18.12.14 Geaccrediteerd tafeltennis trainer
Erik vanaf heden geaccrediteerd ITTF Level 1 tafeltennis trainer.
28.10.14 Erik verovert Brons
Tijdens de caribische kampioenschappen (Havana, Cuba) heeft Erik de bronzen medaille veroverd in de masters klasse.
24.10.14 StarEast 2015
Erik verzorgt de presentatie Risk-Based Testing in Agile projects tijdens StarEast 2015, Orlando (USA).
28.08.14 ISACA conference
Erik verzorgt een workshop "Professional Software Testing" en een keynote tijdens ISACA chapter Curacao conference 2014 met als titel Empowering your knowlegde.
21.08.14 Requirements tutorial
Erik verzorgt een tutorial Requirements Engineering voor Testers tijdens StarEAST 2015 (Orlando, USA).
21.08.14 ISTQB Glossary
De nieuwe versie van de ISTQB Glossary (versie 2.4) is nu beschikbaar.
30.06.14 ISTQB Agile Syllabus
De ISTQB Foundation Agile syllabus alsmede een voorbeeld examen zijn nu beschikbaar.
30.06.14 Kampioen Bonaire
Erik is Bonairiaans kampioen tafeltennis in het enkelspel geworden.
26.05.14 Keynote HUSTEF
Erik verzorgt een keynote tijdens de HUSTEF Testing Conference te Budapest.
21.05.14 TMMi model in French
Het TMMi testverbetermodel is volledig vertaald en nu ook beschikbaar in het Frans.

Boeken

testproces_215Improving the Test Process  newbutton_50

Graham Bath and Erik van Veenendaal

2013, Rockynook, USA

This book covers the syllabus for the "Improving the Test Process" module of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). It is an essential guide to test process improvement and the related ISTQB expert level exam; reader will benefit from the knowledge and experiences of the authors of the ISTQB expert level syllabus "Improving the Test Process".

This book will give your a thorough understanding of how to approach test process improvement from two fundamental standpoints: the process itself and the people issues concerned with improving the testing process. It's not a book about using model XYZ or applying technique ABC; it considers test process improvement itself as a process, with a wide range of options, choices and interactions. This book can be used both as a preparation aid for those planning to take the ISTQB expert level exam and as a practical guide for experienced test professionals who want to develop their skills in improving test processes.

Improving the Test Process provides:
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  full coverage of the ISTQB "Improving the Test Process syllabus"
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ultiple choice review questions at the end of each chapter
real-life examples and experiences from the authors
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glossary and highlighted key definitions 
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an explanation and guide to the ISTQB expert level exam.

On-line bestellen via Amazon.


 Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) - Guidelines for Test Process Improvement

Erik van Veenendaal and Brian Wells

2012, UTN Publishers, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

TMMi is a not-for-profit independent test maturity model developed by the TMMi Foundation. TMMi is being applied in various domains and industries world-wide and is rapidly gaining recognition. By many test professionals it is already perceived as the de-facto standard for test improvement and assessment. Using TMMi, organizations can improve their test process and even have their test process or test organization accredited when it complies with the requirements. The most important differences between TMMi and other test improvement models are independence, compliance with international testing standards, the business-driven (objective-driven) orientation and the complementary relationship with the CMMI framework.

 Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) - Guidelines for Test Process Improvement is the definitive reference for the release 1.0 of the TMMi. It provides a single source for all TMMi model information. The target audience for this book includes anyone interested in test process improvement - whether one is familiar with the concept or whether one is seeking information to get started on test improvement. It is intended for those who want an assessment to see where they are, those who already know what they want to improve, and those who are just getting started and want to develop a general understanding of TMMi.

The ultimate objective of the TMMi is to improve the testing processes and thereby also improve product quality; this book contains many of the things you need to get this done.

This book has also been published in Chinese language. newbutton_50

On-line bestellen via Uitgeverij Tutein Nothenius.


