Scottish Testing Glasgow Event – Wed May 31st

We are in the process of finalising the programme for our May 31st event in Glasgow – working with the theme of  ‘Automation’.

I am pleased to say that amongst the speakers we have Isabel Evans, discussing UX in relation to test tools,  and Dan Martland, Head of Edge Consulting’s Technical Practice.

We  will also be continuing the ‘Lightening Talks’ that have proved so popular at recent events – your chance to have a say about something you feel should have a wider audience (if you are interested in a slot drop me an email and I will reserve your space (sue.atkins@soprasteria.com) – but be quick as places are limited!).

Sue Atkins

Scottish Testing Group

(Ticket information to follow soon)

2 Days to secure your seat – Scottish Testing Edinburgh

The Scottish Testing Group Autumn Event will take place in Edinburgh on Wed 19 October, at Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie Place – a short walk from Waverley Stn.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Huib Schoots – How to become a great tester
  • Tony Bruce – One more question….

Full speaker details can be found here

Registration detail on Eventbrite

Fancy speaking at STG?

Call for Lightning Talkers

Once again we will also feature six lightning talks and YOU could give one.  There are a couple of slots left – it could be you!

Talks will be 10 minutes (maximum) in length and can be on any topic as long as it is related (even loosely) to testing. You can use a single slide as long as you provide it in advance but why not be brave and just wing it!

This is open to everyone so slots will be allocated on a first come first saved basis – if you’d like to put yourself forward for one of these just let me know (graham.freeburn@soprasteria.com) or alternatively you can contact any of committee.

Coaching for novice speakers will be available is desired

STG – AGM & Autumn Test Event, Edinburgh

The Scottish Testing Group Autumn Event will take place in Edinburgh on Wed 19 October, at Royal Scots Club, Abercrombie Place – a short walk from Waverley Stn.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Huib Schoots – How to become a great tester
  • Tony Bruce – One more question….

Full speaker details can be found here

Registration detail on Eventbrite

1 week to go – Fiona Charles: Inspiring Testing & Strategies for Successful Delivery

Only a few days let to confirm you seat!

Two-days of Experiential training workshops with Fiona Charles, 10th and 11th October

  • We are delighted to be able to offer you the rare opportunity to take part in two days of experiential training workshops with the renowned international speaker and testing expert Fiona Charles on 10th and 11th October at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. Only 24 places are available each day so be quick if you want to book a place for yourself or some of your team. Fiona’s sessions are highly interactive and thought provoking and are always well received.
  • The workshops on offer are
    • Monday 10th Inspiring Testing
    • A leader sets an example and inspires others to follow and then to lead in their turn. You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader-but if you’re not also a leader, you can’t be a good manager. In this full-day interactive workshop, we’ll examine the key focus areas for test leaders, and work together to identify the skills and personal qualities essential for exceptional test leadership.
    • Tuesday 11th Mind, Map & Strategy (Morning)
    • A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort. It’s the significant values that will inspire, influence and ultimately drive your testing, and the overall decisions you have made about ways and means of delivering on those values. In this session, we will walk through an example to illustrate how a mindmap can be used effectively for a test strategy, and you will have the opportunity to practice developing and presenting you own mind-mapped strategies.
    • Modelling Test Scenarios with Data (Afternoon)
    • Many test efforts depend on scenarios that represent real sequences of transactions and events. Scenarios are important tools for finding problems that matter to stakeholders in business applications and integrated solutions. Often, they are essential for business acceptance, because they encapsulate test ideas in a format that is meaningful for business users and easy for them to understand and review.
    • Full details of the workshops
    • Costs
      One day – Early Bird £200 otherwise £250
      Both days – Early Bird £350 otherwise £400
      Book Online

Scottish Testing – Inspiring Testing & Strategies for Successful Delivery

Two-days of Experiential training workshops with Fiona Charles, 10th and 11th October

  • We are delighted to be able to offer you the rare opportunity to take part in two days of experiential training workshops with the renowned international speaker and testing expert Fiona Charles on 10th and 11th October at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. Only 24 places are available each day so be quick if you want to book a place for yourself or some of your team. Fiona’s sessions are highly interactive and thought provoking and are always well received.
  • The workshops on offer are
    • Monday 10th Inspiring Testing
    • A leader sets an example and inspires others to follow and then to lead in their turn. You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader-but if you’re not also a leader, you can’t be a good manager. In this full-day interactive workshop, we’ll examine the key focus areas for test leaders, and work together to identify the skills and personal qualities essential for exceptional test leadership.
    • Tuesday 11th Mind, Map & Strategy (Morning)
    • A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort. It’s the significant values that will inspire, influence and ultimately drive your testing, and the overall decisions you have made about ways and means of delivering on those values. In this session, we will walk through an example to illustrate how a mindmap can be used effectively for a test strategy, and you will have the opportunity to practice developing and presenting you own mind-mapped strategies.
    • Modelling Test Scenarios with Data (Afternoon)
    • Many test efforts depend on scenarios that represent real sequences of transactions and events. Scenarios are important tools for finding problems that matter to stakeholders in business applications and integrated solutions. Often, they are essential for business acceptance, because they encapsulate test ideas in a format that is meaningful for business users and easy for them to understand and review.
    • Full details of the workshops
    • Costs
      One day – Early Bird £200 otherwise £250
      Both days – Early Bird £350 otherwise £400
      Book Online

STG Glasgow 11 May – Final few seats

There are 8 seats remaining for the next  Scottish Testing Event on Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow – Free to attend

Tickets here

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

STG Glasgow – Register here…..

Register Here

Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow

Free to attend

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

Register Here