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Die Rebellen

House of Test ist gleichbedeutend mit der Herausforderung des Status Quos. Jedes Mitglied unseres Teams hinterfragt die traditionellen Konventionen auf seine eigene einzigartige Weise. Gemeinsam bringen wir Hardcore-Testing in den Mainstream.

Was gibt es Neues?

Werfen Sie einen Blick darauf, was los ist innerhalb der Mauern von House of Test und in den Köpfen unserer Berater. Unser Blog ist der Ort, wo wir über die neuesten Entwicklungen in der Testing Welt schreiben.


Ruhm den Mutigen

Software Testing ist ein anspruchsvolles Handwerk, welches herausragende Fähigkeiten erfordert. Um unsere Fähigkeiten zu verbessern, lehnen wir den Status Quo ab und weigern uns, Mittelmässigkeit zu akzeptieren. Die Wilden wagen anders zu sein und denken ausserhalb von Konventionen und Normen. Nicht nur sind Veränderungen willkommen, wir fordern sie aktiv und wachsen mit ihnen. Wir schätzen unsere Integrität und folgen unserer Leidenschaft – mit Herz und Seele. Aus diesem Grund lehnen wir entmenschlichende Testfabriken, unwürdige Zertifizierungssysteme und schwache Test Normen ab. Software Testing – richtig gemacht – liefert wertvolle Informationen, und wir werden die Herausforderung anzunehmen.

Wir entscheiden uns dafür, Exzellenz zu liefern, weil Sie uns wichtig sind. Sie, unsere Kunden.

Was wir tun, tun wir aus Liebe für Software Testing!

Wir geben uns nur mit Grossartigkeit zufrieden, weil Sie nichts weniger als das von uns erwarten!

Manche nennen uns Rebellen.

Wir nennen uns House of Test.

Passion für Testing

Was House of Test Consultants vom durchschnittlichen, herkömmlichen Test Consultant unterscheidet, ist ihr unaufhaltbarer Drang und Wissensdurst über Software Testing. Wir sind stolz darauf, die Nummer Eins der Context-Driven Software Testing Unternehmen in der Schweiz zu sein. Wir verfügen über einige der weltweit führenden Trainern, Coaches und Testexperten. Sie können sicher sein, dass House of Test Ihnen helfen kann, ihre Testprobleme zu lösen.

Consulting

House of Test Consulting ist nicht ein gewöhnlicher Personalverleiher oder Ressourcenanbieter. Unsere Beratung fokusiert sowohl auf die strategische Ebene als auch auf die Projektdienstleistungen. House of Test kann Ihnen eine komplette Palette von Test Dienstleistungen anbieten, und wir sind immer darauf bedacht, dass unsere Kunden das Gefühl haben, dass die Zusammenarbeit mit House of Test Wert liefert, sowohl für das aktuelle Projekt als auch für zukünftige.

House of Test bietet kompetenzbasierte Beratungsleistungen an, sowohl für kürzere Projekte, als auch für Teilzeitaufgaben wie Mentoring, Coaching, Assessments und Reorganisationen. Gerne bieten wir auch Vollzeitverträge an, entweder eingebettet in Ihre Teams oder mit uns als Projektleitung.

Unsere Consultants

Wir bei House of Test pflegen Spitzenleistung. Wir sind uns sicher, dass wir einige der besten Test Consultants der Welt im Team haben. Unsere Berater sind Experten bei der Analyse und dem Einarbeiten in neue Gebietskontexte. Das heisst, wir liefern Wert vom ersten Tag an. Unsere Consultants haben in jeder erdenklichen Branche gearbeitet, und sie sind in der Lage, in jedem Kontext zu brillieren, sei es Mobile, Internet oder in reguliertem Umfeld.

Was uns aber wirklich einzigartig macht, ist die Art, wie wir bei House of Test Kompetenzentwicklung angehen. Viele Unternehmen behaupten, guten Wissensaustausch zu pflegen, aber nur wenige gehen so weit wie wir. Wir treffen uns als Gruppe 4-5 mal pro Jahr für mehrere Tage lange Workshops über Software Testing. In viel häufigeren Zyklen tauschen wir Erfahrungen und Feedback über unsere aktuellen Testideen und Herausforderungen aus. Das ist nicht etwas, was wir forcieren müssen. Es ist einfach was passiert, wenn Sie passionierte Menschen mit gemeinsamer Leidenschaft zusammenbringen.

Coaching

House of Test verfügt über einige der erfahrensten Test Coaches auf dem Markt. Wir passen unser Coaching auf die Bedürfnisse Ihres Unternehmens, Ihres Teams oder Einzelpersonen an.

Die Aufgabe eines Coaches ist es, die Bedürfnisse, Motivationen, Wünsche und Fähigkeiten zu fördern und Denkprozesse für die Formung von dauerhaften Veränderungen zu unterstützen. Wenn wir trainieren, verwenden wir den sokratischen Ansatz mit Fragen und Antworten, die den Einzelnen in Richtung von neuen Einsichten und Erkenntnissen bringt.

Unser Coaching ist immer zielbasiert, und wir evaluieren es kontinuierlich und passen uns an, um sicherzustellen, dass wir dem vereinbarten Ziel nach jeder Coaching-Sitzung näher kommen. Wenn wir vom Kurs abkommen, korrigieren wir ihn, und wenn das Ziel mehr relevant ist, passen wir das Ziel an.