 Practical Risk-Based Testing - The PRISMA Approach

Erik van Veenendaal

2012, UTN Publishers, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

PRISMA® is an approach for identifying the areas that are most important to test, i.e., identifying the areas that have the highest level of business and/or technical risk. The PRISMA approach has been developed by Improve Quality Services in practice over many years. PRISMA is currently being applied in numerous projects and organizations in a wide range of domains and lifecycles including Agile development. Today, it is taught at several universities to IT students. The PRISMA approach especially supports the test professional in performing efficient product risk identification and product risk analysis while working in close co-operation with stakeholders. It also provides guidelines to define a differentiated risk-based test approach with the flexibility to address product risk in various project environments.

Practical Risk-Based Testing - The PRISMA approach provides a practical, realistic and effective way to introduce and maintain a testing approach that manages product risk, provides guidance to the testing effort and supports on-going process improvement efforts. Risk identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation and risk monitoring (with a special focus on reporting) are explored and presented in this book. Also included is a detailed description of the process that can be followed when performing a product risk assessment using the PRISMA method. The book discusses implementation issues, process variations, e.g., for Agile, relates user experiences and closes with a number of essential lessons learned while performing PRISMA in real-life on real projects.

On-line bestellen via Uitgeverij Tutein Nothenius.


Foundations of Software Testing - ISTQB Certification 3rd edition

Rex Black, Erik van Veenendaal and Dorothy Graham

2012, Cengage Learning, UK

Now in its third edition, Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification is the essential guide to software testing and to the ISTQB Foundation qualification. Completely updated to comprehensively reflect the most recent changes to the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus, the book adopts a practical, hands-on approach, covering the fundamental topics that every system and software tester should know.

The authors are developers themselves of the ISTQB syllabus itself and are highly respected international authorities, teachers and authors within the field of software testing.

Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification provides the following features:

  • a logical structure divided into seven chapters covering every chapter of the syllabus plus exam guidelines
  • sample exam questions at the end of each chapter
  • full-length sample exam paper
  • worked examples and student exercises - with solutions
  • key definitions highlighted, and full glossary included
  • extensive references and pointers for further reading
  • easy to read conversational style.

This book has also been published as a low cost Indian edition and in Japanse.

On-line bestellen via Improve Quality Services.



The Little TMMi - Objective-Driven Test Process Improvement

Erik van Veenendaal and Jan Jaap Cannegieter

2011, UTN Publishers, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The Little TMMi - Objective-Driven Test Process Improvement provides practical support for organizations that aim at improving their test processes. TMMi is a non-for-profit independent test maturity model developed by the TMMi  Foundation. Using TMMi organization can improve their test process en even have their test process or test organization accredited when it complies with the requirements. The most important differences between TMMi and other test improvement model are independence, compliance with international testing standards, the business-driven (objective-driven) orientation and the perfect match with the CMMI framework. The objective of The Little TMMi is to support (test) organizations in improving their test process, to expand the adoption of TMMi and to enhance the growth of the testing profession. The book is structured such that it is written for a broad target audience. It therefore needs to be part of the toolbox of everyone who needs visibility on maturity and quality of the test processes, or is involvement in assessing and/or improving test processes. The book has been formally endorsed by the TMMi Foundation.

The Little TMMi provides:

  • a short and to the point overview of the TMMi model.
  • the TMMi specific goals and specific practices
  • practical experiences and benefits achieved
  • an overview of the TMMi assessment process
  • guidelines for implementation and deployement
  • detailed insight into the relationship between TMMi and CMMI

On-line bestellen via Uitgeverij Tutein Nolthenius.


