Beren Van Daele Software Tester

I’m a software tester from Belgium who shapes teams and testers to improve on their work and their understanding of testing. I’m an organizer of BREWT: the Belgian Peer conference & a test meetup in his hometown: Gent, the creative brain behind Test Sphere and speaker at Test Bash Manchester and Eurostar 2016.

My dream is to become a test coach for people that nobody believes in anymore or no longer believe in themselves. People that have motivation and will, but no luck. I want to tap into that potential and give them the opportunity to shape a better life.

Workshop: (Re)invent your test strategy
co-speaker: Marcel Gehlen

Testing is a craft, but it is also and for many foremost a job. A job you do day in day out, evolving with all the rituals every employee develops over time. These rituals, together with all sorts of other external factors (deadlines, pressure, etc.) often means that we don’t have a test strategy or that we are no longer reconsidering the strategies we set out from the start. Having the right strategy in testing is important to stay as efficient and effective as you can be.

This workshop wants to reignite your strategic fire by placing you in small groups with your fellow testers. Together you will devise a strategy for a real life product which includes methods, tools and planning. However, just like in reality the context will change, and our strategy must change accordingly to aptly react to that change. The workshop will use the TestSphere cards as a support to spark discussions and for bolstering your strategy.


Take-aways:

  1. You will work as a team to discuss and describe a strategy to tackle a real life case and problem.
  2. You will work out a proposal to convince your manager which can involve tools, methods and planning.
  3. You will use TestSphere as a tool to uncover unknown-unknowns and strengthen your strategy.