Since before prehistoric times people have always tended to organize themselves under leaders, from chieftains, kings and emperors to presidents.
Recently there has been an increase in media attention given to unethical behavior by autonomous IT systems.
As the DevOps trend goes on and transformations are in full-swing I stumbled upon the zero touch trend.
For most of my testing career I never needed to think about Infrastructure. It was simply “there” to make sure the actual test object could be functionally tested.
By now you have undoubtedly heard of the whole Agile trend or working in Scrum teams.
An Internet of Things (IoT) solution is built up from items that together create new functionality. The separate elements form an IoT ecosystem.
As the world around us keeps spinning, every spin brings change, some small, some disruptive, some life changing.
Often when I introduce myself as a SAP test manager, I get the question: why are you a SAP test manager?
The 31th of march this year was a notable moment for the tmap.net site.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing by the day.
A Dutch poet, Riekus Waskowsky, once wrote a poem that translates to English like this:
Writing poetry is like cooking,
Last year, when I was in Australia, I visited a test team and one of the testers talked about the shakedown test. I hadn’t heard that one before (have you?).
Sogeti in the Netherlands made a play of the first chapter of 'Neil's quest for quality', the TMap HD Story.
Test automation is often perceived as expensive or difficult. But it shouldn’t be. There is a lot of automation software that is easy to learn, cheap or even free to use.
The SogetiLabs team consists of a bunch of IT people with a wide variety of expertise and background. But due to the nature of our company testers are a significant part of it.
Last October Sogeti introduced three innovations: The TMap Suite, The new tmap.net containing the buil
TMap HD aims for Confidence. Confidence in IT-solutions, which a customer can trust and rely on. Without errors. Sounds great!
Recognize this? It’s that time of the month again: time to regression test the monthly and quarterly batch jobs.
When organizing testing, the test manager adhering to the traditional view on testing had to structure the testing activities in a hierarchical way, based on quality characteristics.
Stumbling with a pack of punch cards and then putting it back in the right order. That is an anecdote from one of my colleagues from the first generation of IT professionals.
As we all know, many projects are still carried out with a traditional development approach.
A well-known Dutch politician (Willem Drees) once said: “Social Security should be a safety net, not a hammock!” He might have been talking about software testing.
Scrum means the end for testers who do not want to change. In order to survive, the tester must adapt to the changing development environments.