Hans van Loenhoud

Hans van Loenhoud

Trainer and consultant

Design Thinking becomes increasingly popular among professionals who want to deliver innovative solutions for wicked problems. With a focus on early feedback, prototyping and co-creation with users, Design Thinking mitigates the risks of innovation.
Design Thinking comes in different flavors: confusing for anyone who wants to know more about this promising approach. The recent introduction of the A4Q Design Thinking Foundation Level training solves this problem. Participate in this webinar if you want to make a good start with Design Thinking.

In more than 35 years of IT development, Hans van Loenhoud has always committed to software quality. Started as a COBOL programmer, he has worked since 2000 mainly in software testing. In recent years, his focus shifted to requirements engineering. Hans is committed to building bridges between the two disciplines because they can not deliver value without each other. He sees Design Thinking as such a bridge. Hans regularly presents on these topics at IT conferences and lectures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Frank Faber

Frank Faber

Consultant at Alten Nederland

DevOps has been introduced to break down the wall of confusion between Development and Operations. It enables teams to take an end-to-end responsibility in delivering software services. The transition to DevOps will be a cultural change. In this change, it is important to continue the focus on quality. DevOps can help you put the customer in the center and create a process where the customer gets a quality software product.
If you want to know more about DevOps and how to focus on Quality in DevOps, join the webinar!

Frank is a DevOps and Test consultant at Alten Nederland. Via Alten he has been seconded to several companies where he worked in Agile and DevOps teams. With several teams Frank has experienced the transition to DevOps. Frank helps his teams understand what DevOps is, and how you work Agile and DevOps in practice.

In addition to his consultancy work, Frank provides training and lectures on DevOps and on testing in an Agile environment.
In his role as DASA ambassador Frank wants to bring the fields of DevOps and Testing together, to help discover in which ways these two fields can learn and benefit from each other.

Pieter Withaar

Pieter Withaar

Test Automation expert working for Improve Quality Services

Do you want to know if the ISTQB TAE course can help you starting with test automation, or improve on running test automation projects. In this webinar we will explain what to expect from the ISTQB Advanced TAE course, and the way we choose to give this course at Improve Quality Services.

Pieter Withaar is a test automation expert working for Improve Quality Services. He started his career as a software engineer and specialized in testing later in his career. He has a huge drive for pragmatic and efficient automation in testing. He works as a trainer, coach and consultant. His enthusiastic, open, out of the box and critical approaches combined with deep technical knowledge lead to creative and effective solutions.

Rachel Whitney

Consultant – Planit Testing

Over the past few years, Agile has quickly risen to prominence as organisations strive to realise value quicker by adopting its rapid iterative approach. The iSQI Scrum Master Pro is designed to immerse students in the fundamental principles of Scrum, allowing them to implement best practice and avoid falling into bad habits that can significantly impact project delivery, quality and cost.
The course provides an understanding of the Scrum philosophy and principles, practical knowledge of Scrum, including roles, meetings and artefacts. It also prepares students to confidently apply Scrum methodology in their rganisations as a way of managing issues and roadblocks.

Rachel Whitney is Senior Trainer who trains many testing and agile courses, to individuals that want to understand more about industry best practises. After spending nearly two decades working and training in the testing space for a number different organisation which include companies in the gaming, utilities and finance industry. Rachel knows what truly works well for any team to achieve a good quality tested product. She has lead test teams using traditional software development lifecycles and has be involved in guiding and coaching teams adopting Agile methodologies. Her passion is to ensure her training classes are filled with a fun and are a relaxed environment to learn something new. With her wealth of experience of she can relate the material that is being taught to real world examples. She is great at keeping a class focused and has recently been told she is the ‘Test Entertainer’.

Rosie Sheldon

Senior Trainer - TSG Training

· What are the Test Automation principles?
· When is it appropriate to use Selenium WebDriver?
· Who can use Selenium WebDriver?
· Mini Lesson: Creating a script
· Summary

Rosie Sheldon has over 20-years’ experience of leading business critical test programmes and training both new and experienced testers to help organisations and individuals to increase their capability. Employed by TSG Training, Rosie is accredited by ISTQB, BCS and iSQI to deliver Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced level training. Rosie is a member of the accreditation board for new courses and has also worked as a developer.

Stefan Sturm

Managing Director IREB GmbH

This talk discusses some common pitfall and misunderstandings about RE and agile. It shows how RE can fit nicely into an agile development approach and introduces the new CPRE RE@Agile Advanced Level certification from IREB.

Stefan Sturm has been in the field of software and system development for over 20 years, starting from basic writing source code in many programming languages and technologies. His career path covered business analyst, requirements engineer, software architect, project lead to the definition of systems and development processes to create these systems.
From 1999 to 2011 Stefan was Managing Director of a software company located in Karlsruhe, Germany. With his team, he designed individual software applications for global players as well as for small companies in many different industrial sectors. Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis played a major role in these projects and are amongst his core skills.
From April 2010, he supported the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) e.V., the holder of the “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” (CPRE) certificate as an external project manager. On April 1st 2011 he was appointed as Managing Director of IREB GmbH the operating company of IREB. In this position, he is responsible for all the numerous activities resulting from the worldwide growing success of the CPRE certificate.

Stefan Staal

Stefan Staal

Trainer, coach and consultant at Lasat Requirements

In order to facilitate and guide an (IT) change, it is necessary to discuss with the stakeholders “sufficiently” about what they want to achieve. “Sufficiently” in the sense of just enough for the phase in which the project finds itself. This requires the right skills and techniques to facilitate this well. The IREB certifications help you to obtain the basic skills and knowledge (Foundation level) up to specific specializations (Advanced levels).
Participate in this webinar if you want to understand what the importance is of Requirements Engineering, and/or want to know more about the IREB certifications.

With over 25 years of experience in IT, Stefan has cooperated in many projects. In this period he has fulfilled various roles; software developer, tester, requirements engineer, architect, project leader etc. In all these roles, Stefan learned that there was a lack of requirements, changing requirements and even incorrect requirements. This sometimes resulted in the final solution not being accepted. In the last 10 years he has studied this issue and found a benchmark for good requirements engineering practices in the IREB certifications. He now trains and helps professionals to apply these skills and methods in practice, regardless of the nature of software development (i.e. waterfall, agile).

Thomas Geis

Chairman UXQB e.V.

Usability and User Experience are essential success factors for every digitalization project. Or to state it the other way around: If Usability and User Experience are not integral part of the quality assurance process in a project, the project will (definitely) fail.
This presentation introduces the certification scheme “Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience (CPUX). The meaning of the terms usability and user experience will be clarified by using practical examples and the certification requirements for the foundation level and the advanced levels will be introduced.

Thomas Geis has been a full-time usability professional since 1993. After 10 years of usability testing, he specialized in user requirements engineering and structural product design. Thomas is editor of several ISO standards for usability and user experience.
Thomas’ roles and responsibilities include:
Chairman of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB)
Managing Director of ProContext Consulting GmbH and
Head of the ISO Committee "Common Industry Format for Usability"
Editor of ISO 9241-110 "Principles for human-system interaction"
Co-editor of ISO 9241-112 "Principles for the presentation of information"
Editor of ISO 25065 "Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability – User requirements specification"
Holder of the Usability Achievement Award of the German UPA (2013)