Pieter Vanhaecke

Testing? What's in it for me?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to assess the quality of software, trying to find nasty defects, bugs and issues? Do you wonder how it feels to work in an agile team or what tools you can use to optimize your testing?

Say no more.

CTG and CTG Academy have composed a Testing Summer School, covering 20 testing related topics, each modular and atomic. You can cherry pick, or follow the entire program.

Whether you are a student, a junior IT professional, a PO/PM, a novice or an experienced tester looking to refresh or extend your knowledge: these are key elements waiting for you to be (re-)discovered.

Why you should attend

Quality is key
Software quality is key to customer appreciation and retention. Ensure the success of your software by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing activities.

Based on experience and thought leadership
CTG Academy has been educating testers for over 2 decades. These sessions are based on the collective knowledge and experience of our trainers and consultants.

Cherry picking or the full swing?
Do you fancy only one session, or just a few? Or would you like to enroll for the entire portfolio? Each session is atomic and modular: no prior knowledge is required.

Your summer break
The sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday during summer, from June 29th until September 2nd. It’s the ideal “snackable” content: 90 minutes during lunch time.


Programme

Tue Jun 29,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Are you Agile? Or is it something you've only heard or read about? Lots of people are talking about Agile but few are actually working/being Agile. In this session you are brought up-to-speed by our Agile gurus. What is the Agile mindset? How do you apply this in practice? What is important to know and what isn't?

Even if you are familiar with the Agile way of working, this session is useful to understand the concepts that will be elaborated in the following sessions.

Agile Backlog Burndown Collaboration Kanban Lean Manifesto Principles Priorities Pull Push SCRUM Team

Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Peter Duelen

Agile Coach, CTG

 

Bert Fabry

Agile Coach, CTG

 

Thu Jul 01,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

A must attend for everyone who is not a tester (yet). Through real life examples you will get an introductionary answer to the different 'W' questions regarding testing: What is testing? Why do we need to test? What if we don't test? When do we to test? Where do we test? Who needs to test? How do we test? How much do we test? When is testing done? What language do testers speak?

Basics Black Box Business Quality Skills Test Level Test Levels Test Type Test Types Testing UAT Unit Testing Validation Verification White Box

Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Tue Jul 06,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Testing is more than just executing random tests on a developed system in an attempt to break it. Testing consists of an entire process and its goal is to measure whether the system is of sufficient quality. Since the first computer bug was detected in 1947, people have been testing computer and software systems. Different approaches to software development have arisen and testing had to adapt to fit each of these software development life cycle models. In this session you will learn about the testing process that fits the more old skool software development models. What are the different steps in this process? Which work products are needed and created during these steps? Who is responsible for each task? What are best practices but also what are pitfalls and tips & tricks?

Approach Process Quality Responsibilities Roles SDLC Sequential Tasks Test Case Test Level Test Levels Test Plan Test Type Test Types V-model Waterfall

Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Thu Jul 08,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Testing is more than just executing random tests on a developed system in an attempt to break it. Testing consists of an entire process, adapted to the applied software development lifecycle model, to measure whether the system is of sufficient quality. The publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001 was an important milestone for the new approaches to software development. In this session you will learn how testers bring added value throughout the different phases of this 'new' way of working. The objectives of testing never changed, so what are the major differences with the old skool way of working? Do you need to use and create other work products? What about tasks and responsibilities? And again: what are best practices, pitfalls, tips & tricks?



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Tue Jul 13,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Testers don't just randomly execute things that seems appropriate to them.They work in a structured way to derive test cases from their sources of information, making sure that the required level of coverage is achieved. There are a lot of different techniques, each with a specific purpose, application area and dificulty. In this session an overview will be given of these techniques, looking at their practical usability.Even if you are familiar with lots of test techniques, you can still discover new techniques or rediscover techniques that you've forgotten. You will learn which technique is most suitable for each objective and kind of requirements. The application of these techniques will not be elaborated as it recommanded to learn them by doing, which is not feasible in a short session.




Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Thu Jul 15,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Sometimes testers are faced with limited time to test, or a limited amount of information to derive test cases from. Even though most test techniques fail in this situation, this shouldn't end your options as a tester to test an application. By using the right oracles and a good understanding of context, testers can still measure product quality through session-based testing using test charters. In this session, you will get an in-depth overview of how you can test an application with limited time or very little information.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Stefan de Cap

Test manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Tue Jul 20,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

There is not something like 'one approach to testing'. This being said, you already know what this session will be about.
Which factors influence how you could and should test? Which general approaches are available and how can you diversify your test approach to fit your current situation? What and how should it be documented? What are things to consider when planning your test approach? And not to forget: what are best practices, pitfalls, and tips & tricks?

