November 10 – 12, 2020

Online Edition!

EUROPE'S GREATEST AGILE SOFTWARE TESTING FESTIVAL!

#AgileTD Virtual Rube Goldberg Machine.

#AgileTD Virtual Rube Goldberg Machine.

The #AgileTD Online fun begins now!

Test your skills with the #AgileTD Online Rube Goldberg Machine.

 

Our conference is recognized for being an international learning festival where pe…

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#SupportTheWorldwideTestCommunity

#SupportTheWorldwideTestCommunity

The international conference scene and business is changing. More and more events are getting cancelled, postponed or replaced by online or hybrid versions. 

The Agile Testing Days will be on…

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Recap AgileTD Webinar “Quality Processes in an Agile Environment”

Recap AgileTD Webinar “Quality Processes in an Agile Environment”

Or How the Whole Team is Responsible for a Good Product or Service
 

On Tuesday, June 30, the AgileTD team was fortunate to host a webinar with the wonderful Lisa Crispin and Janet Greg…

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#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

We follow the movement against black people’s discrimination and abuse and we are happy that many people hear and listen, as we did and do. We all need to keep listening and learning and of cou…

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Psychological safety and mental health in times of crisis

Psychological safety and mental health in times of crisis

On the 13th of May I did a talk online. This post is about the talk, some questions, and resources that came out of it. If you want to read about the thougths and emotions before and after the talk, …

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AgileTD 2020 Hybrid Edition

AgileTD 2020 Hybrid Edition

Like all the conference organizers, we are struggling with the current situation. Some have canceled conferences, some postponed them, like we did with AgileTD USA, some run them as virtual events. W…

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My favorite ATD moment Series - #3 Christian Baumann

My favorite ATD moment Series - #3 Christian Baumann

Hi, my name is Christian Baumann and I´m a software tester. During the last 15+ years, I´ve had many different roles at a lot of different companies in even more projects. But a couple of…

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My favorite ATD moment Series - #2 Huib Schoots

My favorite ATD moment Series - #2 Huib Schoots

Hi, my name is Huib Schoots, I am Quality Coach, Agile Expert, Change Maker, Product Improver, Problem Solver, Tester and Scrum Master. I like to learn and to share knowledge so I became a speaker at…

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My favorite ATD moment Series - #1 Bart Knaack

My favorite ATD moment Series - #1 Bart Knaack

Hi all,

I am Bart Knaack, testing professional for over 20 years by now and frequent speaker at several (international) conferences, but the Agile Testing Days have always had a special place in m…

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List Of Blogs Every Agile Software Tester Should Read

List Of Blogs Every Agile Software Tester Should Read

The Agile Software testing community is full of love, knowledge and caring. 

Everyone has something valuable to share, and we want the AgileTD community to prosper and grow through each other…

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YOUR LIFE LONG AgileTD Premium Discount Membership

YOUR LIFE LONG AgileTD Premium Discount Membership

As everyone else, the Agile Testing Days are highly impacted by the current situation. Especially in these hard times we want to stay close to our community and think forward.

Our community is wha…

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Are You Ready to Rock?

Are You Ready to Rock?

“Are you ready to roooooock ... ?” - This was the 2019 motto of the AgileTD Award Night. We celebrated an 80s Glam Party in a relaxed atmosphere, paired with delicious food and an enterta…

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List of Books Every Agile Software Tester Should Read

List of Books Every Agile Software Tester Should Read

The world is constantly changing and agile software testing is not an exception.

Reading and curiosity are some of the vital skills every agile tester should have, and we strongly believe that the…

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Why Are the Agile Testing Days the Place to Go for Agile Software Professionals?

Why Are the Agile Testing Days the Place to Go for Agile Software Professionals?

