Session Based Test – Setup Session

The Setup Session is the third out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Survey Session report. The goal of the setup sessions is to “create testing infrastructure”. How we are going test the application? What do we need to realize…

Going to the Test Leadership Congress

I’m pleased to hear that a conference is organized about Leadership with a focus on my profession, i.e. Test. Leadership is always related to a person who is manager and leading a group. This is not the case. Leadership is about some person who has a strong vision of a certain goal he/she wants to…

The ‘Summertime’ Bug

Some time ago, I tested a feature which was related to date of birth. On a web page, I had to fill in a date of birth, which could be displayed on an App in your handset. Both App and web site are from the same ’company’. So I typed in my date of birth…

Session Based Test – Survey Session

The Survey Session is the second out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. This report follows the Intake Session report. The goal of the Survey sessions is to “learn the application”. Learn the application is just a general collection of things you need to…

Session Based Test – Intake Session

The intake session is the first out of 6 types of session reports you can create when you use the Session Based Test approach. The goal of the intake sessions is to “negotiate the mission” with the stakeholders and/or the project manager. You want to know what the project is about, you want to know…

I made a promise

A while ago I made a promise. When you make a promise you make a commitment to deliver. So it is time to deliver. I write this blog as a start for more blogs to come. It is about the various session reports you can write during the exploration of the product/application you are going…

10 Years Independent

This month (November 2015), I celebrate my 10th anniversary being an independent tester. I’m glad I took that step. It made me a better tester and a better person. In those ten year I have seen and encountered a lot of things. The reason I started, was ….. money. My last job for an employer…

1000 times Five Blogs A Day

Today, I have posted the 1000th edition of Five Blogs A Day. A nice milestone. It has been more than 3 years ago when I started with this. First just to store the reference of the blogs I read for my self. At a certain moment I thought, share these lists of blogs with the…

Tangible output

Most of the time, we as testers are judged on the output we create. Below, just a few activities you as a tester suppose to do for each project or even for each user story. Risk identification The result is a list with risk items. Each risk will be analysed and prioritized. Reading requirements List…

First time tester

A tweet placed by @TESTHuddle With a link to the page to the forum In stead of responding on the forum, I decided to write a blog post to formulate my thoughts Things like learn the V-Model is not a way to start. Ofcourse he has to learn a lot. I will telll him that….

Down Under – to LetsTest Oz

This trip to a conference was one of many ‘first times’. First time to Australia, first time to passing the equator, first time in Asia, albeit only airports, first time driving on ’the other side’. Also the first time I saw a kakatoe flying in the wild. And the one I’m not sure about to…

Do we have something else than ISO29119?

The ISO29119 standard for software testing keeps a significant part of our test community busy at this moment. A quote from Carsten Feilberg in an online discussion. “It’s not a guideline for testers to do a good job, or even do a job. This is framing testers – all testers do will be measured by…