ISTQB Testwoordenboek - Engelse en Nederlandse definities

Erik van Veenendaal en Meile Posthuma

2010, Uitgeverij Tutein Nolthenius, Den Bosch, Nederland

Goede communicatie binnen een project heeft een eenduidige begrippenkader als randvoorwaarde. Het testwoordenboek biedt een nagenoeg volledige set van testbegrippen, inclusief definities. Gezien het grote aantal internationale projecten voorziet woordenboek in zowel de Engelse als Nederlandse begrippen. De begrippen en definities zijn gebaseerd op glossary van de International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB). Het ISTQB programma is inmiddels in bijna 70 landen operationeel, waaronder alle belangrijke ICT-landen. Met ruim 150.000 ISTQB gecertificeerde testers is het een de facto standaard binnen het testvakgebied.

Het ISTQB Testwoordenboek biedt:

  • een volledige lijst van alle testbegrippen
  • definities voor alle testbegrippen
  • alle onderdelen in zowel de Engelse als Nederlande taal
  • een zoektabel voor het snel kunnen zoeken naar Nederlandse begrippen
  • volledige aansluiting bij de ISTQB en internationale testterminologie
  • ter voorbeiding op het ISTQB Foundation en Advanced examen duidelijk geïdentifeerde relevante termen
  • alle begrippen van de ISTQB Expert syllabus "Improving the testing process"

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De kleine TMMi - Doelgericht testprocessen verbeteren

Erik van Veenendaal en Jan Jaap Cannegieter

2010, SDU Uitgevers, Den Haag, Nederland

De kleine TMMi - Doelgericht testprocessen verbeteren is een praktisch hulpmiddel
voor organisaties die stap voor stap hun testprocessen willen verbeteren. TMMi is een
niet-commercieel, organisatie-onafhankelijk testvolwassenheidsmodel ontwikkeld door de TMMi Foundation. Op basis van TMMi kunnen organisaties hun testproces verbeteren en zelfs het testproces of de testorganisatie formeel laten accrediteren als het voldoet aan de eisen. De belangrijkste verschillen tussen TMMi en andere testverbetermodellen zijn de onafhankelijkheid, de aansluiting aan internationale teststandaarden, de business-driven filosofie (doelgerichtheid) en de perfecte aansluiting bij het CMMI raamwerk.

Dit boek geeft een kort en bondig, Nederlandstalig, overzicht van TMMi versie 2. Tevens worden TMMi assessment behandeld almede het testverbeterproces. De doelstelling van deze uitgave is (test)organisaties te helpen met het optimaliseren van hun testprocessen, het verbreden van het gebruik van TMMi en het verder ontwikkelen van het testen als vakgebied. De opzet van het boek is zodanig dat het een brede doelgroep aanspreekt. De kleine TMMi behoort daarom tot de basisuitrusting van iedereen die op welke manier dan ook inzicht wil krijgen in testprocessen, testprocessen wil beoordelen of testprocessen wil verbeteren.

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The Testing Practitioner

Erik van Veenendaal

2002, UTN Publishers, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Testing is an essential part of the software development. In recent years software testing has become a profession and career path. The Testing Practitioner provides a comprehensive description of the state-of-art in software testing and in addition addresses a number of new challenges and topics for the test practitioner. Offering insights from leading experts in testing, each chapter in this book has been extensively reviewed for technical content, assuring that it is accurate and time-worthy. The seven section of The Testing Practitioner are arranged to follow the ISEB Practitioner Syllabus in Software Testing, covering materials found essential for test engineers and test managers working in real-world businesses. Following the syllabus this book deals with test principles, test process, test management, risk management, inspections and reviews, test techniques (both functional and non-functional), test process improvement, tools and people issues. Some of the specific topics included are test planning, risk based testing, completion criteria, estimation, static analysis, exploratory testing, performance testing, usability testing and data driven testing.

This book is intended to meet the practical needs of both test engineers and test managers, especially those preparing for the ISEB Practitioner exam. A great reference for the new and experienced test practitioner applying test principles and structured testing to software development. This book may not contain all the answers you need, but is will surely set you of in the right direction. 

On-line bestellen via Uitgevery Tutein Nolthenius.


