Unsere Angebote

Wir sind Consultants, nicht eine Leihfirma für Resourcen. Wir sind Test Experten, nicht Massenartikel. Falls Sie einen Testexperten benötigen, der mehr macht, als einfach einen Stuhl zu besetzen, dann sind Sie hier am richtigen Platz.

Die Rebellen

House of Test ist gleichbedeutend mit der Herausforderung des Status Quos. Jedes Mitglied unseres Teams hinterfragt die traditionellen Konventionen auf seine eigene einzigartige Weise. Gemeinsam bringen wir Hardcore-Testing in den Mainstream.

Was gibt es Neues?

Werfen Sie einen Blick darauf, was los ist innerhalb der Mauern von House of Test und in den Köpfen unserer Berater. Unser Blog ist der Ort, wo wir über die neuesten Entwicklungen in der Testing Welt schreiben.


Ruhm den Mutigen

Software Testing ist ein anspruchsvolles Handwerk, welches herausragende Fähigkeiten erfordert. Um unsere Fähigkeiten zu verbessern, lehnen wir den Status Quo ab und weigern uns, Mittelmässigkeit zu akzeptieren. Die Wilden wagen anders zu sein und denken ausserhalb von Konventionen und Normen. Nicht nur sind Veränderungen willkommen, wir fordern sie aktiv und wachsen mit ihnen. Wir schätzen unsere Integrität und folgen unserer Leidenschaft – mit Herz und Seele. Aus diesem Grund lehnen wir entmenschlichende Testfabriken, unwürdige Zertifizierungssysteme und schwache Test Normen ab. Software Testing – richtig gemacht – liefert wertvolle Informationen, und wir werden die Herausforderung anzunehmen.

Wir entscheiden uns dafür, Exzellenz zu liefern, weil Sie uns wichtig sind. Sie, unsere Kunden.

Was wir tun, tun wir aus Liebe für Software Testing!

Wir geben uns nur mit Grossartigkeit zufrieden, weil Sie nichts weniger als das von uns erwarten!

Manche nennen uns Rebellen.

Wir nennen uns House of Test.

Passion für Testing

Was den House of Test Consultant vom durchschnittlichen, herkömmlichen Test Consultant trennt, ist sein unaufhaltbarer Drang und Wissensdurst über Software Testing. Wir sind stolz darauf, die Nummer Eins der Context-Driven Software Testing Unternehmen in der Schweiz zu sein. Wir verfügen über einige der weltweit führenden Trainern, Coaches und Testexperten. Sie können sicher sein, dass House of Test Ihnen helfen kann, ihre Testprobleme zu lösen.

Consulting

House of Test Consulting ist nicht ein gewöhnlicher Personalverleiher oder Ressourcenanbieter. Unsere Beratung fokusiert sowohl auf die strategische Ebene als auch auf die Projektdienstleistungen. House of Test kann Ihnen eine komplette Palette von Test Dienstleistungen anbieten, und wir sind immer darauf bedacht, dass unsere Kunden das Gefühl haben, dass die Zusammenarbeit mit House of Test Wert liefert, sowohl für das aktuelle Projekt als auch für zukünftige.

House of Test bietet kompetenzbasierte Beratungsleistungen an, sowohl für kürzere Projekte, als auch für Teilzeitaufgaben wie Mentoring, Coaching, Assessments und Reorganisationen. Gerne bieten wir auch Vollzeitverträge an, entweder eingebettet in Ihre Teams oder mit uns als Projektleitung.

Unsere Consultants

Wir bei House of Test pflegen Spitzenleistung. Wir sind uns sicher, dass wir einige der besten Test Consultants der Welt im Team haben. Unsere Berater sind Experten bei der Analyse und dem Einarbeiten in neue Gebietskontexte. Das heisst, wir liefern Wert vom ersten Tag an. Unsere Consultants haben in jeder erdenklichen Branche gearbeitet, und sie sind in der Lage, in jedem Kontext zu brillieren, sei es Mobile, Internet oder in reguliertem Umfeld.

Was uns aber wirklich einzigartig macht, ist die Art, wie wir bei House of Test Kompetenzentwicklung angehen. Viele Unternehmen behaupten, guten Wissensaustausch zu pflegen, aber nur wenige gehen so weit wie wir. Wir treffen uns als Gruppe 4-5 mal pro Jahr für mehrere Tage lange Workshops über Software Testing. In viel häufigeren Zyklen tauschen wir Erfahrungen und Feedback über unsere aktuellen Testideen und Herausforderungen aus. Das ist nicht etwas, was wir forcieren müssen. Es ist einfach was passiert, wenn Sie passionierte Menschen mit gemeinsamer Leidenschaft zusammenbringen.

Coaching

House of Test verfügt über einige der erfahrensten Test Coaches auf dem Markt. Wir passen unser Coaching auf die Bedürfnisse Ihres Unternehmens, Ihres Teams oder Einzelpersonen an.

Die Aufgabe eines Coaches ist es, die Bedürfnisse, Motivationen, Wünsche und Fähigkeiten zu fördern und Denkprozesse für die Formung von dauerhaften Veränderungen zu unterstützen. Wenn wir trainieren, verwenden wir den sokratischen Ansatz mit Fragen und Antworten, die den Einzelnen in Richtung von neuen Einsichten und Erkenntnissen bringt.

Unser Coaching ist immer zielbasiert, und wir evaluieren es kontinuierlich und passen uns an, um sicherzustellen, dass wir dem vereinbarten Ziel nach jeder Coaching-Sitzung näher kommen. Wenn wir vom Kurs abkommen, korrigieren wir ihn, und wenn das Ziel mehr relevant ist, passen wir das Ziel an.

Mentoring

Der Unterschied zwischen Coaching und Mentoring ist subtil, und der Fokus zwischen Coaching und Mentoring ändert sich während einem Auftrag häufig. Das Ziel unserer Mentoring-Sitzungen ist es, Wissen und Erfahrung weiterzugeben und Türen zu öffnen, die ausser Reichweite erscheinen. Unsere Trainer verfügen über ein jahrzehntelang angesammeltes Testing Know-How und sind erfahrene Trainer und Lehrer, die eine höchst effektive Beziehung zwischen Mentor und Mentee garantieren.

Test Management

Wir glauben, Software Testing ist zu einem grossen Teil nicht vorhersehbar und unsere gemeinsame Erfahrung bestätigt das. Als Gegenmassnahme möchten wir so wenig Zeit wie möglich für die Planung aufwenden und verbringen stattdessen den Grossteil unserer Bemühungen beim Testen selbst. Natürlich planen wir. Natürlich arbeiten wir Strategien aus. Aber wir unterlassen es, den Kopf in den Sand zu stecken und zu glauben, dass sich nichts ändern wird. Wir wissen, dass wir im Verlauf des Testprojekts alle klüger und besser werden. Nicht alle Tests bleiben wertvoll. Nicht alle Bereiche behalten das gleiche Risiko.

Unser Werkzeugkasten ist sehr versatil und adaptiv und ist in der Regel unaufdringlich und passt sich den Werkzeugen und Methoden an, welche Sie in Ihrer Organisation bereits verwenden: Wir verwenden Mindmaps und Whiteboards, um die Übersicht zu behalten. Visualisierungen sind hilfreich, um Status und Ziele aufzuzeigen und aber gleichzeitig neue Ideen nicht zu beschränken. Wann immer möglich, wenden wir gerne entweder Session-Based oder Thread-Based Testing an, weil dies die Freiheit der Tester fördert, um wirklich gut testen zu können, während trotzdem alles unter Kontrolle bleibt.

Ein Grossteil des Testmanagements ist die Logistik von Menschen und ihren Qualifikationen, Software, Daten, Umgebungen und alles andere zum gewünschten Zeitpunkt bereit zu halten. Wir neigen dazu, uns auf die Tester, ihr Können und ihre berufliche Entwicklung zu konzentrieren. Wir bevorzugen es, Menschen und nicht Testfälle zu managen. Wir verwenden Coaching und Mentoring, weil wir uns nicht mit Mittelmass zufrieden geben. Wir denken, dass Tester, die zuversichtlich, geschickt und Stolz auf ihre Arbeit sind, auch die besten Resultate erbringen. Wer will schon eine “Resource” sein und ferngesteuert durchschnittliche Arbeit verrichten?

