June Events 26th and 27th June 2013 Agile Testing

BY : softtestireland - Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 8:39 am

Kindly Sponsored by Borland, HP, InterTradeIreland, ISA Software Skillnet, Sogeti & SQS

Dates and Venues

Dublin Wednesday 26th June 2013 from 6:00pm Central hotel Exchequer Street Dublin

For more information about this event please contact Administrator@softtest.ie or susan@isa-skillnet.com

Belfast Thursday 27th June 2013 from 12 noon Holiday Inn Ormeau Avenue Belfast

For more information about this event please contact administrator@softtest.ie  or Sharon Moody sharon.moody@momentumni.org

The Bee Colony – creating a hive of activity for Agile teams

By Stevan Zivanovic


Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify By

Kristian Karl


The Bee Colony – creating a hive of activity for Agile teams

The use of metaphors to better understand our everyday activities is well understood. To help question what we do and how we behave, particularly in Agile teams, the speaker will use his experience of working in Agile teams and compare this with his other passion, that of bee keeping.

Using videos of the speakers own bee colony and extrapolating the social model of a beehive, the speaker will relate these to the structure and behaviour of an Agile team.

 The result is that you, as a professional tester, will have a better understanding of the dynamics of an Agile team, what behaviours you need to demonstrate and the expected outcomes and how not to get you or your team stung. In addition you will also gain a better understanding of bees!

Stevan loves to support people to achieve their best. His long career in the IT industry has taken him from a practitioner in the discipline of software testing to a management consultant; advising, supporting and enabling individuals and teams to change. He has used Agile practices to successfully deliver projects and translated these experiences to facilitate others to achieve. Other interests include Systems Thinking, Decision Theory and use of modelling techniques. Stevan now provides facilitation, training and consultancy services to a wide range of organisations enabling them to make real, sustainable and beneficial change.  Stevan’s other great passion, other then his wife of course, is in beekeeping – a self-organising system that provides huge sustainable benefits to others around it. You can contact Stevan via LinkedIn.


Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify

Test  automation is a great challenge. The return of investment is often null. It can be expensive. It’s sure to hard to handle. But why do we try to do it, despite all troubles? Because, it can prove itself to be a real time saver. If done correctly.
Kristian will share his and Spotify’s experiences in the field of test tooling and methodologies. It will be all about open source tools, and Model-based testing as key success factors.


Kristian Karl has 18 years of experience in the testing business, and has during that time been given the chance to  work in Telecom, Finance, Government and Startups. Even  though Kristian has done White Box Testing, Functional  Testing, System and Integration Testing, Acceptance Testing,  his heart beats strongest for Test Automation using Model-based Testing and Performance Testing. Founder of graphwalker.org and Test manager at Spotify since 2010.

5 responses to “June Events 26th and 27th June 2013 Agile Testing”

  1. Hi, where can I get hold of the ppts used for “Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify By
    Kristian Karl”?

  2. Hi David,

    Will the slides from these two presentations on automated testing be made available on this site?



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