Successful Test Management

Iris Pinkster, Bob van der Burgt, Dennis Jansen and Erik van Veendendaal

Springer, Germany

At a time when information systems are becoming ever more complex and quality to market and time to market are critical for many companies, a structured test process is essential.;Even more important is a structured test management process to keep testing under control.;Nowadays a test manager must have extensive knowledge of and experience with project management, risk assessment, team building, and, process improvement.;Based on their long-term industry experience, the authors describe a holistic approach to test management that combines test methods, test management, risk assessment and stakeholder management into one integral process, giving test managers, test coordinators, IT project managers, and QA managers a competitive edge in environments where there are numerous unstructured requirements, tough testing schedules and limited resources. This book should be in every test manager's backpack!

Features and Benefits:

  • Decribes the Risk & Requirements Based Testing model in detail
  • Combines traditional test management with project- and product related risk management
  • Incorporates industry standards like the Goal-Question-Metric method (GQM) and PRINCE-2
  • Offers lots of hands-on advice, helpful checklists and documentation templates.

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Testen volgens TMap, 2e druk

Martin Pol, Erik van Veenendaal en Ruud Teunissen

Tutein Nolthenius, Den Bosch, Nederland

TMap staat voor Test Management approach en behelst een gestructureerde testaanpak voor informatiesystemen. De aanpak steunt op een viertal pijlers:

  • een aan de ontwikkelingscyclus gerelateerde fasering van testactiviteiten; 
  • een goede organisatorische inbedding; 
  • de juiste hulpmiddelen en infrastructuur; 
  • bruikbare technieken voor de testactiviteiten.

TMap is een generiek model, geschikt voor vrijwel alle testsoorten en testactiviteiten in de informatievoorziening. De beschreven aanpak wordt reeds vele jaren in een groot aantal projecten en organisaties met succes toegepast, zodat het boek kan worden beschouwd als een echt praktijkboek. Door de opbouw wordt inzicht geboden in de praktijk en de theorie van het gestructureerd testen.

Het boek is primair bedoeld voor degenen die zijn belast met het management of de uitvoering van het testen. Daarnaast is het boek bedoeld voor degenen die verantwoordelijk zijn voor de kwaliteit van de testprocessen binnen de organisatie en voor studenten bedrijfskunde, bedrijfseconomie, bestuurlijke informatiekunde, EDP-auditing en informatica.

On-line bestellen via Uitgeverij Tutein Nolthenius.


Gestructureerd Testen: een introductie tot TMap

Martin Pol, Erik van Veenendaal en Ruud Teunissen

Uitgeverij Tutein Nolthenius, Den Bosch

TMap staat voor Test Management approach en behelst een gestructureerde testaanpak voor informatiesystemen. De aanpak steunt op een viertal pijlers:

  • een aan de ontwikkelingscyclus gerelateerde fasering van testactiviteiten;
  • een goede organisatorische inbedding;
  • de juiste hulpmiddelen en infrastructuur;
  • bruikbare technieken voor de testactiviteiten.

TMap is een generiek model, geschikt voor vrijwel alle testsoorten en testactiviteiten in de informatievoorziening. In het boek worden de beginselen en principes van het gestructureerd testen behandeld op basis van TMap. Daarnaast wordt TMap in relatie gebracht met nieuwe technologieën en ontwikkelingsmethoden en wordt de plaats van testen in relatie tot kwaliteitszorg aangegeven. Specifiek wordt ingegaan op het testen van client/server systemen en het testen van pakketten. De beschreven aanpak is reeds in een groot aantal projecten en organisaties met succes toegepast, zodat het boek kan worden beschouwd als een echt praktijkboek.

Het boek is primair gericht op degenen die in de praktijk betrokken zijn bij een of meer aspecten van het testproces en relatief snel inzicht willen hebben in het gestructureerd testen van informatiesystemen. Daarnaast is het boek geschikt voor studenten bedrijfskunde, bedrijfseconomie, bestuurlijke informatiekunde, EDP-auditing en informatica.

