Testing Intelligence in QA&Test ’09 – Bilbao

I’m currently in the QA&Test ’09 conference in Bilbao, Spain.

The conference started yesterday with some tutorials in the morning and presentations in the afternoon, where among other things I presented the concept of Testing Intelligence, with good comments and approvals from the session participants.

I was happy to see that concepts and approaches similar to Testing Intelligence are been developed in parallel by multiple QA Specialist who, same as myself, are realizing that Testing is not only about coverage, bugs, and AUT’s; but about information, stakeholders, and working within a team focused on developing a product.
One of these people is Derk-Jan de Grood from the The Netherlands who gave a great tutorial about Results Driven Testing, with some parallel lines of thought to the ones around Testing Intelligence.

I’m looking forward to a couple of more days of great sessions, starting today with a keynote from Mary Poppendieck…  Will post more in the following days, so stay tuned 🙂

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2 Responses to Testing Intelligence in QA&Test ’09 – Bilbao

  1. Sharath Chandrashekar June 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Hi Joel, Please suggest me ways to improve the testing skills of mine since i no longer work as a tester but will be working as a test admin in future…Waiting for ur replies eagerly

  2. joelmonte June 17, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    Hi Sharath,

    Your question is a little general since improving your testing skills will depend on many factors such as your testing challenges, your AUT's, your customers, your constraints, etc.

    If I am not mistaken you already have my personal email address, but if you don't let me know and I will send it to you. We can work on this directly if you want.

    Additionally, there are many good on-line resources you can use to continue learning from the questions and experiences of other testers, my personal favorite is the SoftwareTestingClub – http://www.softwaretestingclub.com – that I strongly recommend to everyone who will listen to my advice.



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