ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in October 2015 in China

ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in October 2015 in Shanghai, China.

The meeting will be preceded by Working Groups meetings as well as an International Conference.

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ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in June 12h 2015 in Denmark

ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in June 12th 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The meeting will be preceded by Working Groups meetings as well as an International Conference.

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ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in March 26th 2015 in Israel

ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in March 26th 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The meeting will be preceded by Working Groups meetings as well as an International Conference.

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Symbio Finland Oy to its Partner program!

Symbio Finland Oy has joined the program at the Platinum Partnership level.

See http://www.awsys-i.com/ 

Shortage of skilled testing resources ISTQB® Certification can help!

Technavio, an independent technology research and advisory company, analyzed the key challenges faced by the Global Software Testing Services market, highlighting in particular the “Shortage of Skilled Labor”.

  • The Global Pure Play Software Testing Services market is growing rapidly, thus increasing the demand for skilled labor. However, this has created a disparity in supply and demand, as a result of which, sourcing and retaining skilled labor has become a challenge.
  • The shortage of availability of required skills is now becoming a major challenge for the software testing organizations.

(Global Software Testing Services Market 2011-2015, Technavio)

 

See the latest ISTQB® in a Nutshell presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/ISTQBORG?atl_token=4lFQ1891qx 

Increasing productivity of SW projects ISTQB® certification can help!

Software engineering and software project management are complex activities. Both software development and software management have dozens of methodologies and scores of tools available that are beneficial. In addition, there are quite a few methods and practices that have been shown to be harmful.

In order to evaluate the effectiveness or harm of various methods and practices Capers Jones has developed a scoring method. The data for the scoring comes from observations among about 150 Fortune 500 companies, some 400 smaller companies, and 30 government organizations. Negative scores also include data from 15 lawsuits. The rankings are based on about 20,000 projects that span 50 industries and 24 countries. The analysis is based on the author's book Software Engineering Best Practices published by McGraw Hill in 2010. Some new data is taken from The Economics of Software Quality published by Addison Wesley in 2012. This version is current through mid-2014.

See the latest ISTQB® in a Nutshell presentation here http://www.slideshare.net/ISTQBORG?atl_token=4lFQ1891qx

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In the Year 2014!

2014 was a pretty intensive year for the ISTQB®, resulting in many visible outcomes amongst which:

Share your expectations for 2015 with us and, please remember to join and follow official ISTQB® social media communities!

ISTQB® Effectiveness survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey in addition to Agile Testing, the following have emerged as the most important topics for the future: Performance Testing, Testing for Mobile Devices, and Usability Testing. See the full report here

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ISTQB® Effectiveness Survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey approximately 70% of Test Managers consider it important to obtain Advanced Level certifications, and this opinion is shared by 63% of Test Engineers. See the full report.

ISTQB® Effectiveness survey

According to the ISTQB® Effectiveness survey Test Managers would like to have most of their staff certified at the Foundation Level. See the full report.

ISTQB® is happy to welcome ITEXICO LLC. to its Partner program!

ITEXICO LLC. has joined the program at the Silver Partnership level.

See http://www.itexico.com/

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354 000 certified testers world-wide!

As of June 2014, ISTQB® has issued almost 354,000 certifications in over 100 countries world-wide, with a growth rate of more than 12,000 certifications per quarter.

See more facts and figures here: http://www.istqb.org/about-istqb/facts-and-figures.html

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome prodot GmbH to its Partner program!

prodot GmbH has joined the program at the Silver Partnership level.

See https://prodot.de/de

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Annet Technologies to its Partner program!

Annet Technologies has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.

See www.annet.com

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New Advanced Level Working Group Vice Chair: Mr. Graham Bath

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of Budapest on 31st October voted and approved Mr. Graham Bath as Advanced Level Working Group Vice Chair

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Capgemini Nederland BV to its Partner program!

Capgemini Nederland BV has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level.

See www.capgemini.com

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome infeurope S.A. to its Partner program!

infeurope S.A. has joined the Partner Program at the Gold partnership level.

See http://www.infeurope.lu/ 

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome YSoft Corporation to its Partner program!

YSoft Corporation has joined the program at the Gold partnership level.

See www.ysoft.com

ISTQB® is happy to welcome The Test Leaders cvba to its Partner program!

The Test Leaders cvba has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. 

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2014 ISTQB® Award Winner is Capers Jones!

ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2014 is Mr. Capers Jones for his notable contributions in increasing public awareness of the importance of software engineering best practices and in contributing quantitative data to the international community. Capers is a well-known author and international public speaker and has designed a range of risk, cost, and quality estimation and measurement tools. During his extensive career Mr Capers Jones, along with his colleagues, has collected data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and dozens of government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.

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 Read about the Award

Expert Level Syllabus - Test Automation - Engineering Version 2014 is available

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved Expert Level Syllabus - Test Automation - Engineering Version 2014 to be released. Download Syllabus and other available documents 

ISTQB® is happy to welcome CitelGroup to its Partner program!

CitelGroup has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. 

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The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved ISTQB® Glossary Version 2.4. to be released

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved ISTQB® Glossary Version 2.4. to be released. Download Glossary and other available documents 

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Business Partner Technologies S.A. to its Partner program!

 Business Partner Technologies S.A. has joined the program at the Silver partnership level. 

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Welcome Azerbaijan!

The General Assembly meeting of London 4 July approved the admission of Azerbaijan as a new ISTQB® member. Find the ISTQB® Board closest to you

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Mindfire Solutions to its Partner program!

Mindfire Solutions has joined the program at the Gold partnership level. 

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Welcome Morocco!

The General Assembly meeting of London 4 July approved the admission of Morocco as a new ISTQB® member. Find the ISTQB® Board closest to you 

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Are you testing in Kanban?

Kanban features some similarities to Scrum. In both frameworks, visualizing the active tasks (e.g., on a public whiteboard) provides transparency of content and progress of tasks. Tasks not yet scheduled are waiting in a backlog and moved onto the Kanban board as soon as there is new space (production capacity) available. Iterations or sprints are optional in Kanban. The Kanban process allows releasing its deliverables item by item, rather than as part of a release. Timeboxing as a synchronizing mechanism, therefore, is optional, unlike in Scrum, which synchronizes all tasks within a sprint. (*On Chapter 1.2 Aspects of Agile Approaches in Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension).

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Tell us about your experiences about testing in Kanban and leave your comment under this topic.

*Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension has been released. Download Syllabus and all related documents 

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Vodafone International Services to its Partner program!

Vodafone International Services has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See http://www.vodafone.com/

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Challenges in Cloud Testing?

Testing through the cloud expands the reach of testing across geographical locations, with potentially limitless testing capability. With all these benefits come some additional challenges. From the testing point of view, what are these challenges? Leave your comment under this topic

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Almaviva to its Partner program!

Almaviva joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. 

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What is your Testing Strategy for Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. According to Gartner, Inc. The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009. Due to complexity this is challenging for testing point of view.

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There are lots of interconnected systems that are not under your control. As a tester, what is your Testing Strategy for testing in IoT? How to test there?

Leave your comment under this topic

Ref. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2636073 

ISTQB® is happy to welcome TestPro for Software Testing Services, LP to its Partner program!

TestPro for Software Testing Services, LP has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Unicus AS. to its Partner program!

Unicus AS has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.

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Tester, are you playing an important role in the retrospectives?

Testers should play an important role in the retrospectives, and test activities should be examined in the retrospectives. Testers are part of the team and bring their unique perspective (*On Chapter 1.2.3 Retrospectives in Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension).

Tell us about your experiences about retrospectives from the point of view of testing and leave your comment under this topic https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140723100051-137932239-tester-are-you-playing-an-important-role-in-the-retrospectives 

*Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension has been released. Download Syllabus and all related documents

 

FiSTB TESTING ASSEMBLY 25.9.2014 - Agile Testing: the current state and future

FiSTB organizes third annual FiSTB Testing Assembly on Thursday 25.9.2014 in Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki. Seminar is free for FiSTB- and TestausOSY/FAST-members and for the ones that have ISTQB/ISEB certificate. For others the registration fee is 100€. Click here for the registration to the seminar (DL 7.9.2014). See more information about the conference

Agile Tester Foundation Extension has been released!

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing the software testing profession, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce the release of the Agile Tester Foundation Extension. These days all software testing professionals need to be familiar with the values and principles that underpin agile projects and this is why the new module has been created as an optional extension to the Foundation level. Download Syllabus and all related documents in here

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Choucair Cardenas Testing S.A. to its Partner program!

Choucair Cardenas Testing S.A. has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See www.choucairtesting.com

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