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ATD: How to become World Champion Testing

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In this session we'll pick up on several Dutch highlights of the Agile Testing Days 2016 in December in Potsdam.

Do you want to know how you become World Champion in testing? Did you miss the ATD2016 or think it was awesome enough to do it again? Tonight we hear how the Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters won the tournament and relive some other highlights.

Pascal Dufour will tell us how he and his team won the World Championship Agile Testing.

Maaike Brinkhof will present "Mapping biases to testing"

Wim Heemskerk will present "Be a proud explorer!" - unfortunately due to family matters this talk has been cancelled for tonight

Miss anything in this list? Please propose your talk for the evening ;)

Walk-in from 5 pm, food at 5:30, start around 6:15 (when everybody has a full belly)


The FAT team

Abstract for the Mapping Biases to Testing talk

We used to believe in the statement: “testers should be objective”. This translated to seperate test teams, because letting testers work together with developers would mess with their objectiveness.

Thankfully, we are now working together, but what about testers’ objectiveness? Does that even exist? The book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman has been mentioned at many conferences and with reason! In this book, the myth of objectiveness is debunked scientifically.

We take many shortcuts in our brain without us even realising it (fast thinking). In this talk, certain biases like the ‘anchoring effect’, the ‘confirmation bias’, and more will be mapped to testing.

The goal is to accept that we are biased and that we should learn to work with our biases instead of against them. My goal is that when you leave the room, you will be inspired to work differently and you know more about your own biases.