Wir ermuntern die Anwendung von verschiedenen Arten von Testreporting, weil unterschiedliche Bedürfnisse nicht mit einem standardisierten “One-Size-Fits-All”-Report abgehandelt werden können, welches vom gerade verwendeten Testmanagement Tool erzeugt wird. Unser Ziel ist es, jederzeit rechtzeitig Ergebnisse melden zu können, auf den Punkt gebracht, ohne die Unsicherheiten zu verbergen. Wie sonst können unsere Ergebnisse für Sie von Nutzen sein?

Letztlich geht es darum, vertrauenswürdige und verständliche Informationen an die richtigen Leute zur richtigen Zeit zu bringen.

Test Engineering

Unter unseren Beratern befinden sich einige der weltweit führenden Experten des Context-Driven Software Testings. House of Test ist in der Lage, Berater einzusetzen, die direkt in Ihrem Testteam arbeiten oder sich in Ihre agiles Teams einbetten, um sowohl grossartige Arbeit zu verrichten und Ihr Team darin zu schulen, das gleiche zu tun.

Wir zeigen uns von unserer besten Seite, wenn wir in einem frühen Stadium in das Projekt hinzukommen wenn die Requirements gesammelt werden, welche dann Basis unserer Teststrategie werden. Natürlich ist das Überprüfen von Anforderungen nur ein kleiner Teil dessen, was wert-orientiertes Testen ist. In dem wir proaktiv arbeiten, überarbeiten wir ständig unsere Teststrategie, und indem wir mehr über die expliziten Requirements lernen, verstehen wir auch mehr über die impliziten Requirements, was uns hilft die “unbekannten Unbekannten” aufzuspüren, bevor Sie ihr Produkt auf den Markt bringen.

Sobald ein testbares Produkt verfügbar ist, werden unsere Consultants sich darin vertiefen und die Software (oder Hardware) von allen Seiten testen. Wir haben umfangreiche Erfahrungen mit dem Testen von Produkten in einer Vielzahl von Domänen und Geschäftsbereichen, seien es mobile Anwendungen und web-basierte Dienste oder Medizinalprodukte. Wir verstehen, dass Ihr Unternehmen einzigartig ist, aber wir wagen zu behaupten, dass wir in der Lage sind, einen grossen Teil unserer kollektiven Erfahrung einzubringen. Wir liefern qualitätsbezogene Informationen, auf die Sie sich verlassen können.

Peformance Testing

Eine der schwierigsten Testaufgaben für viele Organisationen ist das Performance-Testing. House of Test verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung bei der Erstellung und Durchführung von Performance Teststrategien mit massgeschneiderten Reports, die Ihrer Organisation hilft zu verstehen, wo Ihre Performance Verbesserungbemühungen den meisten Nutzen bringen können.

Test Automatisierung

Unsere Continuous Integration Experten können Ihrer Organisation helfen, zu einem kontinuierlich releasebaren Stand zu kommen. Wir helfen Ihnen, die richtige Build Umgebung zu finden und eine für Sie praktikable und effektive Unit Test Strategie zu implementieren.

Wir können auch dazu beitragen, die Automatisierung Ihrer Tests zu übernehmen, die Ihnen helfen, Informationen über den Zustand ihrer Software zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt zu gewinnen.

Automatisierung kann Ihren Testern helfen, sich auf die Exploration des Produktes zu konzentrieren, anstatt das zu prüfen, was eine Maschine besser kann. Ihre unternehmerischen Entscheidungen werden dann auf einer soliden Plattform von zeitnahen und qualitätsbezogenen Informationen ruhen.

Finden Sie den idealen Kandidaten

Wenn es etwas gibt, worin wir wirklich gut sind, dann ist es unsere Fähigkeit, einen guten Tester oder eine gute Testerin in der Menge zu erkennen. Wir bieten an, ihnen bei der Analyse der Lebensläufe zu helfen und erfolgsversprechende Kandidaten zu identifizieren.

Wenn Sie eine paar Kandidaten für ein Vorstellungsgespräch ausgewählt haben, können unsere Berater ein Pre-Screening durchführen und alle durch eine Reihe von Übungen führen, um eine engere Auswahl für eine weitere Runde zu qualifizieren.

Wir bereiten das Screening durch direkte Gespräch mit Ihrem Team und ihren Mitarbeitern vor, um herauszufinden, was die dringendsten Bedürfnisse der Organisationen sind. Das erlaubt es uns, ein Verständnis für Ihre Unternehmenskultur und die herrschende Gruppendynamik zu entwickeln, welche die Kandidaten vorfinden würden, wenn sie bei der Bewerbung erfolgreich sind.

Wir helfen Ihnen, jemanden Besonderes zu finden.

  • “To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.”

    Patti Smith

  • “Punk rock is very rebellious, of course, but it also means thinking for yourself.”

    Dexter Holland

  • “Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock.”

    Henry Rollins

Weiterbildung

House of Test bietet für Einzelpersonen und Organisationen, die ihre Test Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten weiterentwickeln wollen, massgeschneiderte Schulungen, Mentoring und Coaching Pakete an.

Um unser Schulungsangebot zu stärken, arbeitet House of Test auch mit bekannten internationalen Experten in Context-Driven Testing Umfeld und Rapid Software Testing zusammen. Achten Sie auf die kommenden Schulungen mit weltweit führenden Testexperten, wie James Bach und Michael Bolton.

Sie wollen eine Schulung in Ihrem Unternehmen organisieren? Sprechen Sie mit uns, wir werden das für Sie arrangieren.

 

Treten Sie ein in Ilari’s Spektakulären Testing Zirkus. Unsere Pforten sind offen für sowohl Tester als auch Entwickler. Die Löwenbändiger und Clowns heissen Sie willkommen zur Show. Nehmen Sie Platz. Die Lichter werden gedämpft. Die Bühne ist frei für Spektakel und Wunder. Geniessen Sie die Show!

Dieser Eintages-Workshop beleuchtet einige der wichtigsten Dimensionen des Software Testings. Jede Sektion beinhaltet eine kurze Einführung, gefolgt von praktischen Übungen oder Spielen. Aktive Teilnahme ist nicht zwingend aber sehr empfohlen. Wir werden folgende Themen durchspielen:

  • Was genau ist Software Testing?
    Ja, was ist es denn genau? Was ist der Wert, der unsere Arbeit als Software Tester in das Produkt bringt? Wir reflektieren über unsere Tätigkeit und was genau unser “Produkt” ist. Es gibt dazu ein Spiel in sechs Akten.
  • Testing Missionen
    Die Teilnehmer werden etwas testen und dabei herausfinden, wie wichtig es ist, die Mission genau zu klären. Natürlich sind ein paar Fallen eingebaut. Ein wichtiges Instrument des Software Testers ist “Fragen stellen”.
  • Checking & Testing
    Es ist ein äusserst wichtiges semantisches Instrument, bei unserer Arbeit zwischen Testen und Checken zu unterscheiden. Wir ergründen die Tiefen und diskutieren über Automatisierung, nicht-technisches Testing und welche Unterscheidung sinnvoll sind.
  • “Safety Language”
    Die Worte, die wir wählen, beeinflussen unser Denken. Indem wir Aussagen mit Vorsicht machen und uns immer wieder vergewissern, was wir wissen und was wir vermuten, erschliesst sich uns das Testobjekt in grösserer Tiefe. Wir benützen dazu “Safety Language”. Dieses Modul beinhaltet ein kurzes Spiel und eine Evaluierung davon.
  • Modellieren
    Um die Software zu verstehen, anerbietet es sich, darüber ein Modell aufzustellen. Auch hier wird es wieder ein unterhaltsames Spiel geben, bei welchem die Teilnehmer herausfinden, wie effektives Modelling funktioniert.
  • Beobachten
    Etwas zu beobachten hat physiologische und psychologische Komponenten. Wie bringt man sich dazu, das Relevante zu beobachten? Dieses Modul beinhaltet eine Einführung in Aufmerksamkeit und in die Regeln, mit welchen unser Gehirn Daten verarbeitet. Natürlich gibt es auch hier eine unterhaltsame Komponente.
  • Fokusieren/Defokusieren und die Generierung von Testideen
    Was tun, wenn man stecken bleibt? Nicht mehr weiter weiss mit der Arbeit? Welche Möglichkeiten bestehen, damit man weiter testen kann. Eine Einführung in diverse Heuristiken, die helfen können, das Testing effektiver zu gestalten.