Mentoring

Der Unterschied zwischen Coaching und Mentoring ist subtil, und der Fokus zwischen Coaching und Mentoring ändert sich während einem Auftrag häufig. Das Ziel unserer Mentoring-Sitzungen ist es, Wissen und Erfahrung weiterzugeben und Türen zu öffnen, die ausser Reichweite erscheinen. Unsere Trainer verfügen über ein jahrzehntelang angesammeltes Testing Know-How und sind erfahrene Trainer und Lehrer, die eine höchst effektive Beziehung zwischen Mentor und Mentee garantieren.

Test Management

Wir glauben, Software Testing ist zu einem grossen Teil nicht vorhersehbar und unsere gemeinsame Erfahrung bestätigt das. Als Gegenmassnahme möchten wir so wenig Zeit wie möglich für die Planung aufwenden und verbringen stattdessen den Grossteil unserer Bemühungen beim Testen selbst. Natürlich planen wir. Natürlich arbeiten wir Strategien aus. Aber wir unterlassen es, den Kopf in den Sand zu stecken und zu glauben, dass sich nichts ändern wird. Wir wissen, dass wir im Verlauf des Testprojekts alle klüger und besser werden. Nicht alle Tests bleiben wertvoll. Nicht alle Bereiche behalten das gleiche Risiko.

Unser Werkzeugkasten ist sehr versatil und adaptiv und ist in der Regel unaufdringlich und passt sich den Werkzeugen und Methoden an, welche Sie in Ihrer Organisation bereits verwenden: Wir verwenden Mindmaps und Whiteboards, um die Übersicht zu behalten. Visualisierungen sind hilfreich, um Status und Ziele aufzuzeigen und aber gleichzeitig neue Ideen nicht zu beschränken. Wann immer möglich, wenden wir gerne entweder Session-Based oder Thread-Based Testing an, weil dies die Freiheit der Tester fördert, um wirklich gut testen zu können, während trotzdem alles unter Kontrolle bleibt.

Ein Grossteil des Testmanagements ist die Logistik von Menschen und ihren Qualifikationen, Software, Daten, Umgebungen und alles andere zum gewünschten Zeitpunkt bereit zu halten. Wir neigen dazu, uns auf die Tester, ihr Können und ihre berufliche Entwicklung zu konzentrieren. Wir bevorzugen es, Menschen und nicht Testfälle zu managen. Wir verwenden Coaching und Mentoring, weil wir uns nicht mit Mittelmass zufrieden geben. Wir denken, dass Tester, die zuversichtlich, geschickt und Stolz auf ihre Arbeit sind, auch die besten Resultate erbringen. Wer will schon eine “Resource” sein und ferngesteuert durchschnittliche Arbeit verrichten?

Wir ermuntern die Anwendung von verschiedenen Arten von Testreporting, weil unterschiedliche Bedürfnisse nicht mit einem standardisierten “One-Size-Fits-All”-Report abgehandelt werden können, welches vom gerade verwendeten Testmanagement Tool erzeugt wird. Unser Ziel ist es, jederzeit rechtzeitig Ergebnisse melden zu können, auf den Punkt gebracht, ohne die Unsicherheiten zu verbergen. Wie sonst können unsere Ergebnisse für Sie von Nutzen sein?

Letztlich geht es darum, vertrauenswürdige und verständliche Informationen an die richtigen Leute zur richtigen Zeit zu bringen.

Test Engineering

Unter unseren Beratern befinden sich einige der weltweit führenden Experten des Context-Driven Software Testings. House of Test ist in der Lage, Berater einzusetzen, die direkt in Ihrem Testteam arbeiten oder sich in Ihre agiles Teams einbetten, um sowohl grossartige Arbeit zu verrichten und Ihr Team darin zu schulen, das gleiche zu tun.

Wir zeigen uns von unserer besten Seite, wenn wir in einem frühen Stadium in das Projekt hinzukommen wenn die Requirements gesammelt werden, welche dann Basis unserer Teststrategie werden. Natürlich ist das Überprüfen von Anforderungen nur ein kleiner Teil dessen, was wert-orientiertes Testen ist. In dem wir proaktiv arbeiten, überarbeiten wir ständig unsere Teststrategie, und indem wir mehr über die expliziten Requirements lernen, verstehen wir auch mehr über die impliziten Requirements, was uns hilft die “unbekannten Unbekannten” aufzuspüren, bevor Sie ihr Produkt auf den Markt bringen.

Sobald ein testbares Produkt verfügbar ist, werden unsere Consultants sich darin vertiefen und die Software (oder Hardware) von allen Seiten testen. Wir haben umfangreiche Erfahrungen mit dem Testen von Produkten in einer Vielzahl von Domänen und Geschäftsbereichen, seien es mobile Anwendungen und web-basierte Dienste oder Medizinalprodukte. Wir verstehen, dass Ihr Unternehmen einzigartig ist, aber wir wagen zu behaupten, dass wir in der Lage sind, einen grossen Teil unserer kollektiven Erfahrung einzubringen. Wir liefern qualitätsbezogene Informationen, auf die Sie sich verlassen können.

Performance Testing

Eine der schwierigsten Testaufgaben für viele Organisationen ist das Performance-Testing. House of Test verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung bei der Erstellung und Durchführung von Performance Teststrategien mit massgeschneiderten Reports, die Ihrer Organisation hilft zu verstehen, wo Ihre Performance Verbesserungbemühungen den meisten Nutzen bringen können.

Test Automatisierung

Unsere Continuous Integration Experten können Ihrer Organisation helfen, zu einem kontinuierlich releasebaren Stand zu kommen. Wir helfen Ihnen, die richtige Build Umgebung zu finden und eine für Sie praktikable und effektive Unit Test Strategie zu implementieren.

