• What value do we actually deliver? With Gojko Adzic

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    In software delivery we often just focus on optimizing the process of building software. We however fail to deliver its intended value, or worse we are not even aware of the value our product should deliver. During this meetup we will discuss your experiences and practices. Together we will explore ways to deliver products that provide actual value to its users. Gojko Adzic will lead a discussion and help answer the questions surrounding this problem. Together we can investigate how we can create and maintain a portfolio overview of product ideas and deliverables. How can we measure and interpret our products usage, in order to build it right. How should we organise ourselves to prioritise our work and make our business decisions in the most effective way. Food and drinks will be provided Parking at Rabobank is possible Doors open: 17:00 Program Start: 17:30 (Start time was set incorrectly here at Meetup somehow. Sorry about that.) Please be aware that there is strict door regulation at the Rabobank reception. It will make things easier for you when both first and last name are known up front (you can send a private message to the organisers of this event if your name is hidden on Meetup). N.B. This meetup is also open to Rabobank employees via internal sign-up. Therefore it will be larger than you see here, up to 140 people in total. (If you can choose both options, please select only ONE to sign up)

  • Modern testing principles discussion


    In March this year Alan Page introduced the Modern Testing Principles at Testbash Brighton. The mission statement of Modern Testing is: “To Accelerate the Achievement of Shippable Quality” and consists of 7 principles. They can be seen as the next step in agile testing (described by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin) together with Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices. The 7 principles are (per now; they are a living document): 1. Our priority is improving the business. 2. We accelerate the team, and use models like Lean Thinking and the Theory of Constraints to help identify, prioritize and mitigate bottlenecks from the system. 3. We are a force for continuous improvement, helping the team adapt and optimize in order to succeed, rather than providing a safety net to catch failures. 4. We care deeply about the quality culture of our team, and we coach, lead, and nurture the team towards a more mature quality culture. 5. We believe that the customer is the only one capable to judge and evaluate the quality of our product 6. We use data extensively to deeply understand customer usage and then close the gaps between product hypotheses and business impact. 7. We expand testing abilities and knowhow across the team; understanding that this may reduce (or eliminate) the need for a dedicated testing specialist. Alan Page and Brent Jensen have their own podcast (AB Testing) and talk vividly about this subject. There is a slack community at: https://oneofthethree.slack.com During this meetup we want to talk more about those principles. Joost Voskuil, Klaartje van Zwoll and Jeroen van Seeters will start with an introduction of the principles and will facilitate a lively and interactive session/discussion. What is your feeling about it? Do you recognize the principles? Do you agree or disagree with the principles? And what is your experience with (some) of the principles? And what will be the future of (Modern) testing as we see it? More information (and links to the AB podcast) can be found here: http://moderntesting.org When: 27 september 2018 – 17:30 – 21:00 uur Where: Pand van de Mobiliteitsfabriek, Utrechtsestraat 9, Amersfoort.

  • Agile Test Games Development


    Gamification is one of the most powerful methods in teaching agile and testing. Since you learn best if you are having fun and if you practice the principles instead of just hearing about them. That is why we always have so much infotainment when we participate in agile games sessions. In this workshop Eddy Bruin and Bart Knaack will have you develop an agile test game….. the agile way! We want you to develop a game that make the players experience one of the test challenges or principles you face in agile projects. You will work in teams and play the games set up by other teams, give feedback and adjust your games according in say…..’sprints’. To kick off the workshop, Eddy and Bart first present some theory on games and gamification to get you started, but obviously we let you design and play your game as rapidly as possible! Timetable: 17:00 Doors open 17:30 Buffet, including vegetarian food 18:00 Play Agile test games (while having dinner) 18:30 Start workshop 21:00 Games testing & wrap up (drinks in hand) 21:30 Bye, bye P.S. Perhaps the start of a game to showcase at the Agile Testing Days 2017 Games Night? (With a special discount on your ticket, if invited..)

  • ATD: How to become World Champion Testing

    Xebia Amsterdam

    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) Regards, 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.

