Upcoming Webinars in June 2016

During the June webinar series you’ll hear from EuroSTAR Conferences speakers from 2012, 2014, 2015 and well as the upcoming conference 2016 in Stockholm.

Scrum in Hardware

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Scrum is the most widespread Agile development methodology in use at this time. While it originated in hardware development, most companies use it for software development. In the cases where it’s adopted successfully, software development (and testing) is no longer perceived as the bottleneck. That leads to more and more companies that develop physical products familiarize themselves with Scrum these days to achieve the same benefits.

Join Markus Gärtner in his webinar on hardware development using Scrum. He takes a closer look at hardware companies that succeed with Scrum, identifying patterns that work in hardware development including R&D and manufacturing.

Markus Gärtner (it-agile GmbH, Hamburg, Germany) 

Markus works as Organizational Design Consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile Coach for it-agile GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. Markus is the author of ATDD by Example – A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development and contributes to the Softwerkskammer, the Germany Software Craftsmanship movement. He blogs in English frequently at http://www.shino.de/blog.


Survival Techniques for Testers: Beyond the

T-shaped Tester

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The T-shaped tester (Rob Lambert, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory) combines need for general knowledge with advanced test skills to be successful. But testing is a versatile profession and demands are growing. Time to go beyond the T-shape and introduce the π-shaped tester. Extend your global knowledge (development, project management, agile etc) and test skills with yet another specialism to stay in demand, e.g. security, test automation, requirements. In this webinar we’ll report the results of our search for future needs. We will explain how we can survive as a tester and what skills and knowledge we need to develop. In our story we include the responses we got from the 100 participants that joined the workshops we gave on this topic.

Key Takeaways:

  • Become aware of the need to continuously develop yourself
  • What specialism’s should I adapt to become a better tester
  • Insights in how to brand your knowledge and let the world know about your specialism

Derk Jan de Grood WebinarDerk-Jan de Grood works for Valori as senior test manager and Agile Transition Coach. His drive is to improve the visibility of testing in both agile and traditional organizations, by sharing his knowledge and experience by means of training, presentations, workshops and publications. He is a regular speaker at conferences like EuroSTAR, wrote several successful books on software testing and publishes articles for the major testing magazines. In 2014 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award.


Jan Jaap Cannegieter webinarJan Jaap Cannegieter is a well-known consultant, author, (keynote) speaker and requirements and test specialist form the Netherlands. He has 20 years of experience in ICT and did assignment s in testing, quality assurance, TMMi, CMMI, SPI, Agile  and requirements. In testing he was a tester, test manager, test consultant and workshop leader. At this moment Jan Jaap is test/QA-manager and delivery manager at DinamiQs and vice president of SYSQA B.V., a company of 180 employees specialized in requirements, software testing, quality assurance and IT-governance. Within SYSQA Jan Jaap coaches other testers and test managers, is the thought leader and responsible for product development. He is the driving force behind Situational Testing and he wrote several articles and books in the Netherlands.


Understanding Cultural Dimensions in Linguistic Testing

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Language errors in a localized product may often seem negligible, but can often lead to large adverse outcomes. Let’s consider a scenario where a developer has inadvertently, added the string for delete in the place of the string for save. The product is released without being tested by a certified linguist. Users will end up deleting their actions instead of saving them. Similarly, what if a non-technical translator misunderstood the CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) to a cat (animal); what if an XD designer designed an excellent icon for a software feature but is one that hurts the religious sentiment of a particular market; what would be the subscription expiry date in a subscription model – 365 days per the Gregorian calendar or 355 days per the Lunar calendar? Who will catch all these overt and covert issues?
Based on personal experience as a linguistic tester my presentation will decode the complex environment of linguistic testing, the flaws, the best practices and parameters. I will also discuss how companies can optimize the process across the development cycle while maintaining highest total quality standards.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Add the capability of soft power but with extreme care
  2. There’s a thin line between localization and linguistic testing – let’s understand this in greater detail
  3. What to include in a linguistic test effort and why this is becoming increasingly important

Irfan Ahmad webinarIrfan Ahmad (QA InfoTech, India)

Irfan is a software QA engineer well versed in linguistic elements of product design, implementation and testing. He specializes in complex scripts (text), such as RTL (Right-To-Left), CJK and Indic languages that are widely used in MENA (Middle East & North Africa) and South East Asian Markets. He has successfully helped large ISVs such as Adobe localize some of their flagship products including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, FrameMaker, Pvx and Adobe Presenter in MENA and South Asian markets. He has an M.Phil degree in software localization and an on-going PhD in digital culture from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), New Delhi, one of India’s premier institute for languages, culture, humanities and social sciences. He recently spoke at the United Nation’s general assembly presenting to world leaders on localization of technologies and promotion of multilingualism and multiculturalism and how these together will help UN achieve millennium sustainable development goals. He is the author – researcher and co-inventor of a software patent.

Rajini - WebinarRajini Padmanaban (QA InfoTech, India)

As Sr. Director of Engagement, Rajini Padmanaban leads the engagement management for some of QA InfoTech’s largest and most strategic accounts. She has over fourteen years of professional experience, primarily in software quality assurance. Rajini advocates software quality through evangelistic activities including blogging on test trends, technologies and best practices. She is also a regular speaker in conferences run by SQE, QAI STC, UNICOM, EuroStar and has spoken at several webinars. Her writings are featured in TechWell, Sticky Minds, Better Software Magazine. She has co-authored a book on crowdsourced testing, and was most recently nominated for the Testing Leader of the Year award, by UNICOM. She can be reached at [email protected]


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