Deze introductie tot TMap vormt een samenvatting van het veel dikkere boek "Testen volgens TMap".

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Software Testing, a guide to the TMap approach

Martin Pol, Erik van Veenendaal and Ruud Teunissen

Addison Wesley, UK

Testing is an essential part of the software development lifecycle, focussing on issues that must be addressed before the information system goes into production. Gave all parts and characteristics of the information system been checked sufficiently? Have issues such as suitability, performance and security been looked at? Have all defects been corrected without any new ones being introduced during the re-work process? It is crucial that these questions are not left unanswered until the final stages. Therefore, a well-structured and reliable test process is required. TMap (Test Management approach) is a well-established and internationally proven methodology. It will help save your company time and money by producing well-designed, reliable quality systems. As the method and platform, you can adapt it to suit your organization and its specific requirements.

If you are directly involved in the test process, Software Testing: A Guide to the TMap Approach is for you. It will:

  • Introduce you to the method and take you through it step-by-step
  • Enable you to address and deal with organizational issues, including functions within a team, training, consulting and administration of the process
  • Cover practical infrastructure issues, like the option of using an automation tool to aid the test process
  • Outline the different development situations in which TMap has been used, for example, client server, GUI, Object-Oriented, ERP and web-enabled scenarios, and give tips on what defects to look out for in each one.

 On-line bestellen via Improve Quality Services.


Structured Testing of Information Systems

Martin Pol and Erik van Veenendaal

Kluwer Publishing, Deventer, The Netherlands

TMap (Test Management approach) is a generic model, applicable for every test level and test activity relating to information systems. The book gives insight into the basic principles of structured testing. Additionally, TMap is linked to new technologies and development methods. Special attention is paid to testing related to client/server applications, OO and packages. The approach has been successfully used in many projects and organisations; in fact it has become the de facto standard for testing. It is frequently used in banks, insurance companies, pension funds and government agencies as well as in smaller organisations and market sectors such as embedded software, telecommunications and logistics. The book primarily focuses on people who are involved practically in one or more aspects of the test process and who want to gain relatively quick insight into structured testing of information systems. It is an introductory volume containing a summary of the Dutch 600 page book 'Testen volgens TMap' ('Testing according to TMap').

"If you want to do software testing properly, but find yourself struggling at every stage with the practical realities of information system development as it really happens, then you should read this book." -- Dorothy Graham,Grove Consultants


Reviews in de praktijk

Jan Jaap Cannegieter, Erik van Veenendaal, Eric van der Vliet en Mark van der Zwan

2009, Academic Services, Sdu uitgevers bv, Den Haag

Tijdens een review wordt een product onderworpen aan een beoordeling door iemand anders dan de auteur. Reviews leveren voordelen op in termen van tijd, geld en kwaliteit omdat de fouten die mensen maken bij het uitvoeren van hun taak vroegtijdig in het proces worden gevonden. Door middel van foutpreventie wordt bovendien voorkomen dat dezelfde fouten in de toekomst opnieuw worden gemaakt. Reviews in de praktijk is geschreven voor alle IT-ers die met reviews te maken hebben en er meer over willen weten. Onderwerpen die aan de orde komen zijn de verschillende reviewtypen, de taken van de moderator, metrieken, hulpmiddelen, foutpreventie, implementatie van reviews, succesfactoren en een uniek groeimodel om de toegevoegde waarde van reviews te optimaliseren. Het boek wordt gecomplementeerd met een aantal cases uit de praktijk, direct bruikbare sjablonen, checklisten en veel voorbeelden.  

Kortom, eindelijk een volledig Nederlandstalig boek met daarin een actueel en volledig overzicht van reviews. Dit boek is bedoeld als hulpmiddel voor het toepassen van reviews in de praktijk.

On-line bestellen via Improve Quality Services.


