Pieter Vanhaecke

Pieter Vanhaecke,
Global Director, Testing

Be Inspired

Since its foundation in 2017, CTG’s moveIT seminars have always been focusing on sharing experiences on how to bring your IT to the next level. Digital Transformation, DevOps, Cloud,… Over the years we have been demonstrating best practices in the new era of IT. This virtual edition is certainly no exception.

A lot of organizations are struggling to find a good approach to anchor testing in this new reality. Whether you work in a Spotify, SAFe, hybrid or ‘own’ context; quality needs to be built in, by design. In the last few years, CTG experts have been winning ‘best presentation’ awards with their experience driven talks on leading testing and quality conferences like e.g. EuroSTAR, SEETest, SQA Days and DSTB.

In this moveIT edition we bring an overview of the latest and greatest. In a consecutive series of mornings/evenings – depending your timezone - you will discover why these presentations have been received as ‘best-in-class’.

Let them be an inspiration to optimize the quality process within your organization.

Why you should attend

Grab educational opportunities
The educational aspect of these webinar sessions will expose you to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover how to be more productive. No matter how experienced you are at your business, everyone can learn.

We've been where you want to go
No need to re-invent the wheel if others have already taken the road you want to take. Our presenters are speaking from experience and are happy to share this with you.

Innovation and thought leadership
Discover innovative ways to drive quality in your own - digitally transformed - world and stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world.

And last but not least: let’s not forget about the fun…
Being in business should be rewarding and fun. Our webinars have been voted 'best in class' on big international fora. Get ready for a pleasant experience at the start/end of your business day!


Programme

Tue Dec 01,2020 | 5:00 PM CET | 11:00 AM EDT

Abstract

For more than a decade, the agile manifesto and principles stir up organizations. Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, the spotify model, .... they disrupt ongoing business. Companies change their methodologies and SDLC to benefit from the numerous advantages of the agile mindset.

The result is less appealing: the ride is often bumpy, there's a lot of resistance and the change takes longer than expected. Even worse, when we drill down to the numbers, we notice that projects are not managed in a better way: they're not drastically delivered better or faster.

What are the elements that prevent a good agile approach? And what can we do - as individuals but also as organizations - to enjoy the benefits of an agile approach?

SQA Days EU

About Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

Breaking the system, helping to rebuild it and providing advice and guidance on how to avoid problems. That is Michaël in a nutshell. With 14 years of experience in test consultancy in a variety of environments, he has seen the best (and worst) in software development.

In his current role as Learning & Development Manager, Michaël is responsible for guiding our consultants, partners and customers on their personal and professional path towards excellence.

 

Thu Dec 03,2020 | 5:00 PM CET | 11:00 AM EDT

Abstract

Have you ever heard of ‘code smells’? This term expresses the situation in which a certain code characteric might indicate a much deeper problem. Things may seem okay at first sight and everything might appear to work fine, but if you dive in more deeply, it starts to smell more and more and code may even be rotten with low maintainability and bad performance as possible results, just to name a few.

Developers are encouraged to use design patterns to create better code. Whenever they fail to apply these patterns, their code becomes smelly. Some of these failures have common characteristics and are grouped into the concept of ‘anti-patterns’. By using these anti-patterns as a checklist on your code, possible issues can be detected and corrected. Since test automation can be considered as a form of development, there also exist ‘test smells’ and anti-patterns for automated test cases.

Having spent a lot of time on reading about these anti-patterns, I started wondering whether there also exists something like ‘manual test smells’: manual test cases that seem to be okay at first sight, but are actually hiding a deeper problem. What are the pitfalls that we might overlook? Testers apply test design techniques to derive their test cases from the requirements, but once we write down our test cases in natural language, do we testers also apply anti-patterns? And if we do, what are then good test design patterns for writing manual test cases?

In this presentation I want to share with you my story on the anti-patterns that I’ve discovered and the design patterns I would like to propose to avoid making certain mistakes when writing manual test cases.

Trulli

About Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

Wim Decoutere started his testing career at CTG Belgium over 12 years ago and has been testing at a number of companies ever since, mostly in the financial sector. He’s passionate about teaching and feels at home when standing in front of a class room. Recently he became a full-time trainer, coaching and teaching about the wonderful world of testing, but also ISTQB, IREB, test design techniques, soft skills, etc.

As a veteran youth instructor with a passion for learning theories and people management, Wim is constantly looking for new ideas to improve his own performance and that of the entire testing team.

 

Tue Dec 08,2020 | 5:00 PM CET | 11:00 AM EDT

Abstract

Test automation, continuous integration, pipelines… the need for speed increased exponentially over the last decade.

Applying Darwin’s theory, it is quite simple: only the fittest - in this case the fastest - will survive. Traditional, manual testers are like a rhinoceros… in danger of extinction.

But even these fast rages have their shortcomings, like the automation paradox or automation blindness.

In his presentation Wim explains why "slow" testing is still there and which survival techniques (like Transform to a no-sheep tester, Think glocally, Get a fika) you need as a manual tester.

Trulli

About Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

With 20 years of experience in software testing Wim has gradually evolved to a versatile generalist covering several aspects of testing. Driven by versatility and a great eagerness to learn new things, he is always looking how and where he can stretch his comfort zone to deal with new challenges. It enables him to operate with a helicopter view, as well as to discuss details.