Es wird Rätsel und Gelächter geben und eine auffällige Abwesenheit von Powerpoint Folien. Also, treten Sie ein und lassen Sie sich unterhalten (Sie werden vermutlich sogar etwas Brauchbares lernen)

 

Wir haben fünf Sinne, mit denen wir unsere Umgebung beobachten können. Tasten, Schmecken, Riechen, Hören und Sehen. Diese fünf Sinne sind die Eingangspforten in unser Hirn. Weil die Menge der auf uns auftreffenden Information zu gross ist, haben wir starke Filter installiert. Manchmal verpassen wir dadurch das Offensichtliche. Nun, wie können Sie ihre Beobachtungsgabe verbessern? Was heisst es, ein guter Beobachter zu sein? Können Sie diese Fähigkeit trainieren?

Sobald Sie eine relevante Beobachtung gemacht haben, möchten Sie diese vielleicht beschreiben. Das geschieht üblicherweise mündlich oder schriftlich. Da natürliche Sprache anfällig ist für Fehler und Missdeutungen, muss man da grosse Vorsicht walten lassen. Nun, wie können Sie sich bei Ihren Beschreibungen verbessern? Was ist eine gute Beschreibung? Können Sie das trainieren?

Da beides, Beobachtung und Beschreibung, integrale Bestandteile von fast jeder Testing Aktivität sind, haben Sie hier die Gelegenheit, sich in diese wichtigen Aspekte des Software Testings zu vertiefen. Für Software Tester gibt es eine breite Palette von Fähigkeiten, die Sie beherrschen müssen, um Ihren Job gut zu machen. Das Studium von theoretischen Modellen und praktischen Anwendungen können Ihnen helfen, um besser zu werden.

Dieser Halbtages-Workshop wird eine Mischung von theoretischer Einführung  und praktischen Übungen in den verschiedenen Domänen sein. Wir werden die Psychologie der Aufmerksamkeit behandeln, uns über linguistische Modelle unterhalten und gemeinsam Übungen durchführen. Ich plane auch, Peer Reviews über die Übungen durchzuführen und es wird eine lebhafte Diskussion unter den Teilnehmern geben.

 

Stellen Sie sich vor, Ihr Team sitzt nicht gemütlich zusammen im gleichen Raum oder Gebäude, sondern verteilt über verschiedene Länder. Wie halten Sie die Kommunikation aufrecht? Wie gehen Sie mit einer solchen Situation um als Manager? Wie stellen Sie sicher, dass wichtige Information an die richtigen Leute fliesst?

Ilari Henrik Aegerter war in der Vergangenheit der Manager von Productivity & Test Engineering beim weltweit grössten Marktplatz eBay und hatte dort ein Team, welches verteilt war auf Zürich, Berlin, Paris, London und Moskau. Dieser Workshop ist eine Verbindung von einem Erfahrungsreport über die Schwierigkeiten und auch eine “Experiential Session” über die Kommunikation mit Einschränkungen.

Die Teilnehmer werden eine kurze Übersicht über die Erfahrungen von Ilari bekommen und dann in eine Simulation gebracht, in der sie in einem Mini-Projekt kollaborieren müssen, um es erfolgreich durchzuführen. Natürlich wird es Störungen geben, welche das Unterfangen noch etwas schwieriger machen werden.

 

Körper und Geist sind unseparierbare Einheiten und die alten Griechen wussten dies bereits. Diese Session startet mit einer Einführung in die Peripatetische Schule des Denkens. Die Teilnehmer werden eine Einsicht erlangen, warum körperliche Bewegung und Denken gegenseitig Unterstützende Tätigkeiten sind.

Dann gehen wir auf einen Spaziergang.

Wir werden gemütlich zu Fuss gehen und sehen, wohin uns unser Weg führt. Die ganze Session wird draussen stattfinden, und wir spazieren in einer gemütlichen Geschwindigkeit draussen in der Natur. Es wird sowohl eine Übung in Lösungsfindung sein, als auch eine “Experiential Session”. Nicht viel ist bekannt darüber, wohin uns diese Session führt. Vielleicht treffen sich die alten Griechen auch mit 21. Jahrhundert Geekery und es könnte eine Aufzeichnung über Teile der Session geben.

Kommen Sie ausgestattet mit ihren Testing Problemen, Gedanken und Rätseln und alle Teilnehmer werden fröhlich einstimmen in gemeinsames Lösungsfinden. Sie werde nach dieser unvergesslichen Session sowohl glücklicher als auch weiser sein.

Abstract

This 3-day couse is aimed at providing the students with basic knowledge and experience with planning and performing ET (Exploratory Testing), organizing the work and fitting the test results to the surrounding context. It starts from the context and points to different tools such as heuristics, note taking and SBTM/MTBS (Session-Based Test Management / Managing Testing Based on Sessions), to create effective and valuable testing, based on skill, thought and risks.

The course is highly interactive and packed with exercises that are always debriefed and analyzed to help students internalize their newly learned skills and tools.

The course can be extended with coaching activities to help the students incorporate ET in their work.

Course Objectives

The course covers the principles of CDT (Context-Driven Testing), the discipline of ET (Exploratory Testing), SBTM (Session-based Test Management) for managing the testing as well as Test Strategizing, Planning and Reporting based on Heuristics, Opportunities and Risks. The course relates everything we do to how it works within an Agile context, points to different Tools and Methods that may be of use along the way, and includes a perspective on how testing is fused with different needs (like ‘Cover all the requirements’, ‘What to do with the bugs’ and the impossibility of testing everything and getting effective testing done in the short time that is available).

Participants will gain basic knowledge and experience with planning and performing ET (Exploratory Testing), organizing the work and fitting the test results to the surrounding context

Who will benefit?

This course is most appropriate for Testers, Test Engineers, Test Leads, Test Consultants and Test Managers.

Details

Delegates are required to bring their own Laptop PC’s (not MAC or iPad’s), since a lot of the training is based on real hands-on exercises run on PC).

Duration: 3 days
Language: Danish or English
Teacher/Coach: Carsten Feilberg

Abstract

Agile development methodologies have quickly gained ground around the world and are today one of the more prevalent models for software development. For testers, the transition from traditional development models can be difficult or even frightening. It doesn’t have to be though.

In this 2-day course, you get to do a deep-dive into the what the principles of agile development means for testers and how you can transform your work into becoming both more efficient and effective.

Most parts of the course will contain practical exercises that will allow participants to not only gain theoretical knowledge, but also put it into practice right away, and thus gain a deeper understanding of the different topics.

Course Objectives

We’ll be discussing the tester’s role in agile teams and how to best create an agile test strategy. Participants will gain a better understanding of what exploratory testing can offer as well as knowledge of different sorts of heuristic tools and checklists that are absolutely essential for an agile tester.

Furthermore, we will go through the test management frameworks Session-based Test Management and Thread-based Test Management and discuss how they can be applied to gain traceability and help build a strong foundation for test reporting in an agile setting.

The course also contains sections dedicated to the role of test reporting, test automation, and different test tools that can help simplify your work as an agile tester.

Who will benefit?

Anybody working with testing in an agile setting, as well as Scrum Master and managers who need a deeper understanding for the role testing plays in an agile team or organization.

Details

Duration: 2 Days
Language: Swedish or English
Teacher/Coach: Johan Jonasson

Abstract

Software projects today are often large and complex. This requires a test organization which is able to work with requirements and risks in a structured way. Structured testing includes clear goals, strategies and coverage. One important tool in structured testing is to use test design techniques. Test design techniques make it possible to create test cases with better precision, a more specific coverage and better prioritization.

