On Tuesday 3 December 2013, the Testersuite Event took place at Zuiver Gastvrij in Utrecht. With over 70 visitors from 45 companies from various industries, interesting customer stories and many enthusiastic reactions afterwards, the first edition of the Testersuite Event was a great success.
Organisations are increasingly under digital pressure. The IT department is expected to implement changes quickly, without jeopardising stability. A structured and mature testing process helps with this. But how do you prevent structured testing from causing a lot of extra work? What is the best place to start? Where can you save time (and money)? Answers to these and other questions were discussed.
After chairman Sven van de Riet of research agency Giarte had explained the increasing importance of testing, Frank Paymans of Testersuite took the visitors back to the basics of a good testing process. Subsequently, several Testersuite customers shared their experiences and lessons learned regarding testing and test process improvement:
Marco Appels, test manager at Europe's largest garden specialist Bakker Hillegom, explained the search for a suitable test tool for the SAP Order-to-Cash implementation and the considerations in choosing Testersuite . The measures taken to ensure structured testing without losing sight of the pragmatic aspects, were also extensively discussed.
Retail company Vroom & Dreesmann discussed the role of testing within ALM (Application Lifecycle Management). Richard Hokke, test manager e-Commerce, explained how Testersuite supports and stimulates the reuse of test cases and test scenarios. This provides V&D with enormous savings in time and money.
Water company PWN provides one and a half million customers with drinking water. PWN is thereby largely dependent on the correct functioning of its complex IT landscape. In 2009, PWN started professionalising the test process with test service provider PTWEE. Looking back on the implemented improvement steps, Daniël Prosperi shared the lessons learned and gave advice on where to start: with the test process or with a test tool.
Finally, Douwe Vermeulen of Testersuite offered the visiting companies the opportunity to get acquainted with Testersuite during a trial period. Participants in the trial period were also offered a free training course in 'Structured Testing'. Various companies are now making use of this 'flying start'.
The set-up and the various customer experiences have led to many enthusiastic and positive reactions:
"I found it particularly interesting to see how organisations can make their test work more efficient and effective in a practical way."
"There is still a lot of room for us to save time on testing by reusing test cases, among other things."
"We can't escape improving testing, today a number of directly usable steps have been passed!"
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