Benjamin Franklin once said ""By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." In this session you will learn how to plan your testing in the most efficient and effective way.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Thu Jul 22,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

One question you hear a lot is ""How much time do you need to test this?". Knowing when and at what cost a product is of sufficient quality is important, especially with the ever-growing need to decrease the time-to-market.

An answer to this question can never be given right away and it usually starts with 'it depends'. Making predictions about the future is trying to manage uncertainties, yet you cannot allocate resources if you have no idea how many of them are needed or for how long. In this session we'll explore different techniques to make estimations regarding the required resources to test something. You'll discover which factors have an influence on this estimation, but also the advantages and disadvantages of each of these techniques. Most likely you're still not able to answer the question right away, but at least you know where to look for it.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Tue Jul 27,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Testing is done to answer a number of questions people have regarding the application that has been developed. Can we go live? What risks have been covered? How many effort has been put into testing this? What problems occured? How accurate were our estimations? How much did it cost us (so far)? The answers to all these questions are given in reports, tailored to the specific needs of the target audience. In this session we will discuss different types of reports, their target audience, their level of detail, and other important aspects.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Thu Jul 29,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Ask 10 people what the ideal tester looks like and you will get 11 different profiles. Just like there is no single approach to testing, there is also no single profile that fits them all. If you look into the details of these profiles, you will find some common characteristics. Next to a passion for quality, there are more characteristics any good tester should possess. Other characteristics depend on the role and the tasks of a tester.
In this session you will get an overview of the different skills a tester should and could master. You will gain interesting insights in the never-ending discussion on being a specialist or a generalist, looking at T-, Pi- and Comb-shaped profiles. You will also learn what skills are needed to shift left, right and who knows even up ...



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Tue Aug 03,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

If everything went as planned, life would be much easier. Unfortunately, a lot of things might turn out differently than we expected. In every project, we have to monitor closely whether everything is going according to plan. If not, we need to take action to keep the train running, making changes to our plan or our expectations. In this session important aspects for this monitoring and controlling of test projects are investigated, looking for best practices, pitfalls and tips & tricks, spiced up with real life examples.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Thu Aug 05,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

An expert from CTG's IT service management unit will explain what proper service and defined practices is all about. What are the advantages? What are possible pitfalls? And are these principles also applicable for the Agile development models? What is the role of a tester is all of this? And what does ITIL have to do with this? Developers have all kinds of tools to deliver (updates to) working software quickly. By the time you finish your test case, the software may already be updated a couple of times. How can testers reliably measure the quality of an ever-changing piece of software? The key is to have a proper configuration and change the management process in place.





Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Eddy Peters

Senior Process Consultant & ITIL Expert, CTG

 

Tue Aug 10,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Once you have determined your test approach and estimated the required resources, you can organize your tests and your team. How to organize these depends among other things, on the testing tasks, roles, development model, required level of independence and availability and knowledge levels of your testers.

In this session you will learn about the different roles in a testing process, be it old skool or rather Agile. You will discover different ways to organize your testing team and how to manage your testing process.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Peter Duelen

Agile Coach, CTG

 

Thu Aug 12,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

For every step in your test process, there are tools to support the required tasks. Tools can help increase effectiveness and efficiency if selected, implemented, configured and used well.

In this session you will get an overview of the different tool types that can help you in your testing. The benefits, pitfalls and best practices for each of these tools will be elaborated through several real-life demos. The goal of this session is not to sell you any tool, but to show you whatever is possible with the right tools.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Bram Geukens

Implementation Architect

 

Tue Aug 17,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

A lot of people claim that a product is of good quality, if it does what it's supposed to do without errors. Functionality is indeed an important contributor to the quality of your system, but if you don't understand the interface, or if your system takes 5 minutes to respond, you are not happy with the quality either. The focus on non-functional testing is increasing every day. Usability, security and performance - just to name a few quality attributes - are becoming more and more important and systems that do not comply with the current expectations of their end-users in these, won't have a long lifespan.

In this session the ISO 25010 standard on quality attributes for software products is elaborated in detail. You will learn how to test for these different aspects and how tools can help you getting better results.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

 

Thu Aug 19,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

No, you don't need a master degree in programming to attend this session on test automation. Even though test automation may appear very technical, it is something all of you can do, to a certain extent. Having a computer executing tasks for us, frees our time to do more interesting and challenging things.

In this session you will discover different types of test automation, both for the retroactive [after the system has been developed] and the proactive [before the system is being developed] approaches to test automation. For each type, you will learn the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls, but also receive soms tips and tricks. At the end of the session, you would also like to start automation. Wanna bet?



