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IoT & Testing Challenges


When a question such as “What are the basic necessities of life” is thrown at people, most of them would answer, “Food, Shelter, Clothing”. But, that was the case before a century. Human beings have evolved to develop a handful of extra necessities for living. We have evolved to make our life, simpler, better, easier.  We…

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30.08.2017


Proactive Shift Left, a practical approach


Proactive Shift Left is an approach we defined in Nokia Networks with the goal to improve testing efficiency. Testing in Telecommunication Networks is highly structured and defined, following predefined rules and organizational structures. This also embeds some silo thinking and losing the thorough view of all testing activities. Proactive Shift Left helps to redefine the…

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Wisdom from east for the testers


Software testing requires diverse skills many of which require an ability to concentrate, track one’s own thought process, do multi-tasking and ability to ask questions. Because of the very nature of the Job the testers have a potential to fall into negativity trap resulting in various ailments. Constant pressure in today’s technical jobs result in…

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Test the bot, Test with the bot


What was once science fiction is fast becoming a fact of today’s business world. The world is beginning to accept that everything that aren’t software are being transformed by AI and Machine Learning. While the concept itself is not new and has been there for many years, today we actually have the technology to use…

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Digital Experience Monitoring with Continuous Performance Mandatory for Digital Business


Now a day, all the organizations are moving towards digital transformation. To make that successful, companies have to leverage the concepts of DEM- Digital Experience Monitoring. DEM also assists to find valuable performance insights in application performance data and real user as well as machine agent behavior. Though traditional application’s speed, scalability, stability and availability…

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31.08.2017


13 vs 18, who says “we” cannot be “them”?


In this presentation I will try to make the attendees understand that a gaming community with a great potential, gamers bellow 18yo, are not taken into account by a lot of gaming communities or by fellow gamers, rather than being stimulated to play more and to enter in more groups and provide an input. I…

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Requirement Engineering, a necessary skill for Testers


Testers use requirements as the basis of test cases, review them for testability, and often participate in general requirements reviews or inspections. In Agile, many tester contribute to user stories and their acceptance criteria Unfortunately, many testers have little knowledge or skills in requirements engineering. What level of quality and detail is realistic to expect…

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29.08.2017


The effectiveness of a test strategy


In this presentation, you will learn how to combine different techniques to optimise your testing. The presentation demonstrates an effective test strategy combining model-based-testing, black-box test techniques, orthogonal arrays and exploratory testing in a risk-based approach. Based on real life example, John will describe the outcome of applying this approach as well as the lessons…

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31.08.2017


Testing without Requirements


In this presentation I present a case study on what to do when you are asked to test but requirements are NOT available. The classical approach assumes requirements form the basis for testing bug reality is a lot of Development is done without written documentation. What is the test basis in this case? Should you…

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30.08.2017


Better SAFe than sorry


Business agility is key as disruption of sectors and industries become the new normal. As IT has become an integrated part of most products and services and not only a means to faster and cheaper production of products and services becoming agile at scale challenges many large organisations. The Scaled Agile Framework is one of…

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14.09.2017


Agile Testing in a Healthcare Environment


Introduction: Agile testing is a software testing practice that follows the principles of agile software development. Agile testing involves all members of a cross-functional agile team, with special expertise contributed by testers, to ensure delivering the business value desired by the customer at frequent intervals by working at a sustainable pace. This paper briefs about the process and ways…

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30.08.2017


Exploratory Testing Today and in Future


Can Exploratory testing expose defects that automated and manual testing miss? Does Exploratory testing allow the tester complete freedom to explore the entire functionality in question without pre scripted test cases? Kari will present his experience with and about exploratory testing, including: Basics about exploratory testingTerminology and techniques Terminology and techniques Test sessions Exploratory testing…

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14.09.2017



SW testing, IT and Information Ethics: Question the unquestioned


This special session is a session mixed with a “house-of-commons-like” debate about ethics. Nathalie will discuss the “ethical conduct of IT”, and its users; this session is guaranteed to be food for thought. The session gives the attendee insight in the world of privacy and sensitive data: what it is, what is permitted and what…

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14.09.2017


Build a successful Team: Motivate Your Software Tester


The same complains all over again. Junior Tester: ‘Working in testing seems to me as monotonous and repetitive job. There is no good reason why to start my career in this field. No possibilities to grow. ’ Senior Tester: ‘I’m getting no respect, no appreciation. I always have to deal with developers’ ego. It’s exhausting…

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30.08.2017


Using Influence Diagrams to Understand Testing


Using Influence Diagrams to Understand Testing Influence diagrams provides a simple-to-create and easy-to-understand approach to address the complexities of real-life problems. For instance, as testers we may want to find more bugs, but what is the knock-on effect of this on developers and on the business? Developers now have more defects to debug and it’s likely that the…

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19.01.2015


Experience Report: Model Based Testing of Embedded Systems using Spec Explorer


Spec Explorer is a model-based testing tool from Microsoft. With this powerful tool it is possible to write models in a mainstream programming language (like C#), accompanied by configuration files in a scripting language.   The Spec Explorer tool provides testers with several techniques such as state filtering, data abstraction and model composition to reduce…

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Speakers Dinner


We invite all our speakers to join us for a wonderful speakers dinner at a fabulous location in Brussels Yes! Sorry! It is for Speakers only!