  • A testing challenge


    James Bach is coming to the Netherlands, for an RST class in September (12-14), and would like to offer you a challenging experience. James will present a testing challenge, let you work on it, then show what he did and invites you to critique. The schedule for this evening that door open at 6:00 PM and the 'Challenge' starts at 7:00 PM. More details to follow... Important: BRING A LAPTOP! This meetup is organized in co-operation with DEWT. Be aware to sign-up by RSVPing at: https://www.meetup.com/DEWT-Context-Driven-Testing-Meetup/events/232340514/

  • API Testing Event with SpectoLabs


    This is something the folks from Software Circus (http://www.meetup.com/Software-Circus/events/231879771/) are sharing with us: We have very limited space for this event and need to make sure that the teams are composed correctly. Therefore if you would like to attend, please email [masked] APIs, it seems, are everywhere... but how do we test them? Perhaps you provide an API and would like to make sure that your customers can test against it easily, or maybe you're on the other side and are wondering how to do end to end testing when there's an external API that you don't control somewhere in your system? You can read much about the subject online, but we think that the best way to learn is to get a bunch of smart people in a room and see what comes out. In this evening we will go through API testing problems in teams with the guys from SpectoLabs (https://www.specto.io/) facilitating who will be visiting us from London. Each team will 'solve' the problems as best they can, on a flipchart (no laptops required!) and at the end we'll have a small group discussion to cement the learning from the evening, at which point you're welcome to stick around to socialise or head off into the night! This event will take place at the amazing 'Het Vaudeville Theater' on the Singel in Amsterdam. An inspirational setting for an inspirational evening! You can expect: - To meet others facing similar challenges - To come away having learned something about API testing - Great food and drinks (craft beers!) - An amazing location (For anyone who attended the hugely successful stateful microservices evening last year, this will be a very similar format) Any questions: [masked]

  • Continuous delivery in mobile (English) & BI Testing (Dutch)

    Ben je benieuwd naar business intelligence en testen? Hoe gaat dat samen? Hoe pak je dat aan? En continuous delivery in een mobile project, hoe doe je dat succesvol? Al een tijdje delen mensen van Xebia en CloseSure de nieuwsgierigheid naar elkaars vakgebieden. Nu delen ze met ons. Kom dus naar deze avond, op initiatief van Maaike Brinkhof (Xebia) en Robert Boeve (CloseSure) De locatie voor deze meetup is het nieuwe kantoor van Xebia Amsterdam. Daar zijn heel weinig parkeerplaatsen, dus kom alsjeblieft met het OV of gebruik een P+R in de buurt. Schema: 17:00 welkom 17:30 - FOOD 18:00 - Continuous delivery talk 19:30ish - Workshop BI after workshop: enjoy a beer or other beverage and chat with your fellow testers Continuous delivery in the mobile domain - Erik Swets Eind vorig jaar startte ZorgDomein met het ontwikkelen van een mobile applicatie (iOS & Android). Niemand in het team had ervaring met het ontwikkelen op het mobiele platform dus er was een hoop te leren! In deze presentatie zal Erik de uitdagingen en leerpunten delen die het team is tegengekomen tijdens het ontwikkelen van de app. Datakwaliteit: essentieel voor testers in BI gerelateerde omgevingen! – Ferran Rohaan en Peter Endema. [breng je laptop mee!] Gebrekkige datakwaliteit kost jaarlijks vele miljoenen. Hoe mooi zou het zijn als je als tester een essentiële rol kan spelen in het inzichtelijk maken van de kwaliteit van data en in staat te zijn om aan te kunnen geven waar verbeteringen doorgevoerd dienen te worden? In de vorm van een workshop zal vanuit CloseSure concreet worden gemaakt op welke wijze invulling gegeven kan worden aan inzichtelijk maken en het verbeteren van de datakwaliteit. Daarbij zal tevens getoond worden hoe tooling bij kan dragen aan het uitvoeren van snelle validaties en hoe dit vervolgens toegevoerde waarde heeft voor het testproces. Breng je laptop mee voor deze workshop, of pair met een andere deelnemer. —————————————————————————————————— Are you curious how business intelligence and testing come together. What is the approach to do that successfully? Are you curious about continuous delivery in a mobile project. How do you approach that? For a while, people from Xebia and CloseSure were curious about each other's disciplines. Now they're sharing with us. So come to this evening, initiated by Maaike Brinkhof (Xebia) and Robert Boeve (CloseSure) Please be aware that the Xebia Amsterdam location has very little parking space, so please come by public transport or park your car in a P+R nearby. Thank you. Schedule: 17:00 - Welcome! 17:30 - FOOD 18:00 Talk on Continuous delivery 19:30ish BI workshop (In Dutch) after workshop: enjoy a beer or other beverage and chat with your fellow testers Continuous delivery in the mobile domain - Erik Swets At the end of last year, ZorgDomein started development of a mobile application (iOS & Android). As the entire team had no prior experience working on any of the mobile platforms, there was a lot to learn. In this talk I want to share the challenges we faced and the lessons we learned with regards to delivering high quality mobile apps. Data quality: essential for testing professionals in BI related environments – Ferran Rohaan en Peter Endema. [bring your laptop!] [This talk is in Dutch] Inadequate data quality costs many millions on a yearly basis. How cool would it be if you as a test professional, can play a crucial role to visualize data quality and to make clear were improvements can be made? During this workshop held by CloseSure, it will be made clear how we can visualize and improve data quality. Besides that, we’ll show how tooling can contribute to the execution of high-speed validations and how this has subsequently supplied value for the test process. Bring your laptop for this workshop, or pair up with another attendee.