Wir können auch dazu beitragen, die Automatisierung Ihrer Tests zu übernehmen, die Ihnen helfen, Informationen über den Zustand ihrer Software zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt zu gewinnen.

Automatisierung kann Ihren Testern helfen, sich auf die Exploration des Produktes zu konzentrieren, anstatt das zu prüfen, was eine Maschine besser kann. Ihre unternehmerischen Entscheidungen werden dann auf einer soliden Plattform von zeitnahen und qualitätsbezogenen Informationen ruhen.

Finden Sie den idealen Kandidaten

Wenn es etwas gibt, worin wir wirklich gut sind, dann ist es unsere Fähigkeit, einen guten Tester oder eine gute Testerin in der Menge zu erkennen. Wir bieten an, ihnen bei der Analyse der Lebensläufe zu helfen und erfolgsversprechende Kandidaten zu identifizieren.

Wenn Sie eine paar Kandidaten für ein Vorstellungsgespräch ausgewählt haben, können unsere Berater ein Pre-Screening durchführen und alle durch eine Reihe von Übungen führen, um eine engere Auswahl für eine weitere Runde zu qualifizieren.

Wir bereiten das Screening durch direkte Gespräch mit Ihrem Team und ihren Mitarbeitern vor, um herauszufinden, was die dringendsten Bedürfnisse der Organisationen sind. Das erlaubt es uns, ein Verständnis für Ihre Unternehmenskultur und die herrschende Gruppendynamik zu entwickeln, welche die Kandidaten vorfinden würden, wenn sie bei der Bewerbung erfolgreich sind.

Wir helfen Ihnen, jemanden Besonderes zu finden.

  • “To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.”

    Patti Smith

  • “Punk rock is very rebellious, of course, but it also means thinking for yourself.”

    Dexter Holland

  • “Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock.”

    Henry Rollins

Die Rebellen

Anna Gagliano

Ilari Henrik Aegerter

Mein Studium hat mich von Allgemeiner Linguistik und Soziologie zu Software Engineering und Software Testing geführt. Da mich der Beruf fasziniert hat, habe ich kontinuierlich an meinen Fähigkeiten gearbeitet. Context-driven zu sein ist eine natürliche Schlussfolgerung daraus und ich bin überzeugt, dass Software Testing nicht einfach eine klerikale Arbeit ist, sondern ein Beruf, der ein hohes Mass von Fertigkeiten bedarf.

Ich habe 10+ Jahre Erfahrung in Gebieten wie Medizinalsoftware bei Phonak AG und E-Commerce bei eBay. Zur Zeit bin ich der Managing Director von House of Test GmbH und ich glaube, es gibt noch viel zu tun, um hoch-qualitatives Software Testing zu fördern.

Im Jahr 2013 habe ich die International Society for Software Testing (ISST) mitbegründet, welche sich dafür einsetzt, gesunden Menschenverstand zurück ins Software Testing zu bringen. 2015 wurde ich in den Vorstand der Association for Software Testing (AST) gewählt, wo ich die Rolle des Vice Presidents einnehme.

Da ich gerne spreche, präsentiere ich oft an internationalen Software Testing Konferenzen, und ich bin auch oft eingeladen, an Firmenanlässen zu sprechen. Von Zeit zu Zeit führe ich Software Testing Workshops durch, was ich sehr geniesse.

Bestandteil von Software Testing zu sein fühlt sich für mich nicht wie Arbeit an, und es macht mir sehr viel Spass, jeden Tag das zu machen was ich liebe.

In meiner privaten Zeit lese ich viele Bücher und Comics, verbringe Zeit mit meiner Familie, teste die Möglichkeiten dieser Welt mit meinen Kindern und teste gutes Essen in Restaurants mit meiner Frau. Ich glaube daran, dass Menschen generell gut sind und dass es mehr als genug hat für alle. Das führt dazu, dass ich sehr häufig gut gelaunt bin.

Henrik Andersson

House of Test is my fuel, it is the platform to make ideas happen and it is our contribution to develop testing further. I co-founded this company to enable testers to live out their passion for testing in order to become the best skilled testers ever.

I believe that we grow and become better by sharing knowledge and learn from others. I do this through the context driven testing community where I am a well know and respected face and voice.

I’m co-founder of the world renowned Let´s Test conference with the purpose to provide a home and learning ground for our community.

Locally I’m founder and host of ConTest at FooCafe in Malmö where we share experiences and learn from each other to raise awareness of and to advance Context Driven Testing.

Internationally  I co-founded ISST (International Society for Software Testing). Our mission is to put common sense back into testing.

As you can see this not only my job, this is my life and I love it.

Oskar Halje Fernö

CFO & People and Culture Manager

Georg Lysen

In co-founding House of Test, I saw an opportunity for freedom; a freedom from dictated models and conformative thinking, a freedom to broaden my horizons and grow as a tester. Most of all, it’s a freedom to do a damn good job and it’s a freedom I take very seriously.

In my more than 15 years of working with IT, I have come across the good, the bad and the ugly within software development, all of which helped me build a broad base to stand on and approach any new situation with confidence and skill. It has also given me a great testing toolbox to choose and select from based on the unique context of any new project. Quality, as much as I love it, is not a one-man show and I aim to get everyone to feel engaged in the quality of the product by spreading my enthusiasm, sharing valuable information and having my bug reports be something even the developers look forward to receiving.

Johan Magnusson

People and Business. In that order.

And I really like tech development.

I have been working with Quality services for 15 years in various roles.

