TestCon Europe 2020


October 13-15

Vilnius and Online

Rik Marselis

Principal quality consultant

Sogeti, The Netherlands


Rik Marselis is principal quality consultant at Sogeti in the Netherlands. He is a well-appreciated presenter, trainer, author, consultant and coach who supported many organizations and people in improving their quality engineering practice by providing useful tools & checklists, practical support and having in-depth discussions.

Rik is an accredited trainer for TMAP, ISTQB and TPI certification training courses, but also, he has created and delivered many bespoke workshops and training courses. For example, on Intelligent Machines and DevOps testing.

Rik is a fellow of Sogeti’s R&D network SogetiLabs. The R&D activities result in presentations, books, white-papers, articles, podcasts and blogs about IT in general and quality engineering in particular. On 17 March 2020 his latest book “Quality for DevOps teams” was presented.


Quality for DevOps Teams

Deliver business value with the right quality at speed. That’s what organizations ask of their IT teams. To achieve this, IT people need to work closely together. Cross-functional teams of business analysts, developers, testers, operations people, and other involved areas of expertise, join forces to work towards business objectives. Collaboration is key. Collaboration between people that have a shared responsibility and pick up the tasks that need to be done, based on competences and roles, no longer worrying about official functions.

The DevOps culture is the enabler for this way of high-performance IT delivery, using an automated CI/CD pipeline to deliver at speed. But how do you deliver value with the right quality using DevOps? The new book “Quality for DevOps teams”, and the TMAP body of knowledge on the website www.tmap.net, enable teams to implement quality engineering practices using various approaches, practical examples and concise explanations.

Subjects that Rik will elaborate on in this talk are:
– The VOICE model of IT delivery which gives a firm foundation to structure and organize the work, it is centered around using indicators to measure whether the team is on track towards achieving the goals to deliver business value.
– The QA&Testing topics – 20 topics that cover all activities for quality engineering, each of these topics is relevant in some way to the people involved in IT delivery.
– Quality measures and skills relevant for today’s high-performance teams (such as DevOps, Scrum, Agile etcetera), for example Specification and Example, feature toggles and mutation testing.
– Test design for creating tests and exploring the test object – we describe 4 groups of coveraged-based test design techniques and 4 approaches for experience-based testing.

Rik trusts that people in modern IT delivery teams will benefit from these subjects to enhance their skills and collaboration and deliver business value to their stakeholders.

Session Keywords

🔑 Automation
🔑 Collaboration
🔑 Cross Functional Teams

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