14.02.2015


Developing the Right Skills depending on your Context


Testers need to develop different skills or competences’ depending on the way the organization looks at, and understands, testing. For instance, the competence ‘Negotiation Skills’ is most important when testing is mandated and a test team exists. At the same time the competence ‘Listening’ is more important when the business consults, relies upon, and values…

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19.01.2015


Coaching skills for test professionals


Coaching other, like fellow testers, users or developers became very important during the last years. We are not in a separate team any more and more people are involved in testing. We as Subject Matter Experts in testing should be able to help and support others in testing and this asks for coaching skills. But…

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26.01.2015


Chocolate delight


Sorry – Too late!   Discover Belgium through its chocolate. Just for as little as 50 Euro, you’ll enjoy the different tastes of chocolates! Something not to be forgotten!

30.03.2015


A High-Tech Tester is a great Eyewitness


With a specially prepared LCD TV the attendants will get their hands dirty in physically testing the device. Testing in high-tech environments requires the skill to pay attention to details. I will give a 5 minute demo on the TV on how it works (it does not work as a TV in our living room…

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19.01.2015


Keynote: Scrum Must Die


Many teams over the last decade have moved to Agile Scrum development, but many have missed the key point of doing the adoption—Scrum and it’s rituals are merely training-wheels for building a lasting Agile culture. In this keynote, Ray Arell talks about how long-term dependency on Scrum can hinder the potential creativity and profitability of…

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26.01.2015


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19.01.2015


Practical Tips for Pairing with a Developer to Test


Effective working relationships between team members is vital component of a successful team. In particular building a strong working relationship between developers and testers is important for shared ownership of quality and to foster a whole team approach. Unfortunately in my experience having developers and testers embedded in the same team doesn’t necessarily mean a…

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Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels


But hurry 🙂     Taste why Belgium has received worldwide acclaim for its craft beer on this 2.5-hour guided tasting tour in Brussels. Your guide will fill you in on how to tell a Belgian beer from beers produced in other countries and explain what distinguishes the many types of beers — more than…

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14.02.2015


Quality built in @ Spotify


Most of the people think that quality in software development is limited to manual testing on the latest stage before releasing a product. That might be true 20 years ago in the industrial era. But current world is much more dynamic than before. Time to market became the most crucial metric nowadays. Releasing code to…

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19.01.2015


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26.01.2015


Agile/Lean Team Management and Leadership Workshop


This workshop is intended for managers and leaders of teams that are growing in the usage of Agile and Lean practices within their organization. Overall objectives of the workshop is to baseline on the need for change to meet market demands, review the Agile and Lean culture, survey of practices being used today, explore your…

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19.04.2015


Testing Concurrent Software: Challenges and Tools


Testing concurrent software is hard due to its non-deterministic behavior. Concurrency bugs triggering the failure of a test are difficult to reproduce. When debugging, the failing behavior might disappear altogether, a so-called Heisenbug. The cause of these concurrency problems is non-deterministic thread interleaving, introducing data races and race conditions. In literature, three categories of techniques…

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19.01.2015


Keynote: The Quality-Shift!


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26.01.2015


Practical Transition to Agile (day 1 of 2)


We are facing today an increase demand from test engineers and test managers to know how to deal with testing in an Agile environment. The Agile manifesto guides Agile development teams into concepts and areas we have (many times) avoided in testing when using the V model, waterfall and other development models, and by that…

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19.01.2015


From Desktop Wearable to Testing


Diversity has been always “a way of life” in the software industry. Different platforms, different technologies, different programming languages, different development environment, different application domains… Mobile app development has exploded over the past few years by adding new “diversity”. Companies are requested to deliver their software products not only for PC but also, and sometimes…

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Advanced interactive session on mobile, cloud & new technologies


Chaired by Galina Makagonova, QA Director of Roadhouse Interactive Gaming company Assistant: Stephen Jannaway Topics will be decided in an “Agile way” – what could be on the menu: Game analytics and QA. Should Game analytics cover QA requirements? iOS release testing: provisioning profile and challenges around it. Facebook integration testing. IAP (in application purchase)…

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14.02.2015


Testing the Missing Link in the Evolution of Future Robotics


Robotic companies have been with us for decades and now they are undergoing a massive transformation. Finally, the technologies for advanced and lightweight mechanical frameworks augmented with autonomous high powered CPU’s and reliable electrical systems make advanced robotics more an more cost effective and the possible implementations in our day to day lives are growing…

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19.01.2015


Personal Agility


Are you or people in your organization feeling overwhelmed with their workload? Do they feel they are not getting the results they want from the actions they are taking? Does everything seem urgently important? If you have been wanting to learn more about Kanban, this workshop is for you. Participants will apply Kanban and other…

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26.01.2015


Next generations Test Automation challenges require new solutions.


