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Thinking Holistically About Quality and Testing 

Organizations talk about delivering high-quality products. The business cares about the quality of delivered features. Our customers demand quality in the product they are buying. Delivery teams talk about topics like internal code quality, testing, DevOps culture and how to improve their processes. With so many different perspectives, it’s no wonder we get confused about how to deliver that product that will delight our customers. In this keynote, Janet shares her experiences in how to look at quality from a holistic point of view – for both product and process quality. She explains the collaborative whole team to quality ownership that has transformed her teams. Join Janet to learn a new, holistic perspective to quality.
About: Janet Gregory
Janet Gregory is an Agile Testing and Process Consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction (LeanPub 2019); More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014); Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course; and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testing activities are necessary to develop good quality products. She works with teams to transition to agile development and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world.



Growing an Experiment-driven Quality Culture

You know your own product team needs to improve when it comes to testing and quality, yet you are not sure how to tackle this challenge? Many teams out there feel the need to grow a quality mindset, considering this to be a major stumbling block in their environments. At my current company, tech leadership had a clear mission: improve the testing and quality culture of our product teams by leveling up knowledge, skills, and practices. The problem: how to get there? Experiments to the rescue! In a complex environment like ours, no one could tell what would work, so we had to try things out. I designed an experiment to increase transparency, raise awareness, and especially drive experimentation in individual teams to grow a quality culture. Together with a newly formed working group, I supported four pilot teams to design, run and evaluate their own measurable experiments in their own specific context. These teams tried various approaches like exploratory testing, pair and ensemble testing, or documenting architectural decisions. In this talk I will share our lessons learned, the outcome and impact of these experiments, and what influenced the next experiments to try. Get inspired by our continuous journey towards making experiments a part of team culture across the company! Takeaways: Understand why small, frugal experiments are crucial in complex environments Learn how to design your own measurable experiments, in your team or globally. Get tips on how to run and evaluate experiments. Gain insights on how to learn from experiment results and decide on next steps. Start a movement towards an experiment-driven quality culture.

About: Elisabeth Hocke
Elisabeth Hocke is the Principal Agile Tester at FlixMobility. Having graduated in sinology, Lisi fell into agile and testing in 2009 and has been infected with the agile bug ever since. She’s especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality, as well as the continuous learning mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. She received a lot from the community; now she’s giving back by sharing her stories and experience. She tweets as @lisihocke and blogs at In her free time you can either find her in the gym running after a volleyball, having a good time with her friends or delving into games and stories of any kind.



Subround 1



Maintainable Test Automation 

"Maintainable Test Automation" is a talk inspired by Test Automation projects that were started with much enthusiasm but failed hopelessly because after a year it costs more time to maintain the tests than to do anything else. In this talk I will discuss some of the common issues for this and share some insights from projects that have been successful and maintainable.

About: Mazin Inaad
Mazin Inaad is a Senior Test Automation Engineer at Capgemini. His motto: “If you need to do a specific task more than once, automate it”, fits perfectly with his passion for Test Automation. His motivation? Ensuring that tasks can be done rapidly and without human error. In addition to his work as Test Lead with his client, Mazin is a trainer for the Capgemini Academy where he provides various courses in the field of Test Automation.






Test Strategy on S4/Hana Migration

Testing Strategy for S4/Hana Migrations is a talk inspired by a successful migration at one of Capgemini's Clients, Cargill. The project had a lot of test strategy challenges, and I want to offer a insights in the problems we ran across and how we fixed them. At the same time the talk gives you a taste at the challenges you can expect with migrating to S4/Hana.

About: Lucas Noordzij
Lucas Noordzij is test engineer at Capgemini and currently working at a customer testing a CRM/ERP solution. Experience with SAP both old and new.




Getting better at getting better 

Instead of 'building software' we will focus on 'playing games'. We will explore the difference between playing a game and designing a game. And especially, how do you get better at designing games.

About: Simone de Ruyter
Simone de Ruyter is a Senior Consultant at Capgemini. She is an Agilist who helps organizations  improve Quality through Agile practices and Systems Thinking. My workshop is intended to help people understand continuous improvement.


Subround 2






AMA Mulesoft Powerhouse Lead Dajana Mitrovic

As a team lead and integration architect I am responsible for designing solutions and developing applications using Mule 3 and Mule 4, integrating Salesforce with various payment, inventory, BI and shipping systems. In this interview you can ask me anything about Mulesoft, integration and how to design quality solutions.

About: Dajana Mitrovic
Dajana Mitrovic is a Senior Integration Consultant with broad experience gained working across multiple continents. She holds a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is currently working as an Integration/Domain Architect with a specialization in Mulesoft.






Why is Mendix different?

Mendix is a low-code development tool, but what does this mean in terms of testing? What is similar to what we know and what are the differences? Unit testing for instance seems to be on a different level - moving towards component/flow testing. What not seems to change is the hesitation to look into the database. In this talk, most aspects of testing (in Mendix) will be covered.

About: Maurice Siteur
Maurice Siteur is a Managing Consultant at Capgemini. He is active these days in an Agile team using Mendix, where he is the tester and partly the SCRUM Master. Testing manually and using a test automation tool. He likes test automation a lot, which resulted in 3 books in the last 20 years.





Codeless automation: Moving from SCRUM to DevOps

Vincent will provide an example on how to setup testautomation using a codeless solution and how this setup aids in making a shift-left; starting with the move to a DevOps solution

About: Vincent Immink
Vincent Immink is a Senior Test Automation Engineer at Capgemini. He is currently working as Test Manager at a customer. He has 23 years of experience, and 15 years of experience in test automation.