Many testers know about test design theories, but for some reason, an aware usage of test design techniques is not very common in many test organizations.

During two days, the most common black box test design techniques will be explained in theory and with examples. Several exercises will help the students to understand how and when to apply the different techniques, like Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, State-Transition testing, Decision-tables, Use-case testing and Pairwise testing.

This workshop can be extended with coaching if needed.

After the workshops, the real challenge is to actually apply the new skills in the everyday work. A period of coaching within the “real” work could be very beneficial, especially for less experienced testers. The coaching could be done with one tester at a time, or with smaller groups of testers. The coach can help with requirement analysis, test case reviews and creation, etc. All with a focus on black box test design techniques.

Course Objectives

To get the tester acquainted with test design techniques usable in daily work.

Who will benefit?

Testers, Test developers

Details

Duration: 2 Days. Can be extended with personal coaching.
Language: Swedish, Danish or English
Teacher/Coach: Carsten Feilberg

Abstract

Exploratory Testing (ET) is an approach to software testing that is concisely described as simultaneous learning, test design and test execution. Cem Kaner, who coined the term in 1983, now defines exploratory testing as “a style of software testing that emphasizes the personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester to continually optimize the quality of his/her work by treating test-related learning, test design, test execution, and test result interpretation as mutually supportive activities that run in parallel throughout the project.” That definition also says something about why Exploratory Testing is such a powerful approach, once mastered. Some prominent experts in the field have even gone so far as to equate the word “testing” with Exploratory Testing, while referring to test case-driven, scripted testing as “checking”.

Course objectives

Introducing Exploratory Testing and showing its powers as a structured way of challenging a product in order to learn about it, and introducing SBTM as a systematic approach to keeping the direction and provide accountability of the testing done.

Who will benefit?

Testers, test managers, project managers, developers, architects

Details

Duration: 2-day workshop
Language: English, Danish or Swedish
Teacher/Coach: Carsten Feilberg or Henrik Andersson

Abstract

Session-Based Test Management is a way to make the intangibles of Exploratory Testing more tangible. It was specifically developed as a framework to organize testing so as to optimize and stay focused on the more important parts, while keeping up with the flexibility and powerful adaptation to change that Exploratory Testing provides. It means we have a set of expectations for what kind of work will be done and how it will be reported. As in a recording studio, this work is done in “sessions.” Sessions range typically from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the charter – or “mission statement”, which the tester will focus on – for that time. Learning to describe, select and prioritize charters, debriefing the vital information and constantly meet the needs of the stakeholders is fun, giving and also challenging, especially in fast-moving projects with tight schedules.

Course objectives

To introduce and help the students set up SBTM as their primary tool for directing test activities. The course involves real problem solving related to introducing SBTM in an organisation and gives the students various tools and insights that helps them solving these problems.

Who will benefit?

Test managers, testers (Knowledge of exploratory testing (ET) is recommended)

Details

Duration: 2-day workshop
Language: Danish or English
Teacher/Coach: Carsten Feilberg

Abstract

This workshop mixes practical exercises and theory briefings with the participants’ own learning goals. The students will experience what participating in an actual Scrum project can be like. We will have experiental designed exercises covering all roles, artifacts and ceremonies in Scrum but more important we focus on bringing understanding to the social science aspects of Agile. This to emphasize the importance of good communication and teamwork.

The last day focuses entirely on applying the knowledge participants have gained into the context of a project. This day is about making Scrum work for you, in your circumstances. It is an advantage (but not necessary) if there is a certain amount of time (e.g. 1 week) between the first two workshop days and the third. This to allow the participants the possibility of receiving knowledge, translating it into practice and being able to bring fresh problems and examples to the last day of the workshop.

Course objectives

The goal of this workshop is that you as a participant will get a basic understanding of how and why Scrum works, and gain an insight into how to apply this in practice.

Who will benefit?

Managers, developers, testers

Details

Duration: 3 Days
Language: Swedish, Danish or English
Teacher/Coach: Johan Jonasson or Henrik Andersson

Die Rebellen

Ilari Henrik Aegerter

Mein Studium hat mich von Allgemeiner Linguistik und Soziologie zu Software Engineering und Software Testing geführt. Da mich der Beruf fasziniert hat, habe ich kontinuierlich an meinen Fähigkeiten gearbeitet. Context-driven zu sein ist eine natürliche Schlussfolgerung daraus und ich bin überzeugt, dass Software Testing nicht einfach eine klerikale Arbeit ist, sondern ein Beruf, der ein hohes Mass von Fertigkeiten bedarf.

Ich habe 10+ Jahre Erfahrung in Gebieten wie Medizinalsoftware bei Phonak AG und E-Commerce bei eBay. Zur Zeit bin ich der Managing Director von House of Test und ich glaube, es gibt noch viel zu tun, um hoch-qualitatives Software Testing zu fördern.

Im Jahr 2013 habe ich die International Society for Software Testing (ISST) mitbegründet, welche sich dafür einsetzt, gesunden Menschenverstand zurück ins Software Testing zu bringen. Ich bin zur Zeit Präsident der Organisation. 2015 wurde ich in den Vorstand der Association for Software Testing (AST) gewählt, wo ich die Rolle des Executive at Large einnehme.

Da ich gerne spreche, präsentiere ich oft an internationalen Software Testing Konferenzen, und ich bin auch oft eingeladen, an Firmenanlässen zu sprechen. Von Zeit zu Zeit führe ich Software Testing Workshops durch, was ich sehr geniesse.

Bestandteil von Software Testing zu sein fühlt sich für mich nicht wie Arbeit an, und es macht mir sehr viel Spass, jeden Tag das zu machen was ich liebe.

In meiner privaten Zeit lese ich viele Bücher und Comics, verbringe Zeit mit meiner Familie, teste die Möglichkeiten dieser Welt mit meinen Kindern und teste gutes Essen in Restaurants mit meiner Frau. Ich glaube daran, dass Menschen generell gut sind und dass es mehr als genug hat für alle. Das führt dazu, dass ich sehr häufig gut gelaunt bin.

Henrik Andersson

House of Test is my fuel, it is the platform to make ideas happen and it is our contribution to develop testing further. I co-founded this company to enable testers to live out their passion for testing in order to become the best skilled testers ever.

I believe that we grow and become better by sharing knowledge and learn from others. I do this through the context driven testing community where I am a well know and respected face and voice.

I’m co-founder of the world renowned Let´s Test conference with the purpose to provide a home and learning ground for our community.

Locally I’m founder and host of ConTest at FooCafe in Malmö where we share experiences and learn from each other to raise awareness of and to advance Context Driven Testing.

Internationally  I co-founded ISST (International Society for Software Testing). Our mission is to put common sense back into testing.

As you can see this not only my job, this is my life and I love it.

Johan Jonasson

Testing is a highly cerebral activity that breaks down if it’s limited by rigid processes, trapped in dense and senseless documentation or controlled by spreadsheet toting metric jockeys. Excellent testing requires skilled, passionate professionals who lets their work be guided by the information revealed by testing, rather than forced by a plan that became obsolete at first contact with the software. When I co-founded House of Test back in 2008, that was the kind of testing I wanted to learn more about, and today I can confidently call myself a leading expert in the field.

I’m a long-time member of the context-driven community of testers, where my work with the Let’s Test conferences, as one if the originators, is one of the contributions I’m most proud of today. I’m also one of the founding members and president of the International Society for Software Testing, which is a world-wide association of testers who work together to develop and promote approaches to software testing that emphasizes value and the role that skilled testers play in its delivery, as well as openly oppose and criticize practices that are wasteful or that seek to dehumanize testing

On the local level, I have helped create the EAST association for software testers, which is a local peer group centered around the Linköping region in Sweden, that meet up once a month to share experiences and help develop each other’s testing skills.

And I’m just getting started.

Georg Lysen

In co-founding House of Test, I saw an opportunity for freedom; a freedom from dictated models and conformative thinking, a freedom to broaden my horizons and grow as a tester. Most of all, it’s a freedom to do a damn good job and it’s a freedom I take very seriously.

