Erik is a regular speaker both at national and international testing conferences and a leading international trainer in the field of software testing. As a keynote speaker, he has presented at conferences in America, Australia, Brazil, India, Malaysia, New-Zealand, Peru, South-Korea and throughout west and eastern Europe. At these conferences he often also runs tutorials.
The most important and most recent keynote presentations include:
BUILDING ON SUCCESS – BEYOND THE OBVIOUS
During this evolving presentation Erik discusses existing testing methods and techniques. Which ones really work, and which ones provide the most valuable contribution towards project success? It does not have to be perfect, often “good enough testing” is sufficient. Five important and indispensable recommendations are presented that every (Agile) project should implement in order to be successful. This presentation is based on many practical experiences in various domains.
TESTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Software will never be defect free. Testing is and will always remain an essential part of software development. During this presentation Erik will discuss five topics that together will take care of first-class testing. Based on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model, leadership, policy and strategy, process, people and infrastructure & tools are presented. Finally some results that can be achieved following this approach are shown.
TEST IMPROVEMENT WITH TMMI: PROCESS IMPROVEMENT FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE
During this presentation various ways to improve testing are identified. An overview is provided of the TMMi and the way TMMi supports business-driven test process improvement. Guidelines on how to start an improvement project and how to make it a success are presented, as well as the Test Improvement Manifesto.
RISK-BASED TESTING IN PRACTICE
This presentation discusses a real-life method for applying structured risk-based testing in projects. It presents how risk identification and analysis can be carried out in close co-operation with stakeholders. It also addresses ways on how the outcome of the risk analysis can/should be used to define a differentiated risk-based test approach. The method has been developed in practice, and has been tuned through many test projects in various domains. Practical experiences are discussed, together with problems encountered and results achieved.
RISK-BASED TESTING FOR AGILE PROJECTS
This keynote is highly related to the previous one, but here the focus is also on how to apply risk-based testing in an Agile environment. The specific derivate from PRISMA for Agile, called Risk-Poker is presented as a practical, easily applicable method for risk-based testing in Agile projects.
SCRUM & TESTING – BACK TO THE FUTURE
Erik has much practical experience in various domains in implementing testing within SCRUM and other agile methodologies. This keynote presents these practical experiences with the objectives of providing the attendees with the information required to successfully implement SCRUM testing in their organization or at least become aware of the key challenges. This keynote is about the things you do not read about in agile books and what the agile testing guru’s often seem to have forgotten.
THE ESSENTIALS OF STRUCTURED TESTING
Both the increasing importance of software in our society and the costs that are involved in testing, confirm the need for structuring the testing process. This presentation deals with the essential practices that are required for any structured testing process and the results that can be achieved when applying them. These essential practices offer general guidelines for all testing and can be used by IT-auditors as a checklist to evaluate the quality of the testing process.