Achieving Software Product Quality

Erik van Veenendaal and Julie McMullan

UTN Publishers, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

More and more organisations, in all sectors of the economy, are becoming increasingly dependent on software, either as an integral part of their "product" or to support their business process. The software industry is putting  considerable effort in trying to improve the quality of their products. This book addresses a number of important topics in the area of software product quality, based on the results of European research and practical experiences.

"Achieving Software Product Quality" covers the latest developments in ISO product quality standards (ISO 9126), the importance of measurement, usability design approaches, software evaluation and certification methods and techniques and a structured approach for software testing. In addition relatively new topics such Multimedia systems quality are presented. Together the papers, written by various experts in the field, present an overview on the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice in the area of software product quality.

The book has been produced in the context of the ESSI-SCOPE project. The European project ESSI-SCOPE aims at raising the awareness on quality issues in software products, with a special focus on software product evaluation. Both editors were members of the ESSI-SCOPE project team.

On-line bestellen via UTN Publishers.


Software Quality from a Business Perspective

Jos Trienekes and Erik van Veenendaal

Kluwer Publishing, Deventer, The Netherlands

Software products play an increasingly important role in industry and society. Many organisations in the software industry have already spent considerable effort on quality improvement of their processes, products and services. However most of the work is done from a specialist or a technical point of view. This book adresses software product quality and the effectiveness of process improvement activities from a customer and business perspective. The book describes advanced software quality approaches and practical methods and techniques, including relevant case-study experiences.

The approaches, the methods and the techniques are positioned in a framework of four software quality domains. These domains are based on two distinctions, respectively the distinction between software products and software process, and de distinction between consolidation and continious improvement. The framework supports and enables the communication and decision making regarding quality assurance activities. The presented approaches, methods and techniques offer directions and opportunities for advanced an continious software quality improvement.


Project Control: The Human Factor

Katrina Maxwell, Rob Kusters, Erik van Veenendaal and Adrian Cowderoy

Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Human factors have a dominating effect on software quality and the successful conclusion of projects. However these effects are so variable it was commonly assumed that they could not be systematically studied and managed.

The ESCOM SCOPE 2000 proved otherwise. On an exceptional scale, the authors demonstrated that quantitative methods could be applied to this subject.

These proceedings include pioneering work to understand human factors and their impact on software projects and product quality. The papers include experience reports, studies of best practices, new research concepts, and in-depth analysis.


Project Control for Software Quality 

Rob Kusters, Adrian Cowderoy, Fred Heemstra and Erik van Veenendaal

Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, The Netherlands

The ESCOM SCOPE 99 conference brought together industry leaders and top academics from around the world to explore ways in which software project control methods could be integrated closely with quality specification and evaluation. The latest thinking was combined with enhancements of mature methods and broad experience of introducing change.

This conference marks the conclusion of a century which began with mechanical calculators and later programmable computers. The arrival of low cost computing, the Internet, and the explosive increase in user-programming brings new challenges to the control of software projects and product quality.  Challenges on which our prosperity, lifestyles and actual lives depends.

The book is a collecting of paper on topics such as process management, estimation, risk, metrics programs, maintenance, re-use, fault prediction, inspection, certification, product quality and usability.


Project Control: Satisfying the Customer

Katrina Maxwell, Serge Oligny, Rob Kusters and Erik van Veenendaal

Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, The Netherlands        

Requirements volatility is probably the single most critical component of software development, control and cost estimation. Even a slight change to requirements at a late stage in a project can have a disastrous impact on cost, schedule and quality. However, a project in which requirements remain fixed may not be a success from a customers' viewpoint. To address these important issues we chose ‘Controlling Software Projects: Satisfying the Customer' as the conference theme for ESCOM 2001, and the SCOPE-track within it. Thus in addition to traditional papers, several papers present pioneering work to better understand the human factor aspects of requirements volatility and its impact on software projects and product quality. The proceedings include experience reports, studies of best practice, new research concepts, and in-depth quantitative analysis.