The software testing discipline is experiencing exciting times. The tendency is to focus on value-adding testing services and automation can help a great deal in this. Especially when organizations want to engage in full continuous delivery – and which organization wouldn’t? Yet, this does not come without challenges. This talk summarizes the major trends in…

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01.05.2015


Case Study: DIRP = Test Case Design Methodology


DIRP is a Test Case Design Methodology. It was created by the Testing Competence within Novabase, at the end of 2012. It was created with the intent of diminishing the difficulties felt by the Projects in the two main phases of Testing – Design and Execution: The complex business process was not well documented, leading…

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19.01.2015


Breaking Illusions: Testing is your most valuable asset!


Testers don’t break your code, they break your *illusions* about the code. Illusions may be about the code doing what it’s supposed to; about the product doing what it would need to; about your process is able to deliver with change in mind; and about the business growing with uninformed risks on the product and…

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26.01.2015


Mindful Exploratory Testing (Day 1 of 2)


Getting your head around Exploratory Testing Exploratory Testing can be a misunderstood testing approach. It can be highly productive, documented and disciplined. It can also be the complete opposite. It can be hard to explain and ‘sell’ internally. It can be many things.   Good Exploratory Testers can investigate effectively and find useful information to…

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19.01.2015


Your place in DevTops is not about finding more bugs, but problem solutions


Developers don’t like bugs in their inbox that they need to reproduce because that keeps them from doing what they like most: coding new stuff. Entering bugs should also not be the most exciting thing in your life as a tester: it should be about providing insight into the problem you found (e.g: leaking objects…

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Building a true decision support system for Agile delivery, using automated intelligence


By aiming to shorten release cycles, application teams must be able to assess rapidly whether the build is ready to move on to either testing or production. To facilitate that, out-of-the-box metrics should be automatically updated and accessible in real-time,  so the right decisions for the business can be made. All team members should have…

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14.02.2015


From Waterfall to Agile and back again – an unexpected journey


This is the story of a test team’s unexpected journey. We went from Waterfall to Agile and then a few steps back again. Our unexpected journey helped us find our middle ground. We found a new harmony within a software house. During the journey, independent testing enforcement diminished and was close to becoming obsolete, but…

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19.01.2015


Testing Cup


To answer that question, we probably need to explain first what the Testing Cup is about. As the BTD is “The Learning by Doing” conference, the Testing Cup is really “the place to be” to test in a very practical way and … to learn. Finding the bugs is the ultimate goal! BUT the process…

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26.01.2015


Agile Advanced Interactive Session


We welcome you at the Agile clinic In this interactive session, we exchange work experiences. Derk-Jan and other famous speakers @BTD are waiting for you to help out their vision and experience, but do not underestimate your colleagues. They often have, like you, good solutions and insight enriching questions. The clinic is, therefore, the place:…

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01.05.2015


Web Analytics Automation Testing – Data beats Opinions. Never Assume, always Check


The power of the data-driven approach has become obvious. But data-driven design is not synonymous with data collection. Data-driven refers to how you collect data and what you do with it once you’ve got it. You can’t go from analytics to action without being sure that you are collecting the right data and that the…

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19.01.2015


The future is happening now!


A few years ago together with 7 Dutch testing colleagues we wrote the book ‘Determine your course! Future and trends in software testing’. One of the important trends we saw for the future is that the traditional roles of test analyst, test coordinator and test manager would diversify in many more roles such as test…

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26.01.2015


For Developers: Walkthrough of the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Vulnerabilities


This will be a full day walkthrough of the OWASP Top-Ten Web Application Security Vulnerabilities. What they are, how attackers exploit them, and how to prevent them by applying secure design principles and developing secure code. A crucial skill to acquire is learning to think like a bad guy. Rather than just following procedures and…

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19.01.2015


Celebrating 1 year of Collaboration Driven Development (CDD)


If a developer takes the time to write and run unit test cases for his code, his goal is to deliver a better product. So you can ask yourself why we still need testers if all developers are doing unit testing. Because there is no way that a developer is able to come up with…

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Development & Testing Advanced Interactive Session


Ray has a vast experience in dealing with Development and Testing Teams. He has lead and leading teams @Intel and was the key in transitioning teams from Waterfall development to Agile. Ray will share with you his do & don’t s, when or in which situations alarms need to go off and which solutions you…

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14.02.2015


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