I started as a software tester back in the days, but realized pretty quickly that it was more fun with business and leadership. And it is all about the people. This is where I get my energy. You find the magic in the relationships, helping each other get better, both customer and employee. That’s why I love the consulting industry.

I have been around House of Test since the beginning, when Henke Andersson was my mentor in the early years at a big corp…. He taught me how to be a consultant, a tester and how everything is connected. Then he left to build up the House. Therefore, it now feels absolutely fantastic to be reunited with him and joining the house together with the other rebels.

We want to create something that is better than what you see today. Being a rebel for us is about questioning the status quo for the better. If you give that extra energy and do a little bit different in each moment, you will go so much further. That’s how we try to roll.

That’s what I like about the House.

Martin Nilsson

I’m a kick ass tester with an incredibly wide spectrum of skills; from programming microprocessors to developing Continuous Integrations strategies for development organizations. My unusual combination of technical expertise and understanding of systems and organizations has made me a favourite to throw into highly complex situations on short notice.
Quote from my last customer for whom I in six months went from a System Tester to the Test Coordinator of a project with a hundred testers: “We didn’t believe your CV. We were wrong”. Not only do I perform my work excellently, I also spread my passion of Test to my colleagues, enabling their growth as well in their trade.

My drive comes from a curiosity of technology and people and I leverage this heavily in my passion for test. I’m able to outpace my competition by having my work as a hobby and therefore I’m constantly evolving my abilities in my craft.

Johanna Forsberg

I am an awesome tester that is burning for what I do and not even a firefighter can put that fire out!

I started my career at The Incubator program by House of Test. In addition to working full time as a consultant I was additionally studying Test over ten hours each week for two years. I loved that challenge because I love to learn and grow increasingly better in my trade. During the two years in the Incubator program I have gone from a junior tester to a Test Lead with teams in multiple countries.

After the incredible time as an Incubator I joined the wonderful team at House of Test. Here I get inspired to become even better, to think more and to learn even more.

Andreas Cederholm

Testing is not just my livelihood, it is part of my identity. In order to constantly learn and improve to become a superhero tester I read and write test related blogs and books, presentations, discuss testing at test conferences or local test meet-ups and am an active part of the test community. I love to share my knowledge and passion for testing, and it shows in my work.

I have worked with world class test automation, creating automated checks and creating test framework, heavily based on requirements but have also worked with Session Based testing where information for test ideas were taken from multiple sources.

My experiences have taught me many important lessons and that above all, Context matters.

Simon Berner

I started my career in IT as a system engineer/administrator and then later as a developer. I finally stumbled over testing and it stuck with me. I love the burnt smell of deep thinking while testing and to forget the rest of the world while I’m absorbed with awesome testing. I’m very enthusiastic about software testing – especially for those things I don’t know yet. I’m experienced in story testing, performance testing and mobile testing. Besides that, I have also deep knowledge in requirements engineering and agile project- and application management, I’m good at talking to customers and I’m a very good listener and tacit observer. The restlessness drives me, I’m always open to learn something new and like a chameleon I’m able to fit me into every new challenge and situation.

For me House of Test is like being among rock stars. It is the ultimate place to grow, learn, congress, communicate and debate. It’s full of responsibility, freedom, passion and satisfaction, to evolve as human beings and testers. I give all the power I’ve got for moving us forward and getting a bit wiser each day.

Diana Flores

My motto is do it better. As testers we have the opportunity to find improvements. We have both the overview, by being involved in different phases, and also the behind the scenes look, by being involved in finding root causes.

My motivation in choosing a career in IT was to solve problems, learn about new ideas and share the better practices.

I started university in Budapest for Informatics-Mathematics, and did English-language IT-teacher training as well, which matched my desire to combine a human side to the rational subjects. I continued with a thesis and case study on socio-technical congruence, when I moved to Amsterdam for a Computer Science MSc.

My first work experience, software configuration manager, thought me how important communication is, being the connection point of developers, testers and project managers, which I kept in mind when I became a tester.

I enjoyed especially the agile projects, as it gives you the most room to change towards efficiency.

I joined HoT to be among the motivated people who feel that testing is not just a job, it is our profession, so I feel at home here.

Sebastian Thuné

I tend to use the word successful, and I want to start out by clarifying my definition of this word.

For me it’s not the meaning of having achieved fame, wealth, or social status. Successful for me will always be to accomplish a desired aim or result. It’s up to you to define success, and I will do anything I can to help you out.

Communication and problem solving is my life. We are all in the people business, and that’s the very foundation of my philosophy. With a plan and the 80/20 rule I make every minute and every challenge as an excuse to advance. Through a history of sales, leadership, marketing and partner management and a successful track record of solving problems within the areas of retail, software development, IT, SaaS and telecommunications I will continue to push myself, coworkers, customers and partners forward in the successful ongoing journey of House of Test & friends.

With a strong entrepreneurship and an open mind, I’m ready to help every one of you out there who is curious on how we as the number one context-driven testers can help you accomplish every desired test result you might wish for.

Michal Zima

Testing is not only work for me, it is a profession and a passion. Testing for me is bringing clarity into uncertainty, bringing value for the project with the information I provide.

I jumped into testing right after my masters degree in management of computer systems. Working on various projects I started to develop passion and enthusiasm for this profession. I am constantly refining and adding to my skills through work itself, through self-study, from courses/seminars and on community events. While on projects I seek new ways to solve problems, minimize chaos, promote collaboration and build a knowledge base among people. I strive to achieve mutual trust in the form of:

“Michal tested this, there will be no surprises”

My strength lies in banking, followed by reinsurance and embedded devices.