In my more than 15 years of working with IT, I have come across the good, the bad and the ugly within software development, all of which helped me build a broad base to stand on and approach any new situation with confidence and skill. It has also given me a great testing toolbox to choose and select from based on the unique context of any new project. Quality, as much as I love it, is not a one-man show and I aim to get everyone to feel engaged in the quality of the product by spreading my enthusiasm, sharing valuable information and having my bug reports be something even the developers look forward to receiving.

Carsten Feilberg

I might well be the test manager you are looking for.

I am seeking to help organisations to find better ways to do and use testing of the software they deal with, based on my deep technical knowledge combined with years of continuous study of testing as a craft. I practice testing myself still from time to time, and is quite enjoying it – but not when I am working as a manager. Well, you don’t ask your project manager to type in code either, do you? And I don’t have time for it then, because it takes a lot to spark peoples interest and motivation using coaching, teaching and encouragement – and keeping everyone on the track.

Ultimately I find testing to be about the ability to inform you about the product we are working on. In order to do so, all testers need to grow their knowledge about the product – and only learning can do that. In order to learn, we ask questions, explore, study and investigate. That is testing.

It’s not our job to manage test cases based on their status. That is checking, confirming, but not learning. It is our job to see what no one else have seen, to find what others missed and tell about it clearly and openly. And that is hard, but also fun and rewarding. When I see your smile because we have helped you get a confident and clear insight into the product we build, I know we are on the right track.

Louise Perold

Testing is not just a career to me, it is a massive part of who I am. I have been blessed to come across people who have inspired me and taught me and I believe I have been that person to others over the years. The learning never stops though, and I continue to practice the craft and apply learnings from other disciplines back into software testing.

I am at my happiest when I see a team able to do their best testing work and add valuable information into the system. One way I like to do this is to be part of the team. Mentoring and coaching the team from an external viewpoint is also something I am comfortable with. I realise that much of the work we do is heavily influenced by the greater system we are in. I have many years experience of making these things visible and coming up with practical ideas to maximize the value derived from the testing efforts.

Building the craft and community of testing in South Africa is also a passion of mine. To this end, I am the co-organiser of Let’s Test South Africa and the founder and co-organiser of the Joburg Software Testers Meetup. I am also one of the founding members of ISST – the International Society for Software Testing.

I enjoy speaking at conferences and have spoken at Let’s Test in Sweden, Copenhagen Context and CAST in North America and I was the co-program chair for CAST 2013.

As Director and Consultant at House of Test South Africa, I am hoping to continue working with awesome people, partnering with friends whom I respect and working my butt off to promote $hit HoT testing.

Martin Nilsson

I’m a kick ass tester with an incredibly wide spectrum of skills; from programming microprocessors to developing Continuous Integrations strategies for development organizations. My unusual combination of technical expertise and understanding of systems and organizations has made me a favourite to throw into highly complex situations on short notice.
Quote from my last customer for whom I in six months went from a System Tester to the Test Coordinator of a project with a hundred testers: “We didn’t believe your CV. We were wrong”. Not only do I perform my work excellently, I also spread my passion of Test to my colleagues, enabling their growth as well in their trade.

My drive comes from a curiosity of technology and people and I leverage this heavily in my passion for test. I’m able to outpace my competition by having my work as a hobby and therefore I’m constantly evolving my abilities in my craft.

Lars Sjödahl

I’m a technically curious tester with a burning interest in anything connecting software with the physical world, from small sensors to large moving constructions. With a background in engineering physics where I cleaned house with all courses at the department of electrical measurements, I’ve spent 13 years in research and development, mainly testing embedded software. With the unusual combination of both being at home in the borderland between software and hardware, and being an experienced context-driven tester, I’m the perfect choice for testing anything that interacts with the physical world. Being an evangelist for quick-to-develop, easy-to-change equipment such as Arduino, I’m used to helping testers take their tool-making to the next level, crafting the right tools for their own context, while tirelessly coming up with more questions to find ways to test, analyse and understand a product’s capabilities and limitations.

In my spare time I’m often improving my self-built 3D-printer, building and programming robots and hydroponic systems or building high powered rockets, which I’ve attained international certification to launch. I also cultivate an interest in genre films.

Andreas Cederholm

Testing is not just my livelihood, it is part of my identity. In order to constantly learn and improve to become a superhero tester I read and write test related blogs and books, presentations, discuss testing at test conferences or local test meet-ups and am an active part of the test community. I love to share my knowledge and passion for testing, and it shows in my work.

I have worked with world class test automation, creating automated checks and creating test framework, heavily based on requirements but have also worked with Session Based testing where information for test ideas were taken from multiple sources.

My experiences have taught me many important lessons and that above all, Context matters.

Johanna Forsberg

I am an awesome tester that is burning for what I do and not even a firefighter can put that fire out!

I started my career at The Incubator program by House of Test. In addition to working full time as a consultant I was additionally studying Test over ten hours each week for two years. I loved that challenge because I love to learn and grow increasingly better in my trade. During the two years in the Incubator program I have gone from a junior tester to a Test Lead with teams in multiple countries.

After the incredible time as an Incubator I joined the wonderful team at House of Test. Here I get inspired to become even better, to think more and to learn even more.

Arto Suominen

I am a tester who tackles testing challenges head on and gets results. Passion for testing, dedication to quality, and thirst for exploration are what makes me tick and what drives me towards excellent performance. This performance has been praised greatly by clients in various fields such as e-commerce and banking, some even being surprised that “testing can be done this well”.

I thrive under challenges, utilizing skills in session based test management, test automation, programming, to name a few. Combined with an inquisitive mind, I have the tools needed to work with in context.
Even though my experience is diverse, I always strive to learn more and improve. That, to me, is the meaning of life.

Bahaderjon Ahunov

I am an ambitious and driven left & right brain thinker with strong analytic skills and a passion for solving complex problems with no excuse attitude. I enjoy learning new things and  I’m able to identify and appreciate hundreds of different ways that small detail can be crashed in. I’m proud to say that I’m different and as a matter of fact testing requires one to be different beyond the formalities to catch that tremendous failure before reaching the end users and that is what impacts the success of any product.

In the long run testing is about giving the right feedback to the stakeholders right? Yes, but if that feedback isn’t a pragmatic one then the test activity wasn’t effective in its approach either.

Testing is about recognizing the uniqueness of a thing and exploring it in the light of that uniqueness.
That’s what makes the real difference.
That’s where I make a difference.

Maria Kedemo

I see things. I see things that are different. I see different perspectives. I see how things are connected from the smallest detail to the larger picture. My passion radiates when I get to work with my holistic approach to software testing. I’m at my best when I can help an individual, a team or company to improve their testing skills, approach to testing and to take pride in what they do. By coaching others I also learn and improve my own skills; something that is extremely important to me.

I have a vast experience within software development where my main focus has been software testing and test management. What brings all the different roles and things I’ve done together is my drive to make things happen. It doesn’t matter whether it is about searching for information about the product I am testing or finding the right person to hire for my team.

Sharing my knowledge and discussing software testing related topics is something I love to do. So if you need some perspective on your software testing, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Bolette Stubbe Teglbjærg

When faced with testing problems, I attack them with courage, wits and a profound knowledge about testing from both practical experience and a strong theoretical basis. I easily become a highly valued part of any team I engage with, probably because I truly care for my fellow human beings and put a lot of importance into being present, curious and serious – spiced with my deeply rooted humor and contagious laughter. I simply make up good company and spread calmness and fun. I’m an advocate for Context-Driven Testing and understand how to implement it in all environments.
Thinking is important for me, and I’m always ready to challenge arguments that are just too shallow or unsupported. Even doing so with grace, I leverage the discussions and outcomes by raising the bar of professionalism.
Testing is about getting the right information to the right people at the right time, and by this creed I live and work.

Vivien Ibironke Ibiyemi

I’m a terrific tester with genuine interest in development and quality assurance of engineering products. My innovative demeanor makes me always willing to embrace new challenges. My techie mind inspires a lot of curiosity in me, making me an eager and fast learner of my client’s product. I have a unique, effective and efficient way of exploring a product, paying attention to details. Hunting bugs is more or less an hobby for me hence with me there’s no hiding place for bugs!