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Stefan de Cap

Test manager, CTG

 

Maxime Ryckmans

CTG Consultant

 

Tue Aug 24,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

The Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) has a rapidly growing uptake and is now the de-facto world-wide standard for test process improvement. It’s growing popularity is based upon it being the only independent test process improvement model, and the simple presentation of maturity levels that it provides. The mistaken belief is that the TMMi and Agile approaches are at odds. Agile approaches and TMMi can not only co-exist, but successfully integrate to bring substantial benefits to both Agile and traditional development and testing organizations. Examples will be shown on how TMMi and Agile methods can effectively work together. The challenge is to apply lean principles and practices to empower Agile practices and facilitate TMMi practices. Whatever you do a key to success is always to have the business needs and objectives drive the improvement process. Erik has much practical experience in implementing the TMMi model, in both traditional and Agile environments, and assisting organizations improve the way they test. Many practical experiences and results achieved are presented. The latest developments around the TMMi will also be discussed, e.g., the results world-wide TMMi user survey and the establishment of TMMi Local Chapters.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

 

Erik van Veenendaal

CEO TMMi Foundation

 

Thu Aug 26,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

What is DevOps? If Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment are still new terms for you, this session will help you to better understand what all the fuzz is about. Bjorn and Jo, CTGs DevOps experts will take you on a journey through the wonderous world of DevOps. The focus will be on testing within DevOps. Where is testing done in the entire DevOps chain? What is the role of a tester? What are the differences with the more old skool and Agile approaches to testing? Which (new) skills and knowledge are required?



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Jo Herroelen

Solution Architect, CTG

 

Bjorn Boisschot

Solution Architect, CTG

 

Kevin Boutsen

Implementation Architect

 

Tue Aug 31,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

Judgement day is near! Or at least that's what most people think when they hear about AI. The most important thing you should now is that AI is nothing more than a computer system solving problems usually solved by humans. AI can be used in a lot of different domains: not only self-driving cars, chatbots and deepfakes, but also... testing!

One of the major challenges with AI is knowing whether the AI system has been trained properly. To answer this question, the AI system has to be tested. Not only to see whether it has been properly trained, but also to assess whether the learned can be applied in the real world.

In this session you will get a brief introduction on testing of AI systems. What are the differences with non-AI software systems? What are the possible (new) risks with AI systems and what should you do to mitigate these? On top of that, you will get a peek preview of how AI could be used to facilitate your testing. Like most AI systems, there is still a long way to go, but the destination is very promising!



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

Thu Sep 02,2021 | 12:00 PM CEST

Abstract

20 years ago in 2001, Daft Punk already knew that things had to be harder, better, faster and stronger. Having a good performing system has become crucial and performance is a quality aspect that is here to stay.

With the ever increasing speed and size of systems, it's no longer an option to put a number of people in a room and use a stopwatch to time their actions in the system. Tools are indispensible to measure whether your system performance meets the expectations and whether it would continue to do so in the future as well. CTG's performance expert, Wim Demey will explain the current status of performance testing and what you should consider when you want to start testing your system performance, looking deeper into best practices, pitfalls and tips & tricks.



Price

€25 VAT included Add to shopping cart


Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

 

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

 

June 29th
-
Sep 2nd

Virtual
classes

Atomic and
modular

20
modules

Meet the trainers

Bjorn Boisschot

Solution Architect, CTG

Kevin Boutsen

Implementation Architect

Stefan de Cap

Test manager, CTG

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert, CTG

Wim Demey

Solution Architect, CTG

Peter Duelen

Agile Coach, CTG

Bert Fabry

Agile Coach, CTG

Bram Geukens

Implementation Architect

Jo Herroelen

Solution Architect, CTG

Eddy Peters

Senior Process Consultant & ITIL Expert, CTG

Michaël Pilaeten

Learning & Development Manager, CTG

Maxime Ryckmans

CTG Consultant

Erik van Veenendaal

CEO TMMi Foundation

Registration

Please register by completing the adjacent form. Sessions can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on them

Each session is priced at € 25. If you enroll for 12 sessions or more, the total price is € 300.

Students

Students, lectors and academic staff can enroll for free. Register with your student e-mailadress (@student.<academia>.<extension>) without any charge.

Corporate packages

If you would like to subscribe multiple participants, please contact us.

Information we collect about you and how we use this

We collect information about you when you register for this event and if you have business inquiries or questions. This information is further used to provide you with the possibility to make changes in the choices you have made.

We will not disclose your information with other parties outside CTG.

You can find our privacy notice here.

How to contact us

By form: https://summerschool.ctg.com/contact