 

Thu Dec 10,2020 | 5:00 PM CET | 11:00 AM EDT

Abstract

As in the movie 'Home Alone', it seems that Dev and Ops have gone on a journey and forgot to take testing/QA with them. We hear big companies tell stories that they have no more testers, all testing is done in production, everything is fully automated by dev, etc. The actual truth lies somewhere in between...

For most DevOps implementations, QA is actually crucial in order to succeed. DevOps, however, has a dramatic impact on the way we do QA! In this session, Bjorn will give you some concrete examples and tips on how QA engineers can leverage some of the DevOps principles for their job. He will also highlight what he believes are the changes required for QA engineers in order to survive in this new world.

In his session, Bjorn will highlight modern practices employed by companies on their devops journey. QA engineers need to know (and understand) these practices and try to get the most out of these in order to support their QA job. Things like static code quality, containerization, canary releases, BlueGreen deployments, micro-services will need different testing approaches and techniques. At the same time, we see that quality is getting more and more important in the devops cycle. This also means that QA engineers will need to shift their capabilities (become more technical) in order to deliver value for the team. We will become more and more a supportive function that needs to enable dev teams to release software faster with more quality.

Trulli

About Bjorn Boisschot

Solution Architect, CTG

Bjorn is an IT professional with more than 15 years’ experience in quality assurance and how this fits into the software development cycle. He started as a test automation engineer and was quickly bitten by the question of how test automation can deliver the highest value. This has led him on a road to discover the links between development best practices and how QA can leverage these. Bjorn contributed to ‘Experiences of Test Automation”, a book written by Dorothy Graham & Mark Fewster. One of the things he loves most, is to be on stage (with clients or at conferences) and talk about his experiences. He has done so at several testing related congresses such as EuroSTAR, TestCon Moscow, SQA Days Warshaw, ExpoQA, Belgian Testing Days, Micro Focus Discover, Experience Day and many internal CTG events. His session at EuroSTAR 2019 was rated as the second best presentation at the conference.

 

Tue Dec 15,2020 | 5:00 PM CET | 11:00 AM EDT

Abstract

When you take a deep dive into the wondrous world of test documentation, you encounter that a lot of ideas about when software is good enough, are incorrect. Either we don’t reach the described quality level, or we put the software in production, no matter what. In short: our quality expectations are too high!

Are there other ways of thinking about quality? One thing is certain: our vision (as testers) on quality is different than the vision of most people. If we cannot change that, testing will remain to be seen as the main bottleneck in software development.

Trulli

About Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

Breaking the system, helping to rebuild it and providing advice and guidance on how to avoid problems. That is Michaël in a nutshell. With 14 years of experience in test consultancy in a variety of environments, he has seen the best (and worst) in software development.

In his current role as Learning & Development Manager, Michaël is responsible for guiding our consultants, partners and customers on their personal and professional path towards excellence.

 

Tue Dec 15,2020 | 5:30 PM CET | 11:30 AM EDT

Abstract

Ask your questions to the presenters

About Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

Breaking the system, helping to rebuild it and providing advice and guidance on how to avoid problems. That is Michaël in a nutshell. With 14 years of experience in test consultancy in a variety of environments, he has seen the best (and worst) in software development.

In his current role as Learning & Development Manager, Michaël is responsible for guiding our consultants, partners and customers on their personal and professional path towards excellence.

 

About Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

With 20 years of experience in software testing Wim has gradually evolved to a versatile generalist covering several aspects of testing. Driven by versatility and a great eagerness to learn new things, he is always looking how and where he can stretch his comfort zone to deal with new challenges. It enables him to operate with a helicopter view, as well as to discuss details.

 

About Bjorn Boisschot

Solution Architect, CTG

Bjorn is an IT professional with more than 15 years’ experience in quality assurance and how this fits into the software development cycle. He started as a test automation engineer and was quickly bitten by the question of how test automation can deliver the highest value. This has led him on a road to discover the links between development best practices and how QA can leverage these. Bjorn contributed to ‘Experiences of Test Automation”, a book written by Dorothy Graham & Mark Fewster. One of the things he loves most, is to be on stage (with clients or at conferences) and talk about his experiences. He has done so at several testing related congresses such as EuroSTAR, TestCon Moscow, SQA Days Warshaw, ExpoQA, Belgian Testing Days, Micro Focus Discover, Experience Day and many internal CTG events. His session at EuroSTAR 2019 was rated as the second best presentation at the conference.

 

About Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

Wim Decoutere started his testing career at CTG Belgium over 12 years ago and has been testing at a number of companies ever since, mostly in the financial sector. He’s passionate about teaching and feels at home when standing in front of a class room. Recently he became a full-time trainer, coaching and teaching about the wonderful world of testing, but also ISTQB, IREB, test design techniques, soft skills, etc.

As a veteran youth instructor with a passion for learning theories and people management, Wim is constantly looking for new ideas to improve his own performance and that of the entire testing team.

 

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15 Dec '20

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Meet the specialists

Bjorn Boisschot

Solution Architect, CTG

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

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