I’m highly skilled in setting the right priorities therefore testing the most important things first, so no wonder I find important problems. With a blend of competence in manual and automated testing and Scrum, my ability to effectively communicate and get along with team members while getting the job done makes me a valuable resource on projects. Context-driven testing is my way of life and I’m an ambassador of House of Test.

Göran Bakken

I’m an experienced and highly devoted tester who is very appreciated by customers. They value my consistent delivery of high quality results and my contribution of enthusiasm and commitment which spreads to the whole team. During my many different assignment I’ve become an expert in quickly identifying and getting deep knowledge of the critical parts of new systems . I’m known for having a relentless drive to improve everything I see and touch. I’m also constantly trying to improve myself as a tester by sharpening my technical skills but also to further develop my mental abilities. To improve I read books, blogs, attends conferences and seminars. I also take self studying courses and spend time on own projects. I have excellent communication skills and have on several occasions held seminars for customers on tools and test methodology. I take great pride in being an excellent tester, but even more in helping myself and others improve as testers every day.

Nicola Owen

I’m passionate about software testing. I believe, to be an effective tester you need to be a strong communicator – and if the person you’re talking to isn’t on the same page: Try again. Use diagrams; body language; change of wording.

As a tester I’m constantly looking for ways to grow and learn; whether that be through taking courses, reading blogs or bouncing ideas off people I look up to in the field. I also grow and learn by keeping a testing blog. It helps me document my learning journey and see how my thought processes have changed over time. 

I’m a strong advocate for Context Driven Testing as it doesn’t believe in a “one size fits all approach” to testing. There’s no such thing as best practices because the context between different projects can differ greatly.

When I’m not at work, you’ll probably find me cooking, baking or watching stand-up comedy. I also love learning foreign languages – it’s a great way to experience a new culture. 

Paschalis Bimpisidis

I am a passionate and enthusiastic individual who has started his journey in the software testing world some years ago. In this journey I have gained experience from testing big e-commerce platforms, cloud systems and many more services. During those assignments I had the chance to prove my skills and at the same time become better at it.

I am detail-oriented, with great communication skills and I can be a valuable asset to every company who takes testing seriously. In order to keep this journey going, I always strive to learn from the best and constantly improve and that’s one of the many reasons I joined the team at House of Test.

Simon Berner

I started my career in IT as a system engineer/administrator and then later as a developer. I finally stumbled over testing and it stuck with me. I love the burnt smell of deep thinking while testing and to forget the rest of the world while I’m absorbed with awesome testing. I’m very enthusiastic about software testing – especially for those things I don’t know yet. I’m experienced in story testing, performance testing and mobile testing. Besides that, I have also deep knowledge in requirements engineering and agile project- and application management, I’m good at talking to customers and I’m a very good listener and tacit observer. The restlessness drives me, I’m always open to learn something new and like a chameleon I’m able to fit me into every new challenge and situation.

For me House of Test is like being among rock stars. It is the ultimate place to grow, learn, congress, communicate and debate. It’s full of responsibility, freedom, passion and satisfaction, to evolve as human beings and testers. I give all the power I’ve got for moving us forward and getting a bit wiser each day.

Katrine Kavli

I am full of passion. Not only for testing, but for a myriad of interests and hobbies. I want to know everything in the world, and if something catches my interest, I use every waking hour on gathering information on it. That’s why I not only know my way around testing, I also excel at  scripting, developing websites, making graphic design and implementing usability in everything I do. What does users and customers think of when they use your product? I can tell you. For years I’ve been studying how humans and the digital realm interact in so many different areas. And if I’m not familiar with a subject or a program, you can damn well rely on that I’ll learn all about it in no time. In short, I’m a digital octopus.

I believe in smiles, respect and a positive attitude to people around me and my tasks. I’m loyal and very helpful, but not the least afraid to question authority or call bullshit on established routines and processes. I’m not in this job make the most money in the shortest amount of time, to sell expensive and/or needless solutions, to show off my fancy blue shirts, or to compete with my testing colleagues on assignments. I don’t do drama and politics. I’m in this job to help you find weaknesses in software that you never even knew existed, and to learn as much as humanly possible.

Diana Flores

My motto is do it better. As testers we have the opportunity to find improvements. We have both the overview, by being involved in different phases, and also the behind the scenes look, by being involved in finding root causes.

My motivation in choosing a career in IT was to solve problems, learn about new ideas and share the better practices.

I started university in Budapest for Informatics-Mathematics, and did English-language IT-teacher training as well, which matched my desire to combine a human side to the rational subjects. I continued with a thesis and case study on socio-technical congruence, when I moved to Amsterdam for a Computer Science MSc.

My first work experience, software configuration manager, thought me how important communication is, being the connection point of developers, testers and project managers, which I kept in mind when I became a tester.

I enjoyed especially the agile projects, as it gives you the most room to change towards efficiency.

I joined HoT to be among the motivated people who feel that testing is not just a job, it is our profession, so I feel at home here.

Zeljko Markovic

I started as a software developer and evolved soon into a test engineer. Quality and testing means a lot to me. In 2009 I moved from Germany to Switzerland. I am quite familiar with functional test automation and I have experience with session based exploratory testing, test design, test management and agile practices.

My experience in international teams gives me varied skills and the ability to work with many different types of people. I am a conscientious person, intuitive and a strategic analytical thinker who pays attention to details and user’s desires. Furthermore I am flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. Also I have lots of ideas and enthusiasm, and I am able to identify problems before they affect production deadlines.

In my view testing works very well if it is tailored to the specific needs in a context. I identify high potential areas in the beginning of my work. A context can change over time, so I also inspect and adapt: If you don’t correct your mistake, you really make a mistake (Confucius).

Constantly I keep myself up to date with modern trends in testing, programming, technologies, software development methods and discuss and share my knowledge. I’m passionate, a man of action, ethical, friendly but assertive, a good listener and honest. I love and value meaningful relationships, challenges, to explore new ways of doing things, improving obsolete and inflexible processes, to innovate with the future in my mind and to have a sense of achievement.

I like companies with interesting products and a modern craftsmanship culture where I can do all of the above and more, an organization that will challenge me, and where I can make a difference.

Linda Bakken

House of Test tests software, I test House of Test – particularly the financial parts. My financial experience from banking and accounting complements the team. I believe that House of Test needs a person like me to be able to develop testing further. My mission as a financial manager is to contribute with the right financial tools to the team that will allow us to become even greater.

I believe that a job is not a position, it is something you live and more importantly something you enjoy. I possess the same curiosity and need for expanding my knowledge as the rest of the team.

For me House of Test represents freedom and responsibility – the freedom to do my job the way I want to, and the responsibility to do my job in best possible way.

Edvard Piper

Problems originate from Latin and built up in two words “pro” and “blem” means before the solution. On this basis I work, there are no problems only solutions. I’m a relationship person, I am driven to develop relationships both professionally and privately. In my career, I have worked in the government sector and also the latter primarily in the IT industry. My goal is that a customer will see us as a business partner that develops solutions and not as a supplier and order receiver.

Contact: +46 704 246 129, edvard.piper@houseoftest.se

Anlässe

Wenn wir behaupten, dass wir Wissensaustausch fördern, dann reden wir nicht nur darüber, sondern machen es auch. Es ist unsere Leidenschaft, über unsere Erfahrungen zu sprechen und anderen die Gelegenheit zu geben, das gleiche zu tun. Software Testing ist noch ein junger Beruf, und der Weg zur Reife geht über Innovation, Diskussionen und Debatten und nicht über Normen und proprietäre Methoden. Ideen, die wir entwickeln, teilen wir auch gerne, denn durch das Teilen werden sie stärker. Wenn Sie uns zu einem Gespräch treffen möchten, dann finden Sie uns hier.

March

Mar
1
Mi
Public Rapid Software Testing Class (Michael Bolton/James Bach)
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
This is the second edition of the 3-day Rapid Software Testing Class with James Bach & Michael Bolton. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity because although both James and Michael teach the RST class individually, they rarely do it together. This will be a very special and highly dynamic class.