My methods include scripts to support my testing and I am willing to use trial /error to an extent when most people give up. This helps me creating a model of the system which I then refine incrementally. At the end of the day, only the testing itself shows the best approach. You need to always be ready to change the way how you approach the problem.

When you don’t see me testing, I am probably traveling, doing sports (fitness, running, martial arts) or reading a good book.

Jan Wegner

I entered the professional IT world when studying computer science at the University of Paderborn and having a job as a systems administrator. After working quite a while as systems admin, I was hired as a professional Software Engineer. The first time it became “test-related” was after finishing university and entering into a big German web-portal. Our Team was inspired by Toyotas “Total Quality Management” (well) idea and lean-approach. Still programming I was working at the QA-department, to assure that no software hits the servers, which was not verified by our department. We saw early versions of frameworks like Selenium, Spring, CruiseControl and software from e.g. Apache Jakarta which are still in use today – at much later versions, though.

As a matter of fact we were building our own test tools because testing was not yet a discipline by itself. Some may not come to mind firsthand when talking comes to test tools. In the meantime the business has changed a lot and observing, thinking an communicating are the primary tools at hand instead being the human bug-finder. After working for a while on both sides of the ‘front line’ between software development and software testing, I found my first job as a testing (only) position. Having an innovative manager, I had the first encounter with the context driven school of testing.

Providing information about the ‘state of the product’ and contributing to identifying risks is now one of my primary goals. Besides that I enjoy working with a team not only following “The Prozess(tm)” but strive to learn, adapt and change. In that field I am really engaged about showing the agile benefits to those who work with me. Bering thoughtful and risk-aware I am also a hands-on guy, passionate with experimenting. Last but not least I keep my eyes and mind open for the new and noteworthy.

David Dormvik

After graduating what might be described as one of the world’s first program in context driven testing I spent my first three years of my career in software testing as a member of a cross-functional R&D team.

I have worked closely with developers in maintaining and improving a large catalogue of API’s and developer tools. Challenged with being the lone tester I managed to come out on top by simply staying communicative and humble.
I truly believe I managed to changed both mindsets and processes for the better and left a team that will continue to deliver quality software.

The combination of a mindset trained in my education, and the technical aspects learned from the responsibilities working close to developers creates a creative, curious and knowledgeable tester.

Being the ‘go to’ guy for anything quality related in my previous assignment I honed my skills in ‘talking the language’ of testers, developers, support personnel, technical writers and managers alike.

According to me the key to delivering quality software is a spot on risk analysis (the hard part), followed by a strategy to cover these risks in the simplest and most maintainable way possible (the part that should be easy).

Lukas Mathiasson

All my test assignments have been unconventional. I’ve worked on a small team developing an upcoming app making up the testing as new features came along. I’ve worked on a global medical giant where the test plan and scope was so huge and established that it worked against testing quality. And I have worked in between on a company with their own methods and own self defined scope, where the goal is more important than the way there.
What I have found from these endeavors is that the rebels way is the best way. When testers bend the limits, use their own initiative and test their way, all this for better results. As demands and expectations change, so should testing, adapt and evolve constantly past limits, not around them.

So I burn for rebel testing. Finding the best way and executing it no matter the environment. The best solution is out there and I aim to find it.

When I am not bending rules on the workplace I spend my time fencing with medieval longswords, games and cooking.

Carin Cedergren

I think that in many ways I could be the perfect tester. I have logical mindset, I am thorough but I also have a good insight on what is good enough, I have a good eye for foreseeing risks and I also seem to have a nack for breaking things.

I am a positive person who thrives on irritation. Positive anger is my drive and one thing that angers me is doing things a certain way only because of old habit. Understanding the cost and the benefit is essential for effective and good software testing. I have been on the dark side of test case maintenance and abiding by strict rules that doesn’t really make sense, but everyone’s so preoccupied with upholding these rules that they never stop to question them.

What happens when we dare to make that leap? How can that improve us as a company, a team and as individuals? That’s what I am here to find out!

I love what I do, and I love getting better at it. I almost never wear anything other than black since lighter colours seem to hurt my soul. I also love kittens.

Lars Sjödahl

Andrew Orange

My degree is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Information Engineering.  During my 4 year studies, we covered all aspects of engineering including,  software, electronics, high voltage systems, digital signal processing, analogue electronics and pure mathematics. During that period was 1 year in industry working on designing, building power supplies and writing error correction firmware for spectrum analysers.

Most of my career has been involved in testing one way or another. The first company I worked for was Micro Focus in the UK, where I was automating tests and exploring a COBOL Integrated Development Environment we’d developed for Windows 95. Later, as a developer for the product, we would do our own testing for bug fixes, automate the tests and drop them straight into the build process. The start of CI/CD building blocks perhaps!

In 1999, I moved to Switzerland where I continued as a developer mainly in financial institutions.  Here I would develop my own testing practices alongside my own development work up until many companies started to separate testing from development and commodify the practice. Throughout my time in industry, I’ve seen the most skillful testing work come from testers knowing their products very well, and having the ability to talk directly to the customers and the developers. This is why it’s such a pleasure to work for a company like House of Test who shares the same belief that testing is a skill and not a commodity.

When I finish work, I go home to Winterthur where I find my apartment in the city, my girlfriend and my 2 dogs which we take to the woods for walks.  I read a lot and my hobbies include value investing and bitcoin, mainly from a technical and economic standpoint. In my spare time, I’ve tested equity pricing apps and crypto-wallets. The learning never ends.

