. The testing Retreat is an annual peer conference where senior testers from various countries meet and spent their weekend together to talk about the profession. During the … 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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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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Applying Agile beyond Software development

My latest issue of G(r)ood Testing is inspired by a blog of Mike Cohn from Mountain Goat Software. In his blog Mike investigates the application of agile outside the world of the software development. I like to contribute with two examples of my own. … Continue reading

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Do not become a bottleneck for the agile project

Last November, during the EuroSTAR conference, I was asked to give a soapbox speech in the grand hall. During this “lightning strikes the keynotes” session I stated that if we testers don’t make haste with our test improvements we’ll become the … 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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SCRUM and the time-to-market

I get many questions about the effectiveness of SCRUM. “To what extend does an organization benefit from SCRUM?”, they ask me, “What are arguments for or against the adoption of it?” Good questions.Check out the latest edition of G(r)ood Testing. … Continue reading

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Beyond the T-shape: The Broken Comb

In response to my previous post, John Stevenson kindly pointed me toward an article by Brittany Hunter, who claims to be a poly-skilled software designer. Does she adopt the T-shape? In her article on the broken comb she explains why this model … Continue reading

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Move beyond the T-shape

Rob Lambert, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory worked on a great model called the T-shaped tester. Where the horizontal stands for our generic skills and competences. The vertical in the T describes our specialism. In my previous column – G(r)ood testing 16 – … Continue reading

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How good are your collaboration skills?

I often encounter discussions on testers competences. One, who believes testing is an easy job, should try a search on the Internet. He’d be surprised how many competences are associated with good testing. Being a tester, what skills should you focus … Continue reading

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Testing Templates and a Viking Warrior?

Generic templates development is a complex activity. It seems simple though: You start with the template that you always use, you pick a standard template from the internet or ask your colleagues if they have some lying around.  But then … Continue reading

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