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    2022

  • Dec 6, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    As the opening event for the Global Testing Summit 2022, I'll be participating in a live panel discussion with James Bach and Janna Loeffler.  The topic: "What is Good Testing?" The event, which runs December 6 & 7, is organized by Perfecto Mobile and BlazeMeter.  Our session kicks it off at 10h10 Eastern time on the 6th. Register and learn more at https://testguild.com/globaltestingsummit/.

  • Dec 1, 2022
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    An online presentation for the fourth Agile Week at BNP Paribas Fortis. Thanks to Geert Lemmens and Yves Hanoulle for the invitation.

  • Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 1, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An special online version of Rapid Software Testing Explored for the members of the QAUA in Canada group, organized by Mikhail Pavlov. I am honoured to be supporting this project to help Ukrainian refugees getting settled in Canada.

  • Nov 17, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An ask-me-anything session with members of the QAUA in Canada group, organized by Mikhail Pavlov.  I'm delighted to be supporting this project.

  • Nov 17, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    One-on-one coaching session with a private client.

  • Nov 11, 2022
    Lund, Sweden
    In the morning, presentations for testers on Testing Deep and Shallow, and for managers on How To Get What You Want from Testing; and in the afternoon, a workshop on risk analysis.

  • Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 14, 2022
    Lund, Sweden
    In the morning, a workshop introducing Rapid Software Testing principles; and in the afternoon, a workshop on risk analysis.

  • Nov 9, 2022
    Malmö, Sweden
    “Shift Left or Squish Right—Testing in a Shifting World”—a track talk at the Øredev Developer Conference in Malmö, Sweden. You can read more about the talk on the Øredev site. The conference itself runs from Tuesday the 8th to Thursday the 10th. Øredev Developer Conference Malmömässan, Exhibition & Conference Center https://oredev.org/

  • Nov 7, 2022
    Lund, Sweden
    A day of in-house training on risk analysis.

  • Oct 31, 2022 - Nov 2, 2022
    Stockholm
    A course, a mind-set, and a skill set about how to do excellent software testing in a way that is very fast, inexpensive, credible, and accountable. The Rapid Software Testing Explored course is an intensive three-day, hands-on class, in which you do actual testing, working on exercises, puzzles, thought experiments, risk analysis, and scenarios—some computer-based, some not. The goal of the course is to teach you how to test anything expertly, under extreme time pressure and conditions of uncertainty, in more…

  • Oct 4, 2022 - Oct 6, 2022
    Yerevan, Armenia
    I presented a three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class to employees of Quality Tech Labs in Yerevan, Armenia. The Quality Tech Labs folks took some video while I was there. And here's a review of the experience from Aramayis ("Fob") Hovhannisyan, the founder and CEO of the company.

  • Sep 28, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    On the occasion of my first-ever visit to Bulgaria, three presentations set up by the South-East Europe Test Conference team.  September 28 was a one-day, pre-conference workshop on Analysis for Testers. The first official day of the conference, September 29, included a half-day tutorial on Critical Thinking for Testers. On September 30, I gave a keynote on Demonstration, Experiment, and Testing.

  • Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
    Bucharest, Romania
    A private three-day the three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class class and a day of consulting for a corporate client.

  • Sep 14, 2022
    Montréal, Québec
    I gave two presentations of Shift Left or Squish Right: Testing in a DevOps Context at the ElevateDev'22 conference, organized by Genetec.

  • Jun 27, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored (RSTE) is a four-day online seminar that explores and explains the Rapid Software Testing methodology. Through hands-on activities, exercises, and interactive discussion, we challenge assumptions and expose common misconceptions about testing practices. Then we show you a clear and powerful way to think about testing that allows you to test responsibly and systematically, so that you focus on business risk and do the deep testing that your project needs. RST Explored is the latest version of more…

  • May 18, 2022 - May 20, 2022
    Zurich, Switzerland
    This unique class introduces Rapid Software Testing, which is a context-driven methodology for testing any product that includes or involves software. Through hands-on activities and interactive discussion, we challenge assumptions and expose common misconceptions about software testing. Then we show you powerful new ways to think, to apply heuristic models, and to test responsibly and systematically, so that you focus on business risk and do the right kinds of deep testing that your project needs.