Niklas Lagesson

After briefely testing the life as an air traffic controller in 1999, I realized that it’s more fun to test software. Therefore in 2000 I left the Swedish ATS Academy to start working as a software tester at a small company in Lund, called QlikTech. Little did I know that this small company, with 47 people globally at the time, was going to disrupt the whole world of analytics and business intelligence some years later, become noted at Nasdaq NY and grow to about 2700 people.

Throughout the 19 years that I stayed at QlikTech, I more or less worked with testing in one way or another the whole time. Everything from exploratory testing to test teamlead and test automation. I especially developed an interest for Test Automation and this is where I have continued my carreer in software testing up until today.

Test automation has changed and evolved radically over the years that I’ve worked with it, much thanks to CI/CD and the web. This has challenged me as a test automation developer to do the same. From record/playback based scripting to a more programming oriented approach.

Outside of work, I either spend time with my family or swim, bike and run in preparation for my next Ironman.

Simon Reichenbach

Als ich vor über 10 Jahren in einem Testcenter das erste Mal mit Software Testing in Berührung kam war dies eher zufällig. Seither hat sich im Testing einiges geändert. Angefangen bei fantasielosen Schritt-für-Schritt Testfällen und halbjährlichen Releases sowie manueller Rapportierung in simplen Tabellenblättern hin zu automatisierter Testfalldurchführung mit Continuous Integration, Daily Stand-Ups, PI-Plannings, automatisch generierten Testreports, zweiwöchentlichen Sprints und Cross-functional Scrum Teams.

Ich habe den Wechsel vom Wasserfall-Modell in die agile Software Entwicklung miterlebt und geniesse seither alle Vorzüge hinsichtlich Eigenverantwortung, die Nähe zu den Entwickler, die Flexibilität sowie die Tätigkeit innerhalb eines Scrum Teams als Brücke zwischen den Entwickler und Business Stakeholder zu agieren.

Da ich grundsätzlich eine kritisch eingestellte Persönlichkeit bin, kann ich dies auch bei meinem Job als Software Tester ausleben. Ich geniesse es Dinge zu hinterfragen, sie aus einer anderen Perspektive zu betrachten und anhand der Findings dem Kunden möglichst konstruktives Feedback zu liefern. Anstelle eines möglichsten hohen Automatisierungsgrades empfehle ich möglichst sinnvolle, stabile und aussagekräftige Tests.

Um meine Erfahrungen und mein Profil abzurunden habe ich vor kurzer Zeit den Zertifizierungslehrgang CAS Software Testing an der HSR absolviert. Dies war auch der Zeitpunkt, an dem ich mit House of Test das erste Mal in Berührung kam. Die Grundsätze von House of Test sowie die enge Zusammenarbeit mit den weltweit bekanntesten Grössen im Bereich Software Testing motivieren mich jeden Tag aufs Neue mit top motivierten Kollegen zu arbeiten und uns gegenseitig auf ein noch höheres Niveau zu heben.

Ich geniesse es täglich in Kontakt mit den neuesten Methoden und Technologien zu kommen und diese bei Möglichkeit direkt anwenden zu können.

Wenn ich nicht gerade versuche die Software Qualität zu verbessern findet man mich meist in den Bergen rund um die Welt beim Powder Skiing oder Mountain Biking oder sonstigen meist sportlichen Aktivitäten.

Göran Bakken

Reality is king.

Outcomes are largely dependent on decisions. And the quality of our decisions is largely depending on how well our understanding of stuff maps to reality.

I am passionate about leading and performing empirical investigations aka testing in order improve my and others understanding so that we can make better decisions and ultimately be happier.

If everyone knew exactly what they needed to know when they needed it then all aspects of development and operations would be a breeze. I provide strategies, make plans, execute plans and communicate information bits to come closer to such an information utopia.

And based on others’ perceptions, I seem to be very very good at it… you might want to test that…

Iván Riera Sánchez

Born to a family in Spain which has been living in Germany in the 1980s, I decided to go to the country myself in 2013 in order to learn the language. Since then I have not only learned German but also worked in different roles in IT and I+D+i. Eventually, I discovered that testing was the perfect fit for me and my personality, working as QA engineer for a leasing Bank in Baden-Württemberg for almost 3 years.

Searching for ways to improve systems was always at the core of myself. Formerly a computational mathematician with a specialisation in logistics and process optimisation, I have found in testing my true vocation in which I can work daily on the improvement of the quality of software products. I see myself as a full-stack QA engineer, being able to develop many different roles from the testing spectrum (from unit testing to defect management).

Above all, I consider myself a life-long learner, always searching for new interesting things. Besides IT, mathematics and testing, I’m also interested in economics and management and I am currently studying the last year of a business bachelor in a distance university. In my free time, I love playing my bass, chess, reading, doing sports and learning languages.

Lars Hall

Olga Dietiker

As a Software Test Engineer, I enjoy solving puzzles. Every project offers different testing problems; there is never a „one fits all“ solution. When I find the best test approach, strategy or tool, it gives me the most satisfaction.

My journey in Software Testing started right after university graduation. I was always into exact sciences; thus, I chose Applied Mathematics as my speciality. Once I got into Software Testing, there was no turning back for me. I like to dive into a new project, observe it from different angles, test it with different perspectives. I continuously evolve by broadening my knowledge, experience and skills. I am driven by curiosity and a desire to make things work better. Accomplishment comes when I am untangling some thorny problem threads, whether technology-based, knowledge-based or communication-based.

