Conference for professionals in the information technology industry

van Veenendaal Erik

Improve IT Services BV
Hato - Bonaire


Drs. Erik van Veenendaal, CISA is a leading international consultant and trainer, and a recognized expert in the area of software testing and requirement engineering. Erik is the (co-)author of numerous papers and a number of books on software quality and testing. He is a regular speaker, e.g., running a tutorial on test design techniques, at both national and international testing conferences and a leading international trainer in the field of software testing.

Since its foundation in 2002, Erik has been strongly involved in the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). From 2005 to 2009, he was the vice president of the ISTQB organization; he currently is the president for the Curaçao Testing Qualifications Board (CTQB).

Erik one of the core developers of the TMap test methodology and the TMMi test improvement model, and currently the CEO of the TMMi Foundation. For his major contribution to the field of testing, Erik received the European Testing Excellence Award (2007) and the ISTQB International Testing Excellence Award (2015).


Lessons Learned – Beyond the Obvious


During this evolving presentation, Erik discusses existing testing methods and techniques. Which ones really work, and which ones provide the most valuable contribution towards project success? It does not have to be perfect, often “good enough testing” is sufficient. Five important and indispensable recommendations are presented that every (Agile) project should implement in order to be successful. This presentation is based on many practical experiences in various domains.

Audience level
Regular Talk (1 h 30 min)

Risk-Based Testing - also for Agile Projects


This workshop deals with a  a real-life method (PRISMA) for applying structured risk-based testing in projects. It shows how risk identification and analysis can be carried out in close co-operation with stakeholders. It also addresses ways on how the outcome of the risk analysis can/should be used to define a differentiated risk-based test approach. The method has been developed in practice and has been tuned through many test projects in various domains. Practical experiences are discussed, together with problems encountered and results achieved. The focus will also be on how to apply risk-based testing in an Agile environment. The specific derivate from PRISMA for Agile, called Risk-Poker is presented as a practical, easily applicable method for risk-based testing in Agile projects.

Audience level
Workshop (1h 30 min)

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