Coming up with a statement of difference

All the best software testing conferences bring to their role something more, something different. At first sight, the Agile Testing Days seem to blend in …

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Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2019

Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2019

And the 2019 MIATPP Award goes to…

For the 9th time the "MIATPP Award" has been awarded by the agile testing community during the Agile Testing Days. At the glamorous and rocking …

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What a Journey! From Conference Participant to Keynote Speaker

What a Journey! From Conference Participant to Keynote Speaker

“Hi, my name is Lisi, and I’m a tester.” This is how I start all of my conference sessions these days. My sessions? My very own talks and workshops? It still feels strange to think …

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To Agile Testing Days and Beyond: From Volunteer to Speaker

To Agile Testing Days and Beyond: From Volunteer to Speaker

Taking My Chance: Being a Volunteer

Four years ago, I found out about the Agile Testing Days for the first time. I was working for almost 2 years as a tester and Scrum Master and I was trying to f…

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The Story of the Agile Testing Days Unicorns

The Story of the Agile Testing Days Unicorns

You have probably watched the movie or at least heard the story of one of the most popular unicorns of all times, that finds out it is the last one of its species and wants to know what happened to t…

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Call for Papers Submission Pitfalls & How to Do it Better! Tales from a Conference Organizer

Call for Papers Submission Pitfalls & How to Do it Better! Tales from a Conference Organizer

In 2018 my colleague Sabine wrote the blog post “It always starts with an idea…”. In this blog post, she gave some great hints on how to write better proposals for conference sessi…

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Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2018

Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2018

The MIATPP Award Night is one of the many highlights in the Agile Testing Days calendar. This night is always truly memorable because it honors and announces the most influential agile testing mind o…

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That was AgileTD 2018 - Celebrating 10 Years of Agile Testing Days

That was AgileTD 2018 - Celebrating 10 Years of Agile Testing Days

A couple of months ago we celebrated 10 years of Agile Testing Days with six intense days filled with collaboration, learning, networking, and many surprises. Over 750 participants experienced a…

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Get Your Ideas Moving – My First Session at AgileTD 2018

Get Your Ideas Moving – My First Session at AgileTD 2018

The 10th edition of the Agile Testing Days, which took place from November 11-16, 2018 in Potsdam, was very special for me. This year, I did not only help to organize the conference, b…

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AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 4 - Into the Chatbot

AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 4 - Into the Chatbot

Having covered off the basic forms of Machine Learning in the previous third vlog episode, we’ll now take a dive into the heart of a commercial chatbot, considering how they work, and how they …

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AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 3 - Classification with AI

AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 3 - Classification with AI

We’ve previously created regression types of Machine Learning in the second part of this vlog series. In this section, Mike will introduce you to examples of classification. We’ll start b…

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AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 2 - Our First Machine Learning Model

AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 2 - Our First Machine Learning Model

In the second part of this vlog series, Mike will take you through the “Hello World” of Machine Learning! We’ll work through an example in Python where we’ll collect data on h…

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Travel Tips for AgileTD: From Righteous to Ridiculous

Travel Tips for AgileTD: From Righteous to Ridiculous

Coming to the Agile Testing Days for the first time can be intimidating. If you are a native European, you just fly into Tegel or Berlin Schönefeld, catch a train, and walk from the tram or bus …

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AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 1 - The Power of Prediction

AI and Testing and Chatbots... Oh My! Part 1 - The Power of Prediction

The terms Machine Learning, AI and Chatbots became buzzwords during 2017. It's hard to think about this area without being lured by the trappings of science fiction. But what's really going o…

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AgileTDUSA Part #2: Conference Day 2

AgileTDUSA Part #2: Conference Day 2

As promised, this is the second part of my highlights from the Agile Testing Days USA conference. Again, I will focus only on the keynotes because as a member of staff I only got a glimpse of th…

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AgileTDUSA Part #1: Arriving in Boston, the Tutorials and Conference Day 1

AgileTDUSA Part #1: Arriving in Boston, the Tutorials and Conference Day 1

A few weeks ago the first edition of Agile Testing Days USA took place in Boston, MA! This conference is very special for various reasons; in 2017 we had to postpone the conference due to the politic…

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Team Education - 5 Key Reasons Why You Should Educate the Whole Team

Team Education - 5 Key Reasons Why You Should Educate the Whole Team

 

Bringing change, new structures, new workflows, or even new tools into a team can be a hard, tricky and a never ending process.

I made this experience on my own.  In early 2017 I at…

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Convince Your Boss Kit

Convince Your Boss Kit

Do you want to become more productive, learn more about the latest trends, tools, and technologies, or boost your testing skills to a new level? If you have answered at least one question with &lsquo…

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5 Main Benefits of Agile Project Management

5 Main Benefits of Agile Project Management

Agile is an iterative and incremental set of practices of management. It helps teams in an evolving landscape while keeping a focus on the rapid delivery of business value. All the methodologies of A…

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It Always Starts with an Idea...