I believe that a sound Test Engineer has to understand the business to the fullest. I use logical thinking to visualize every possible scenario and consider every possible test data that the actual user might be using. My strengths are flexibility and the ability to adapt to the given context.

I love the world of agile, fast-paced projects in interdisciplinary teams, and I enjoy the art of software crafting from A to Z.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, taking pictures, reading and occasionally doing sports.

Andreas Ekman

I have a drive to make everything just a little more efficient, to make everything just a little more perfect.That alone makes me an outstanding tester.

Furthermore, being a consultant for Capgemini for the last 5 years working in a variety of projects, I have built up a great knowledge within all aspects of testing.

Now, as a rebel of House of Test, I’m confident of evolving my force even more.

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
― Aristotle

Natalia Szprega

I am from Poland, where I have finished my studies and also took my first steps in IT. All science subjects like math, physics and chemistry, were always my passion and led me to study the field of biomedical engineering. There, I had my first contact with programming. I found it very interesting and as a next step, I have started a second degree: computer science.

While studying I found my first job as a software tester. Since then, I have worked in a couple of different industries: microfinance, banking, aviation and logistics and in three different countries: Poland, Austria and Switzerland. For most of my career, I was working as a software tester, but also shortly as a Java developer. I am a big fan of Agile methodology, where in small iterations, I can gain a really deep knowledge of the product. This helps in better testing, which makes the product more reliable and competitive on the market.

Testing brings trust into the brand and allows me to experiment with the product, without the risk of failing. I simply cannot imagine myself doing anything else but testing. I really love the versatility and flexibility that the IT industry gives. It is never boring!

In my free time you can find me outside: skiing, running, climbing, swimming, biking, hiking… I could list probably every kind of activity, especially if camping is involved. I love mountains, so Switzerland sounds like the perfect places for me. I’m an outdoor person and for me, there is no bad weather (especially in winter). When I need to rest, I am reading popular science books or cooking.

Roger Zingmark

Robert Karlsson

Fredrik Almén

I saw an advertisement on a tram for a software testing education and felt, why not. I have tried game programming and brewery technician, so why not try this as well, lets jump on the train! And that is a decision I haven’t regretted since. Amazing feeling.

To enable the teams, to make the team take responsibility for their work. Educate product owners, specialists, developers, testers and so on. What is quality and how do we make it a part of the process? Test is not only something that comes in the end, it’s a mindset in the team. To make them feel proud and ownership of their work. To enable this, is one passion I have.

Gari Malkoc

For the past decade I have been working as a software tester and through all my assignments, challenged old generic ideas of what test is and how its meant to be done. There are some tired ideas that “One solution fit all” or that “Testers do validation” I challenge these notions. I believe that testing is about knowledge gathering and education. Figuring out the most productive way to know the now so we have a clear image of what we are working with to reach a better tomorrow. Educate teams in how to improve their quality make better feedback loops and break old habits that are detrimental for the final product and work flow. Create better ways of internal and cross team communications to avoid misunderstandings and create an environment that promotes safe productive discussion so that we can all reach the same goal together. Each company is different each assignment is unique so test something new, test me.

Henrik Gorgi

I’ve a background as an entrepreneur and have established several companies in different markets. Most in the engineering industry and the food industry. And had customers like Willys, Menigo, Guldfågeln and ÖoB.

In recent years, I’ve worked in the Innovation System for startups and participated in the television program Dragonś Den, as a business developer. Furthermore, I’ve worked in the IT industry and worked as a Marketing Manager with a focus on the visualization of Big Data. The company I worked for was a startup company within Nano Technology, and today their platform is used in 24 European countries.

My mission has always been to grow together with the customers and create value through sustainable solutions. The customers and their success are the driving forces in everything that I do. I create team spirit and navigate to strengthen the company’s market position, maximize business performance, and increase customer value.

Let me know what challenges you have, so we can find solutions and reach the goal together.

Robin Sardella

Jagoda Brzozowicz

Ever since I was a child, I’ve enjoyed developing things from scratch and testing it. This passion, combined with my fascination for mathematics and technology, led me from construction sites over design offices to Test Engineering.

After my Civil Engineering studies in Poland which I completed with a master’s degree, I did my first steps in programming and testing. Civil Engineering and IT testing require extensive analytical skills and the ability to work with complex systems and processes. My technical studies enabled me to evaluate details in systems with many dependencies, helped me to understand applications context and identify potential sources of error in systems before they are released. The last years before joining House of Test team, I’ve worked in a bank in Frankfurt as a QA Engineer, taking care of the stability of a multichannel service platform.

For me, my job is more than a profession. As a tester, I enjoy calling everything in question; I can do this every day. I love tricky tasks in complex environments. Not only running simple comparisons between „how something works” and „how it should work”, but seeing and testing everything from the user point of view and evaluating it within the big picture – not within a single process. For me, testing is what it needs to transform our users from customers into fans.

When I’m not diving through web applications, you can find me on a squash court, travelling across Europe with a backpack or relaxing during baking.

Noreen Akhtar

My background is a bit unusual in that I was in the field of molecular biology (I have a PhD in microbiology) before I made a radical turn and jumped on an education to become a software tester. Not that I didn’t love science, however the unreliable job market made me consider making a change to something else, hopefully with better job prospects. Although it was a bit random choice on my part, I came to find software testing interesting and fun- specifically thanks to great teachers. And I haven’t really looked back since. However, from time to time I do feel a bit nostalgic and I do dream of finding the perfect job- somehow combining my current field with my previous field in biology. Who knows, it might happen one day!