  • An evening with James Bach: A Context-Driven Approach to Automation in Testing

    James Bach is one of the most influential and inspirational software testers in the world. He is one of the founders of the context-driven school, he is the creator of Rapid Software Testing, Session-Based Test Management, and one of the progenitors and advocates of skilled exploratory software testing. Based on the principles in the book Lessons Learned in Software Testing: a Context-Driven Approach, his approach to testing begins with personal skill development and extends to the ultimate mission of software testing: lighting the way of the project by evaluating the product. In this interactive meeting James will talk about test automation! Recently he and Michael Bolton wrote a influential white paper “A Context-Driven Approach to Automation in Testing” (http://www.satisfice.com/articles/cdt-automation.pdf). In this session James will elaborate on his views on automation in testing.

  • Moving from quality assurance to quality assistance

    How can a team of 65 developers build and rapidly ship a high-quality product with only six QA engineers? Come hear it from one of these QAs, working for Atlassian, and join us in translating this approach to our own contexts. Atlassian has QA strategy is founded on the idea that: - The ability to test well is not some magical genetic trait, but a skill that can be taught and learned. - Developers that master testing not only increase the efficiency and capacity of their teams, but also write higher quality software. - When testing can be confidently shared with developers, the people who are passionate about quality, such as great testers, can focus on solving the root causes of quality problems in addition to discovering their symptoms. Consequently, everyone on the Atlassian development teams is responsible for quality and the role of the QA team is to help people succeed with fulfilling their responsibility. As a result the QA team doesn’t provide quality assurance, but rather quality assistance; helping developers be good testers is an important part of this work. Sounds great! (Or not?) In this meeting, Michal Kujalowicz will explore the approach Atlassian took and explain how they implemented that strategy, the challenges they faced and benefits Atlassian achieved as a result. Interested? Can't wait until the 9th to learn more? Check out this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRP29wFqu20) presentation. Don't be fooled by the one topic on the agenda, but come armed with your tough nuts and war stories: this will be an interactive session. Program details: 17:30 - Doors Open 18:00 - Dinner - Please let us know if you have special (diet) wishes 19:00 - Moving from quality assurance to quality assistance 21:00 - Doors closing In addition to our FAT-NL members, expect some 30 of Info Support's own to join us for this meetup.