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Learnings from Agile testing days 2012

November 29, 2012 1 comment

I was at Agile testing days in Potsdam as a speaker. The conference is quite a nice experience as a speaker. I don’t know the numbers, but I think it was about 500-600 people there and around 80 speakers I think. Small enough to be able to speak to most of the people that you want to speak to, as well as big enough to give the touch of diversity of people.

Most of the sessions I attended I tried to note down important stuff into mind maps. Although with highly varied results because of the contexts of my awareness and concentration during the session. (Here is an example through my live blogging from Pete Walens session). Its really is hard to maintain the discipline of good documentation as you go throughout a very long time. This is actually one of my pinpoints in my presentation; having people that are not used to test documentation to actually record the exploration done throughout sessions. And the fact that I am having troubles with it myself during a conference hints that it might not be so easy. Here are some highlights: Read more…

CAST 2012: My session notes

July 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Starting off my stay in San Jose with Test Coach Camp, my head was already full of ideas before the conference. But that did not actually matter when I got up to speed of conferring with my fellow peers at the conference.

This was my second CAST. Last year I got to meet so many new people that I have been in contact with since online and at other conferences. The difference for this year was obvious, I must already have known or at least met and talked to one third of this years crowd before. It was a comforting thought when I was about to go to San Jose. Anyway, it turned out big parts of the other two thirds were highly interesting people as well, so if I would have to regret something from this years conference, it would be that I did not talk enough to the people I already know. That is a pity when you don’t meet very often. But I made so many new friends instead.

Another difference from last year was that this year I was a speaker. Read more…

What I learned at Test Coach Camp 2012

July 21, 2012 Leave a comment

First of all, I had a blast at text coach camp!

I am very happy I made that decision last Friday. Before coming to San Jose I had not applied to go to the Test Coach Camp. I was going to explore the town and its surroundings to adapt to the time difference before CAST. I had dinner with the TCC participants and got to know they had some last minute drop-offs. So I was encouraged to go through the application process, which I did later that night by creating this mind map for application. Read more…

DET – The original mindmap

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

I admit, inspired by the recent flood of mindmaps from ministry of testing I also wanted to post one.

The mindmap

Developers Exploratory Testing was created by my colleague Davor Crnomat. During the last years it has evolved as a practice in our company. As I am presenting about my experiences on it, I wanted to create an overview of the original rules. First time Davor presented these they were just a list of longer sentences. So to create the mind map I have shortened and grouped them. I have also realized that they are not all present in the latest articles written about it, but then again, it is the original that I have drawn. Read more…

Belgium testing days 2012

March 23, 2012 2 comments

Last week I spoke at Belgium testing days in Brussels. It was my first international conference presentation and I had a blast even though I was really nervous about it during the conference since I had my presentation in the end. I also know that there was quite a competition about the audience for that slot  When I had entered the stage and started to share my experiences it all just ran off me, I felt confident about my experiences and to talk about things that I am passionate about is something I really like.

My talk was mainly about a project that I was in last year, Read more…

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SWET3 thoughts through mind maps

November 21, 2011 1 comment

SWET3 attendees were: Johan Jonasson, Ola Hyltén, Anders Claesson, Oscar Cosmo, Petter Mattsson, Rikard Edgren, Henrik Andersson, Robert Bergqvist, Maria Kedemo, Sigge Birgisson, Simon Morley

A nice write-up by Rikard Edgren with picture of attendees and the abstracts can be found here.

This last weekend I attended SWET3 (Swedish Workshop on Exploratory Testing), which is a peer conference with a clear focus on aspects within context driven testing more than just exploratory testing in itself. This is my second time SWETing as I was also at SWET2, and I really enjoy the format as it is personal environment with a bunch of really experienced people. This also gives higher dimensions on the discussions about testing than you normally have for example in customer assignments.

The theme of the weekend was “Teaching testing”, with all the different angles that can give. Read more…

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Context driven testing in passport control

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Some weeks ago when I was traveling to CAST in Seattle, I had to go through the well-known border control of the US. All in all, I have to say that I was a little disappointed since I did not at all experience it as very complex or special as I had imagined. But of course there was more control than when traveling between European countries, and I was surprised about the well-informed officer talking to every single arrival in the line for passport control. While waiting, I observed how he asked very thoughtful and deep, yet quite regular and open questions about arrivals and their stay in the US. Getting closer to him made it possible to over hear some of the conversations. A family in front of me almost got into trouble when the father said the children were american citizens but they had some foreign passports. Read more…