I have now worked a few years as a tester, both in frontend and backend development teams. I like working in close collaboration with developers so that I can give rapid feedback and get insights into how they work. Being a trained scientist, I am analytical and curious, I love learning new things and continuously improving my testing skills. I like getting the big picture before diving into details as it helps to determine what’s most important.

Erika Johannesson

I do not work as a tester

I communicate

I am curious

I analyze

I learn

I care

I map

I evolve

I discuss

I have grit

I collaborate

I do not work as a tester; I am a tester.

Magnus Henriksson

Dennis Johansson

You know that chafing feeling, the feeling that something is wrong. You cant really put your finger on it yet but its itching in you to find out.
For me that’s an invitation to dig, to troubleshoot whether its through the tangled forest of  backend java code or the dungeon of Databases or might it be somewhere high up in the clouds.
Usually it’s a people problem.
My strength as a tester lies in the ability to adapt. To move in both the technical parts and the soft skill parts. Analyzing what tools in the quality toolbox that is suitable for you. Is it automation, performance, coaching or a mix of everything and then executing, that is my strength, I deliver value In all steps.

Max Lekare

Since my childhood I had a dream. A professional dream. A great dream. When I looked out the window at my mother’s workplace I saw: They were dirty and disgusting. But then I beheld: a hero without a cape had arrived, a champion of our polluted times. His hair flowing in the wind. His face with Nature’s own hand painted. His raiment stained with traces of previous battles. He illuminated all wicked deeds, righted every wrong, straightened all that had been crooked, and blessed us all with his glistening gaze. His title: Washier of the Windowes. And thus, for a young lad, a dream was born. But to cut a long story short, I was not able to qualify for the Window Washer’s Guild, and so I became a software engineer instead, which is also quite fun.

Edward Fatemi

I love testing, I’m very curious to learn how other things work, I started my career as a Software developer, and after a while, I became interested in Software testing, and I think as a developer you are God and you can create everything you want and as a software tester, you are father of God who corrects his son’s creations! Programming means how you should live and Test means how you can live with good quality and I learned these two principles and implemented them in my daily life! Free time for me are just looking into the night sky or skydiving!

Shela Hägglund

Test for me is questioning, reasoning, and improving.
Test for me is feeling safe, confident and in control.
Test for me is being proactive, efficient and holistic.

Test is context- driven. Test is quality. Test is everywhere.

Rickard Larsson

Jacob Swenson

Manuel Gonzalez

Forget generalists.  Come with me to the world of Hypergeneralism! I’ve lived in several different countries and speak five languages; I’ve held a wide variety of positions in a wide variety of industries, and this has given me unique experiences, tools, and points of view that allow me to see an issue from multiple perspectives at once. I can therefore gauge the impact to development, business, users, etc.  I can see the forest AND the trees.What attracted me to House of Test is the philosophy of not rigidly sticking to a specific philosophy.  Of using the right tool for the job.

Sese Castlind

Lisa Hultgren

  • “Johanna Forsberg contributed greatly for us and her testing skills are widely recognized inside the company. One  example is that lately she and the test team she is in managed to catch hundreds of bugs in the web site to be launched in a matter of a week.”
    Jianhua Cao
    Director of Core Engineering, Mblox
  • “House of Test has contributed greatly to our organization’s efficiency and quality through its extensive expertise, flexibility and proactivity. Our shared projects have kept time- and cost plans, with deliveries of precise data and documentation. We intend to continue our partnership with House of Test for a long time! “

    Sammy Almedal, Managing Director, JAK Medlemsbank

Context-Driven Software Testing

Context-Driven Software Tester zu sein bedeutet, dass wir bei der Auswahl Ihrer Testziele, Ansätze und Tools zuerst die Details Ihrer besonderen Situation verstehen wollen. Erst dann können wir als Software Tester durch Können und Urteilsvermögen die passende Lösung anbieten.

Das Gegenteil von Context-Driven ist, sogenannte “Best Practices” anzuwenden. Ein “Best Practice”-Tester wird Ihnen sagen, dass wenn Sie nur seine “international anerkannten Standards” anwenden, alle Ihre Probleme verschwinden werden, unabhängig von Ihrer tatsächlichen Situation. Von “Best Practices” angetrieben zu sein, ist wie das Maslows Hammer-Konzept: “Wenn ihr einziges Werkzeug ein Hammer ist, wird jedes Problem wie ein Nagel aussehen.”

Oder, um es anders auszudrücken: Der “Best Practices”-Tester kommt mit einem Hammer in Ihr Unternehmen und fragt, was hämmern braucht. Der Context-Driven Software Tester kommt in Ihr Unternehmen und lernt, was Sie brauchen, und geht dann zu seinem Werkzeugkasten um zu sehen, welche Tools nützlich sein könnten.

Geschichte

House of Test wurde 2008 von Henrik Andersson, Johan Jonasson und Georg Lysen gegründet. Wir begannen das Unternehmen, weil wir die Nase voll hatten von anderen Beratern, die nur darauf aus waren, die günstigsten Preise und übertriebene “Best Practice” Testlösungen anzubieten. Wir wollten gegen die Normierung von Software Testing kämpfen und zeigen, dass fachkundiges Testen dem überlegen ist.

Wir bauten House of Test auf einem Fundament aus Fachkönnen, Passion und Professionalität auf, und wir haben unzählige Male im Laufe der Jahre gezeigt, dass wir in diesen Bereichen herausragen.

Es ist einsam an der Spitze, aber wir können uns nicht vorstellen, irgendwo anders zu sein. Und wir werden auch nicht weggehen von dort.

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