Here are the event details
Dates: Wednesday, 1 March to Friday, 3 March 2017 (3 days, 09:00 to 17:00)
Costs per participant: CHF 2’400 (includes 3-day class, coffee breaks and lunches, excl. VAT)

Find a detailed description of RST here: http://www.satisfice.com/info_rst.shtml

Ready to participate? Fill in the form below to register. Your registration is confirmed upon payment of the invoice. Seats are limited.

Please leave this field empty.

February

Feb
4
Do
ConTest, Malmö, Sweden
Feb 4 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Anderas Cederholm facilitates the ConTest meet-up. Topic  “What is testing?”.

http://www.foocafe.org/event/what-is-testing

Feb
25
Do
Copenhagen Context, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Vivien Ibiyemi to present: ” How I used “My Mindset Toolkit” to Develop a Tester´s Mindset”

Workshop by Carsten Feilberg – How Change Affects Us

For more info, see: http://copenhagencontext.com/2016-program/

 

Feb
26
Fr
Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, New York, USA
Feb 26 all-day

Lars Sjödahl to present:

“Using Versatile power-tools for testing embedded systems efficiently”.

For more info, see:

http://usrsystems.com/Agile_Testing_and_Test_Automation_Summit_Newyork/

 

March

Mar
11
Fr
TestBash, Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 11 all-day

Nicola Owen to present: “Nowhere to Hide: Adjusting to Being a Team´s Sole Tester”

For more info, see: http://www.ministryoftesting.com/training-events/testbash-brighton-2016/testbash-brighton-conference-day/

Mar
16
Mi
SAST Öresund, Malmö, Sweden
Mar 16 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Maria Kedemo to present “Testability Awakens”

For more info, see: https://simpleeventsignup.com/event/73392-test-goals-and-testability-awakens

Mar
17
Do
ConTest, Malmö, Sweden
Mar 17 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Andreas Cederholm facilitates the ConTest meetup. Topic “What’s next in testing”

For more info, see: http://www.foocafe.org/event/whats-next-in-testing

 

Mar
18
Fr
House of Test gathering, Örenäs Slott, Glumslöv
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

House of Test international crew spends two conference days at Örenäs Slott in Glumslöv.

April

Apr
4
Mo
STP Con, San Francisco, USA
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day

Henrik Andersson with Leo Hepis to present:

“What do you bring to the picnic?” A workshop to improve your teamwork contribution

“The battle between servant and tyrant” A workshop to cultivate a better leadership style

Ilari Henrik Aegerter with Ben Kelly to present:

Workshop: “Ben and Ilari’s Spectacular Testing Circus – Setting the Stage”

Workshop: “Ben and Ilari’s Spectacular Testing Circus – The Show Continues!”

For more info, see: http://www.stpcon.com/our-speakers/

 

Apr
19
Di
Testforum 2016, Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day

Testforum 2016 at Hilton Slussen, Stockholm.

Lars Sjödahl to present: “Robots – the “new” reality for testers

For more info, see: http://nfi.se/konferens/testforum#program

Apr
21
Do
ConTest, Malmö, Sweden
Apr 21 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Andreas Cederholm facilitates the ConTest meetup, topic ” What is a good tester, how do you find them?”

For more info, see: http://www.foocafe.org/event/what-is-a-good-tester-how-do-you-find-them

Apr
25
Mo
Public Rapid Software Testing Class
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
You are interested in the 3-day Rapid Software Testing Class with James Bach & Michael Bolton. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity because although both James and Michael teach the RST class individually, they have never done it together until now. This will be a very special and highly dynamic class. http://www.satisfice.com/info_rst.shtml

Here are the details
Dates: Monday, 25 April to Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (3 days, 09:00 to 17:00)
Costs per participant: CHF 2’200 (includes 3-day class, coffee breaks and lunches, excl. VAT)

Please let me know if you want to register. Send me an e-mail to ilari.aegerter@houseoftest.ch and I will send you an invoice. Your registration is confirmed upon payment of the invoice. Seats are limited.
Apr
28
Do
Agile Testing Day, Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 28 all-day

House of Test is represented by Göran Bakken and Maria Kedemo.

Göran Bakken to present: “A story of unexpected and valuable benefits of test tools”

Maria Kedemo to present: “Testability awakens”

For more info, see: http://www.agilescandia.com/program/

May

May
10
Di
Coaching beyond the team, Malmö, Sweden
May 10 – May 11 all-day

Bolette Stubbe Teglbjærg is attending “Coaching Beyond the Team” in Malmö.

For more info, see: http://aqqurite.se/offerings/training/coaching-beyond-the-team

May
23
Mo
Let’s Test, Stockholm, Sweden
May 23 – May 25 all-day

House of Test is represented by:

Bolette Stubbe Teglbjærg & Andreas Cederholm: “You Have to Fail in Order to Practice Being Brave”.

Carsten Feilberg: “Yggdrasill and Mímisbrunnr”

Erik Brickarp (& Helena Jeret-Mäe – Nortal): “Testers’ Speed Dating – Are You Ready to Get Matched Up”

Ilari Henrik Aegerter :”Enlightened Testing Walks for Löyly in the Sauna”

Katrine Kavli: “Pretending, playing, LARPing and testing”

Lars Sjödahl: “Potato gun challenge”

For more info, see: http://lets-test.com/

May
26
Do
Agile Test Management, Lund, Sweden
May 26 – May 27 all-day

Robert Sabourin, House of Test and KnowIT is collaborating on bringing a 2-days course “Zen and the Art of Agile Test Management Harmony in Turbulent Times“.

For more info; see: http://www.rebelsof.it/

May
31
Di
SAST, Malmö, Sweden
May 31 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Martin Nilsson will be speaking about “The Coffee  Cup is Mightier than the keyboard”.

For more info, see: https://simpleeventsignup.com/event/77794-vaelkomna-till-en-testkvaell-med-sast-denna-gaangen-kommer-vi-ha-tvaa-helt-skilda-aemnen

June

Jun
1
Mi
Nordic Testing Days, Tallinn, Estonia
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

Lars Sjödahl to present ” Grallimatics – the Grammar of BS”

For more info, see: http://nordictestingdays.eu/events/tracks/grallimatics-grammar-bs

Jun
2
Do
London Tester Gathering Workshops 2016, London, United Kingdom.
Jun 2 @ 11:44 – Jun 3 @ 12:44

2 day conference in London, United Kingdom. Hosted in the heart of London at CodeNode, the London Tester Gathering Workshops bring together some of the greatest minds in our industry. House of Test is represented by Maria Kedemo – workshop: “Dimensions of Testability”

For more info, see: https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/7219-london-tester-gathering-workshops-2016#program

 

Jun
9
Do
ConTest, Malmö, Sweden
Jun 9 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Andreas Cederholm facilitates the ConTest meetup, topic ”Continuous Delivery”.

For more info, see: http://www.foocafe.org/event/continuous-delivery

Jun
16
Do
House of Test conference, Garda, Italy
Jun 16 – Jun 19 all-day

Internal conference for House of Tests international crew in Garda, Italy. At House of Test we value to be one step ahead in the software testing industry. We accomplish this by continuously educate ourselves and by sharing our knowledge and experiences to the rest of the team in House of Test.

October

Oct
2
So
Let’s Test, Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Let’s Test South Africa 2016 will be happening again at Kloofzicht Hotel and Spa at the foothills of the Zwartkop Mountains in the Cradle of Humankind from 2 – 4 October 2016. Louise Perold from House of Test is arranging the conference.

For more info, see:  http://lets-test.com/?page_id=4964

Oct
6
Do
Testing Forum, Malmö, Sweden
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Maria Kedemo to present “Dimensions of Testability”.

