I participated in a few more small projects, but these are definitely the major ones.

Flemish Governments: Welcome Offices & Houses of Dutch


The moment I joined this project, it had been running too long already. There was a severe disconnect between IT and the business and tension was running high.

This is where I finally understood what testing is all about. I was able to become a liaison between Business and IT because I understood both needs and was able to translate, while filtering the feelings out of it communication.

Together with my fellow testers we made a huge impact on the project. Those two years, we definitely made an impact on how many people perceive testing.

At the end of the project I received the following recommendation.

House of HR: Job search and recruiting

HoHRA challenging project in any case. The group was working with 20 year old legacy software and fixing bugs directly in production.
Their biggest strength was the team in place. Even though all of them were very young they know the software very thorough. The consulting firm I work for was hired to help them implement a more structured process and offer them to tools and training to rebuild the software to a more modern framework and life-cycle process.
I was hired to help lead the testing story of this transition and stayed for another year to re-evaluate and improve their processes.

The test team of four has grown with the team and they can certainly be proud of what they have achieved.

At the end of the project I received the following recommendation.

Bayer: Crop-science and DNA research 

BayerThis project has yet to start in earnest.
A junior tester and me have been hired to become the new Test team in a team that builds a complex application to support a complex business.

I’m currently thinking out my strategy, while tending to the junior tester’s coaching needs.
Reaching out to product managers, business and programming team is definitely a first step. Getting to know the product is a second.

Let’s see how this unfolds…