Galway Event: Feedback Driven Development

BY : softtestireland - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 1:38 pm

SoftTest Ireland in association with EuroSTAR are delighted to announce the following event:

Talk: Feedback Driven Development
Speaker: Jean-Paul Varwijk
Date: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Portershed, Galway City Centre

It is a rainy day in November and the banks test experts meet for a third time to talk about a new corporate test vision. This time they meet for a full day off-site. The last couple of years the bank has under one some major changes. A new corporate vision emerged, the organisation was restructured and the way of working moved from agile to DevOps and now it will move to Simplify@Scale. The old test policies are no longer describing a way of working that fits to the current context.

Using the previous meetings as input a number of discussion rounds and workshops come and go. The experts agree on most of the new content but struggle to capture the essence. That is until Jean-Paul Varwijk captures their ideas into a new concept he was thinking about for some time now: Feedback Driven Development.

Feedback Driven Development not only takes an agile way of working and its mind set into account but uses metrics and data science to integrate the needs and wants from Business, Customers, Development, Operations, Security and Testing.


  1. Learn how modern software testing integrates into agile and DevOps
  2. Learn why and how a vision on testing is needed
  3. Take home elements from Feedback Driven Development to use in your organisation.

Speaker Biography
Jean-Paul Varwijk is a software engineer, currently in the role of IT4IT Product Owner Automation, at Rabobank. He is passionate about testing and quality, and thrives on advancing the craft wherever he is involved.

Jean-Paul is involved in testing since 2004 and has moved from mostly ‘traditional’ testing through agile testing towards a combination of context-driven testing and modern testing. He likes to speak and teach about what he has learned or experienced. He is a member of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing.

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