Corné Kruger

Corné Kruger

Presentation Topic: Symbiosis, ecosystems and software testing       10:30 – 11:15 18 October 2017

Tutorial Topic: ISTQB Agile Tester Certification                                     08:00 – 16:15 16 & 17 October 2017 

(This is a tutorial that runs over a period of 2 days)

  • “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

    Withdraw yourself for a moment from the demanding corporate world and hectic lifestyle and listen to mother nature and what she wants to teach us. So much wisdom is embedded in what is happening silently around us. Let us have a look at the interaction between different organisms and the environments that they are living in…An interesting comparison between our ‘ecosystems’ that we are working in and the distinct types of symbiosis between stakeholders give insight into everyday challenges and how to manage it. Assessing your ‘ecosystem’ will help you to identify ways how to mature.

  • This tutorial provides testers and test managers with an understanding of the fundamentals of testing on agile projects.  Attendees will learn how agile software development projects are organized, and the various types of agile development practices in common use. They will understand how agile development differs from traditional approaches, how to position testers in an agile organization, the fundamental agile testing principles, practices, and processes, and the skills they’ll need to excel in an agile environment.  The attendees will learn ways to estimate and organize testing within agile projects and the application of risk-based testing on agile projects.  They’ll also gain a basic understanding of the important testing and test-related tools commonly used on agile projects. It is ideal for testers experienced with traditional software lifecycles, entry-level testers with an interest in agile testing, and experienced developers with a lot to a little knowledge of testing who work in agile projects.  Testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers working in agile organizations will find this course useful, informative, and fun.  The ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a pre-requisite to take the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam, but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course.

    By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

    • Collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices
    • Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices to agile projects
    • Support the agile team in planning test-related activities
    • Apply relevant test methods and techniques
    • Assist in test automation
    • Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria
    • Collaborate and share information with other team members
    • Work effectively within an agile team and environment
  • Cornè is the founder and President of the South African Software Testing Qualifications Board. Since the establishment of the SASTQB eight years ago, she has introduced the ISTQB and IREB certification to the South African testing industry, achieved recognition for ISTQB accredited training providers, ISTQB partnership for organizations and promotes software testing as a professional career for South Africa and abroad. Cornè has recently being selected as the chair for the ISTQB TBOK working group.

    Cornè is the founder and CEO of Impimpi Technologies and has over 27 years of experience in Software Engineering within the financial, manufacturing, mining, transport and medical industry. She has written various articles and also acts as a program committee member for various international testing conferences. She believes that the success of software testing is embedded in establishing fundamental testing best practices based on international standards and effective communication to highlight the business value of software testing. Cornè holds the degree of B.Sc. (HED) and owns the ISEB Practitioner, IREB Certified Requirements Engineering as well as the Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP) Certifications.