It Always Starts with an Idea...

... or How to Write a Successful Proposal

 

Do you wish to speak at your favorite conference? I have a quick fix for you: become a speaker. That's easier said than done, but nothi…

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Next 125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye on Always

Next 125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye on Always

WiT working party (Claudia Badell, Guna Petrova, Anne-Marie Charrett, Lisa Crispin, Nicola Sedgwick, Lisi Hocke, Ale Moreira, Ashley Hunsberger, Alex Schladebeck, Claire Moss and others)

Testing i…

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The Agile Chef - Cooking with SCRUM

The Agile Chef - Cooking with SCRUM

It all started with a Scrum Master course in March 2017. I joined that course as an event manager & conference organizer. I was the only one in that course without a tech background. I initially …

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9 Things To Do After The Agile Testing Days

9 Things To Do After The Agile Testing Days

Last week we were all together celebrating the Agile Testing Days. Time flies and unfortunately ATD is over.

You probably went home with loads of information and new experiences. We know …

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Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2017

Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2017

Sometimes in your career, you face obstacles that prevent you from moving forward or you struggle with difficult situations at work. And sometimes you meet people – not necessarily in person &n…

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Agile Testing Days 2017: How to Turn Your Post-Conference Blues into Happy Memories

Agile Testing Days 2017: How to Turn Your Post-Conference Blues into Happy Memories

Last week, the 9th edition of the Agile Testing Days took place and I attended for the second time this incredible Agile Testing Festival in Potsdam, Germany. Like last year, I have met a lot of peop…

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The Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016

The Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016

The annual MIATPP Award (aka “the Oscar of the Agile Testing Community”) is an integral part of the greatest Agile Software Testing Festival - widely known as the Agile Testing Days.…

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125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye on Always

125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye on Always

By Anne-Marie Charrett 

WiT working party (Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Lisa Crispin, Nicola Sedgwick, Lisi Hocke, Ale Moreira, Ashley Hunsberger, Alex Schladebeck, Claire Moss and others)

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Adventures in Infrastructure Testing

Adventures in Infrastructure Testing

Infrastructure Testing?

As a test manager on a waterfall project, there’s nothing more disheartening than finding out on day one of your scheduled testing that that there are major problems.…

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How to Get Your Boss to Send You to the Agile Testing Days

How to Get Your Boss to Send You to the Agile Testing Days

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The truth of this saying is evident in almost every aspect of everyday life. But let's face it: in certain situations, it is really, really h…

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Your Automation is Making You Less Agile

Your Automation is Making You Less Agile

Most agile practitioners will tell you that you need to have automation. We need those rapidly running safety checks in place so that we can move quickly and not be slowed down by testing. I think fe…

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Reflections on an Agile Testing Manifesto

Reflections on an Agile Testing Manifesto

In 2013 we did a talk on Agile Testing at a conference. We wanted a memorable way to summarize the key learnings of the talk. Inspired by the agile manifesto we decided to try an agile testing manife…

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Names that Make Computers Go Crazy

Names that Make Computers Go Crazy

In 1961 IBM introduced a new monster processing system, called 7074. The beast was normally delivered in several trucks, required a room of 40 by 40 feet, and weighed more than 41,000 pounds. It had …

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Women in Agile Summit at Agile Testing Days 2016

Women in Agile Summit at Agile Testing Days 2016

Agile is the most inclusive of the modern tech subgroups. It welcomes people from various roles and specialties to work in close collaboration, extending well beyond the realm of software development…

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The Importance of Visual Communication for Software Testing Teams

The Importance of Visual Communication for Software Testing Teams

Software development and testing often involve very complex and abstract problems, and sometimes a shared understanding of the problem is difficult to achieve amongst team members. Furthermore, it ca…

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My 1st Agile Testing Days – From a Non-Tester’s Perspective

My 1st Agile Testing Days – From a Non-Tester’s Perspective

Last week, I was a “first timer” at the Agile Testing Days in Potsdam – the biggest agile software testing event in Germany. I have neither experienced an agile software testing eve…

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