For more info, see: http://talentumevents.se/se-testing-forum-malmo/program-for-testing-forum/

Oct
31
Mo
EuroSTAR, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

Nicola Owen from House of Test to present: “What I Wish I Knew In My First Year Of Testing”

For more info, see: https://conference.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/conference/programme/2016/#event-93

December

Dec
5
Mo
Agile Testing Days, Potsdam, Germany
Dec 5 – Dec 9 all-day

House of Test is represented by:

Lars Sjödahl: “Ceci n’est pas une bell curve” – on construct validity

Maria Kedemo and Ben Kelly (eBay): “Dimensions of Testability”

Ilari Henrik Aegerter and Ben Kelly (eBay): “Ben & Ilari’s Spectacular Testing Circus”

For more info, see: http://www.agiletestingdays.com/program-2016/

February

Feb
9
Mo
ConTest
Feb 9 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Henrik Andersson facilitates the ConTest meet-up. Topic “how we influence others”.

http://www.foocafe.org/event/influens-paverkan-och-objektivitet

Feb
10
Di
SAST, Örebro, Sweden
Feb 10 all-day

Erik Brickarp will be speaking about Security Testing.

Feb
26
Do
Copenhagen Context, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

House of Test will be represented by:

  • Johan Jonasson: Why opposing ISO 29119 is important
  • Bolette Teglbjærg: Why is Testing Low Status?
  • Andreas Cederholm: When to let go – An automation story

For more info, see: http://copenhagencontext.com/

April

Mar
30
Mo
STP Con, San Diego, USA
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

Henrik Andersson with Leo Hepis to present: “Now, What’s Your Plan? Understanding Context Changes Using Robots”

For more info, see: http://www.stpcon.com/event-schedule/

Apr
13
Mo
Context-Driven Software Testing Meetup Zurich
Apr 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Meet context-driven software testers and have a discussion on what drives you. It takes place in the wonderful location Sphères in Zurich.

May

May
25
Mo
Let’s Test, Stockholm, Sweden
May 25 – May 27 all-day
  • Maria Kedemo with Ben Kelly to host full day workshop on dimensions of testability
  • House of Test will also be present in full force.

For more info, see: http://lets-test.com/

LInköping Universitet, Sweden
May 25 – May 27 all-day

Johan Jonasson will be giving a guest lecture at Linköping University’s Department of Computer and Information Science together with Johan Åtting of Sectra AB. The lecture will focus agile testing and testing in a regulatory environment and will be part of the curriculum for the department’s undergraduate course on Software Testing (https://www.ida.liu.se/~TDDD04/index.en.shtml)

June

Jun
3
Mi
Nordic Testing Days, Tallin, Estonia
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
  • Carsten Feilberg to present: “Satir Change Model In Action”
  • Erik Brickarp to present: “Going Exploratory”
  • Lars Sjödahl to present: “Absence – Much ado about nothing”

For more info, see: http://nordictestingdays.eu/schedule

 

Aug
31
Mo
Contest, Malmö, Sweden
Aug 31 @ 17:30 – 21:00

Anderas Cederholm facilitates the ConTest meet-up. Topic  “Communication”.

 

http://www.foocafe.org/event/kommunikation-aer-en-viktig-del-av-en-testares-vardag

August

Aug
3
Mo
CAST, Grand Rapids, USA
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day

House of Test will have no less than four(!) representatives giving talks at this year’s CAST conference.

Should Testers Code? – Henrik Andersson
Visualizing Testability – Maria Kedemo
A Leap Towards Context-Driven Testing – Erik Brickarp
The World’s First Context-Driven Testing Education – Martin Nilsson

Join us there!
More info: CAST 2015 homepage

Aug
24
Mo
Agile Africa, Braamfontein, South Africa
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day

Carsten to hold two workshops:

  • How change affects us
  • SBTM
For more information, see: http://agileafrica.jcse.org
Aug
26
Mi
Peer Conference, Tampere, Finland
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Full day workshop with Ilari Aegerter with the topic “building relations to other functions”.

Aug
28
Fr
TITAN – Testing In The Archipelago Network, Karlskrona, Sweden
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

Henrik Andersson and Maria Kedemo attend TITAN in Karlskrona, Sweden.

September

Sep
10
Do
Foo Cafe, Malmö, Sweden
Sep 10 @ 17:30 – 20:00

Theme for this ConTest is Test Tooling. Come and share your tips and tricks and learn from others.

Facilitator: Andreas Cederholm

For more info, see: http://www.foocafe.org/event/test-tooling

Sep
13
So
PSL – Problem Solving Leadership, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sep 13 – Sep 18 all-day

Erik Brickarp attends PSL in New Mexico.

For more info, see: http://www.estherderby.com/problem-solving-leadership-psl

Sep
21
Mo
Context-Driven Software Testing Meetup, Zürich, Switzerland
Sep 21 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Ilari Henrik Aegerter organizes this meetup. Guest speaker: James Bach – “How accurate is it?”

For more info, see: http://www.meetup.com/Context-Driven-Software-Testing-Meetup-Zurich

Sep
25
Fr
House of Test gathering, Rusthållagården Arild, Sweden
Sep 25 @ 10:00 – Sep 26 @ 15:30

House of Test crew from Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland meet in beautiful Arild:

  • Workshops to develop our skills and methods as testers

October

Oct
5
Mo
STPCon, Boston, USA
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

House of Test will be represented by:

Carsten Feilberg: Workshop together with Cindy Carless – “Coaching testers to become better testers”

Ilari Henrik Aegerter: Workshop together with Ben Kelly – “Ben & Ilari’s spectactular testing circus”

For more info, see: www.stpcon.com

CreActive, Linköping, Sweden
Oct 5 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Erik Brickarp will give an open lunch lecture on different exploratory testing challenges at “EAST” (the local meetup group for software testing).

November

Nov
2
Mo
EuroSTAR
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day

Martin Nilsson to present: “The Coffee Cup is Mightier Than the Keyboard”

For more info, see: http://conference.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/event/2015/coffee-cup-mightier-keyboard/

Nov
3
Di
Øredev, Malmö, Sweden
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day

Lars Sjödahl to present: “Rocket science – how hard can it be?”

For more info, see: http://oredev.org/2015/sessions/rocket-science–how-hard-can-it-be

Nov
9
Mo
Agile Testing Days, Potsdam, Germany
Nov 9 – Nov 12 all-day

Lars Sjödahl to present: “Applying Asimov’s Robot laws to embedded systems”

Ilari Henrik Aegerter to present: “A happy marriage between context-driven and agile”

For more info, see: www.agiletestingdays.com/

 

Nov
15
So
Let’s Test, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day

House of Test will be represented by:

Carsten Feilberg: Workshop, “Sampling and modelling”, and closing keynote – “But where do you really wanna go?”

Maria Kedemo: Workshop together with Ben Kelly, “Dimensions of testability”

Ilari Henrik Aegerter: “A tester’s walk in the park”

Fore more info, see: http://lets-test.com

March

Mar
11
Di
Tasting Let’s Test, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mar 11 all-day

Key Note:
– Henrik Andersson: “For Those About To Rock”
Sessions:
– Carsten Feilberg: “Embracing Exploratory Testing”
The Test Lab:
– Carsten Feilberg: “Practice Exploratory Testing”
http://lets-test.com/?page_id=2540

Mar
17
Mo
Effective Agile Testing, Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day

Johan Jonasson teaches this public course
http://www.informasweden.se/produkter/kurs/agil

May

May
8
Do
Tecpoint, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 8 all-day

Carsten Feilberg presenting: “Harnessing Exploratory Testing with Heuristics”
http://tecpoint.dk/

May
21
Mi
CPH Software testing Meetup, May 21 Copenhagen, Denmark
May 21 all-day

Carsten Feilberg presenting: “Harnessing Exploratory Testing with Heuristics”
http://www.meetup.com/Copenhagen-Software-Testing-Meetup/events/164115622/

May
22
Do
Think.Test, Lund, Sweden
May 22 – May 23 all-day

– Henrik Andersson, keynote: “Talking to Management”
– Martin Nilsson & Lars Sjödahl, workshop: “The Blink Test workshop”
– Martin Nilsson, presentation: “The Coffee cup is mightier then the keyboard”
– Andreas Cederholhm, presentation: “When to let go – An automation story”

May
26
Mo
Let’s Test, Stockholm, Sweden
May 26 – May 28 all-day

– House of Test present in full force
– Carsten Feilberg with Fiona Charles to hold workshop: “Change in Context”
http://lets-test.com/?page_id=2035