Tag Archives: Testing

The 22nd Testing Retreat was awesome !

This weekend I spent my time in Hereford (UK), where 12 testers gathered  to share experiences and war stories, to benchmark opinions and discus trends in the testing Profession.  The Testing Retreat is a peer conference that aims to discuss … Continue reading

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G(r)ood testing 24: The need for (agile) test strategies

The test profession seems to be become more technical and more widespread. Teams should do their (automated) Unit and Functional tests. Additionally they need to focus on non-functional tests and integrate their work with that of the other teams. How do we keep … Continue reading

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State of Testing 2016 Report

State of Testing 2016 Report is out now! The report is based upon a survey done by over a 1,000 professionals from 61 countries! A lot is happening in the testing profession, as tea-time with testers state in their mail:” … 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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What job did you think you’d be in?

In an interview I gave I was confronted with the question “What did you want to become when you were in college and how much of that can be found in your current job?” Suddenly I remembered that I wrote … Continue reading

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DevOps is Scaling Agile too

A customer of us asked us to give a presentation on DevOps and Agile. Having a mixed audience, Agile experienced Developers, Testers, People from the Business and Operations too, I decided to link Agile and DevOps in a logical story. … 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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G(r)ood testing 13: The Context is Us

Test Process improvements are driven by the context. In our search for the optimal test approach, we assess the systems, the development methodology or the risks that we cover. However, there is a much bigger factor that we often overlook. … Continue reading

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Happy homecoming, Testing Excellence Award

Today I got welcomed at the Valori-office with Champagne and Cake. I was congratulated by everyone with winning the Testing Excellence Award by many of my direct colleagues. What a nice surprise. Egbert Bouman held another heartwarming speech and explained, … Continue reading

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Winning the Testing Excellence Award

Wednesday 26 November I got honoured with the Testing Excellence Award. This this prestigious award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of software testing within Europe. The award seeks to promote … Continue reading

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Co-operation a wanted skill

In the November issue of Bits & Chips magazine I wrote a article about a simulation game called the SCRUM battle. In the same issue I published my monthly column with a related topic: Cooperation skills are getting more in demand. … Continue reading

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Personal invite: 45 min workshop on agile progress reporting

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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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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GoTestIT, a valuable source

Today I discovered the GOtestIT site. GOtestIT.net is an up-to-the-minute news site that collects information and news. As the video proclaims, the site aims to be the add-free place for news and the guide to what people are talking about … Continue reading

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Mobile Testing – the relation between tests, business goals and design considerations

Last week I presented a webinar on mobile testing. It was received with great interest and more than 160 joined me in the virtual presentation.  The full recording can be found on the EuroSTAR community pages and has some very interesting … Continue reading

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