  • Mar 28, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored (RSTE) is four-day online seminar that explores and explains the Rapid Software Testing Methodology. Through hands-on activities, exercises, and interactive discussion, we challenge assumptions and expose common misconceptions about testing practices. Then we show you a clear and powerful way to think about testing that allows you to test responsibly and systematically, so that you focus on business risk and do the deep testing that your project needs. RST Explored is the latest version of the more…

  • Feb 15, 2022
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    5 PM CET • 6 PM SAST • 11 AM EST About this Webinar Software testing experts and creators of the Rapid Software Testing methodology, James Bach and Michael Bolton, join Director of Inspired Academy, Bas Dijkstra, as they discuss how to remain relevant as a software tester in a fast-paced, ever evolving world. Key takeaways from the discussion: What are the key skills that you, as a software tester, need to learn to stay ahead of the curve in more…

  • Feb 7, 2022 - Feb 10, 2022
    Online (for Asia/Pacific Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored (RSTE) is a four-day online seminar that explores and explains the Rapid Software Testing Methodology. Through hands-on activities, exercises, and interactive discussion, we challenge assumptions and expose common misconceptions about testing practices. Then we show you a clear and powerful way to think about testing that allows you to test responsibly and systematically, so that you focus on business risk and do the deep testing that your project needs. RST Explored is the latest version of more…

  • Jan 17, 2022 - Jan 20, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A four-day RSTE class for North American time zones.

  • 2021

  • Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 3, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Managed Online, for people in Europe, the UK, and points east.

  • Nov 22, 2021 - Nov 25, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, for people in Europe and the UK and places east of there.

  • Oct 20, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    "Blitz Consulting" – an ask-me-anything session for the Commited community in Ukraine.

  • Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 21, 2021
    Online (for Asia/Pacific Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom for a corporate client in Toronto (but whose testers are far across the sea).

  • Sep 28, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A tutorial on Testing the Test Tools for the EuroSTAR testing conference. I presented set of heuristics for evaluating testing tools, written by James Bach and me.

  • Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, daytimes for people in North and South America, and in the evenings for people in Europe, the UK, and Middle East.

  • Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom for a corporate client, with participants in New York and the UK. Online training is not the same as in-person classes, but there is the advantage of being able to be in two places at once.

  • Aug 25, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    "What Is Good Testing in 2021?", a panel discussion with me, James Bach, and Eran Kinsbruner from Perforce Software, who hosted the webinar.

  • Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 19, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom for the same corporate client as for which I taught a class the week of July 26.

  • Aug 3, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021
    Online (for Asia/Pacific Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, for New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the Pacific.

  • Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 29, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom for a corporate client in the Toronto region.

  • Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 22, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom for a corporate client in Toronto.

  • Jul 15, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    A one-hour session on testers' résumés (or CVs) for a private client, a recruiting firm in the United Kingdom.

  • Jul 14, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    A 90-minute "Ask Me Anything" session for a private client in the United Kingdom.

  • Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 8, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, for people in Europe, the UK, the Middle East, and India.

  • Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, in the daytime for people in North and South America; and in the evenings for people in Europe, the UK, and Middle East.

  • Jun 2, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Commited is a testing community in Ukraine. They hosted an evening session of A Context-Driven Approach to Automation in Testing, for its Pro members.

  • May 25, 2021 - May 28, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, for people in Europe and the UK, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and India.

  • May 11, 2021 - May 12, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    For the first time, the EuroSTAR folk presented EuroSTAR Summer Tutorials. I presented a one-day class on test reporting the Rapid Software Testing way, entitled What's the Story? Powerful Test Reporting.

  • May 4, 2021 - May 5, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    The Craft Conference, is based in Hungary and presented worldwide online. The conference hosted my one-day Rapid Software Testing Focused: Strategy workshop, split into two half-days, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Apr 27, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    The STAREast Virtual Conference continues with X-Ray Vision for Testers, a one-day workshop on analysis.

  • Apr 26, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    For the STAREast Virtual Conference, the return of Critical Thinking for Testers, a one-day workshop on... critical thinking for testers.

  • Apr 12, 2021 - Apr 15, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online; a public class over Zoom.

  • Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 18, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online for a corporate client.

  • Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 4, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A sold-out public offering of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom teleconferencing for people in North and South America

  • Feb 18, 2021 - Feb 19, 2021
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A double live session—one for Indian time zones, and once for the Americas—for the ConTEST Conference. The topic: "Worlds in Collision", about the differences between the worlds of the tester, the developer, and the testing toolsmith.

  • Jan 25, 2021 - Jan 28, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    A private session of Rapid Software Testing Explored Online for a public-sector client in the UK.

  • Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 14, 2021
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Explored Online, presented via Zoom, for European, UK, and Indian time zones.

  • 2020

  • Nov 30, 2020 - Dec 3, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An online presentation of the Rapid Software Testing Explored class for a corporate client. Interestingly, all of the participants in this class were developers.

  • Nov 17, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    The EuroSTAR 2020 Online conference, at which I presented Answering Hard Questions: A Tester's Communication Clinic on November 17, and a keynote entitled Let's Talk About Problems.

  • Nov 9, 2020 - Nov 12, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    A four-day public Rapid Software Testing Explored online class.

  • Nov 3, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    At HUSTEF, The Hungarian Software Testing Forum. I presented a half-day version of my Analysis for Testers class. The was also the premier of a keynote video on What's Wrong with Manual Testing.

  • Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 8, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    The STAR West Conference; unsurprisingly an online event. A full-day Critical Thinking for Testers tutorial, and a full-day session of X-Ray Vision For Testers: How to Analyze Things.

  • Sep 23, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An online presentation of Rapid Software Testing Applied with James Bach leading the class while I helped out.

  • Sep 22, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A one-hour Ask Me Anything session for the QA ATL Conference, organized by AQAA.

  • Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Another online Rapid Software Testing Explored, for people in Europe and the UK (and very early risers in North America).

  • Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    A public presentation of Rapid Software Testing Managed Online! James Bach and I co-presented to a full house live via Zoom teleconferencing.

  • Jul 29, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    Rapid Software Testing Applied online, with James Bach leading the class, while I helped out.

  • Jul 24, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An afternoon online group consulting and Q&A session with a private client in Portland, ME.

  • Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    Another sold-out presentation of Rapid Software Testing Explored online, presented by James Bach with me providing support and colour commentary.

  • Jul 13, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An online presentation as part of the QA Touch Virtual Series. You can find the recording and the transcript here, but beware: the transcript seems to have been done with voice recognition software that isn't as careful as a human transcriber would be.

  • Jul 3, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    I was interviewed by Federico Toledo of Abstracta for the company's Quality Sense podcast series. QA Touch Virtual Series.

  • Jun 26, 2020
    Online (for Asia/Pacific Time Zones)
    A virtual fireside chat with Ajay Balamurugadas at TribalQonf, an online conference organized by The Test Tribe in India.

  • Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    Another Rapid Software Testing Applied class in which we applied Rapid Software Testing methodology to a real product, already in production. James Bach presented the class live via Zoom teleconferencing, and I provided support and colour commentary. An overview of Rapid Software Testing Appliedhere; details here.

  • Jun 16, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    The Quare Meetcast, organized by Adam Matlacz, in which James Bach and I presented emerging ideas on experiential software testing (that's what people mean, by and large, when they say "manual testing").

  • Jun 10, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Days Three and Four of Rapid Software Testing Explored online for a client in Estonia.

  • Jun 9, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An online meeting of the Denver SQuAD, in which another panelist and I discussed ideas about artificial intelligence in testing.

  • Jun 3, 2020 - Jun 4, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    Days One and Two of Rapid Software Testing Explored online for a client in Estonia. One benefit of online classes is the capacity to break them up into non-contiguous days.

  • May 19, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    A one-hour online presentation for a corporate client in the Netherlands.

  • May 19, 2020
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    An online London Test Automation in Devops meetup, organized by Andrew Taylor.

  • May 4, 2020 - May 7, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    At the STAR East conference, abruptly moved online, two one-day classes: Critical Thinking for Testers, and X-Ray Vision for Testers—a workshop on how to analyze things.

  • Apr 29, 2020
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    The Tricentis Accelerate online conference, during which I presented a shorter version of Testing Deep and Shallow.

  • Apr 28, 2020 - Jan 6, 2022
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    An online event for the Toronto Association of System and Softare Quality, in which I presented a longer version of Testing Deep and Shallow.

  • Mar 9, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A public presentation of the Rapid Software Testing Explored class, organized by Nine in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Feb 28, 2020
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Another one-day visit to another corporate client for a day of coaching and exercises in Rapid Software Testing approaches in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Feb 27, 2020
    Auckland, New Zealand
    A one-day visit to a corporate client for a day of coaching and exercises in Rapid Software Testing approaches in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Feb 24, 2020 - Feb 26, 2020
    Auckland, New Zealand
    For the first time in New Zealand, a public presentation of the Rapid Software Testing Explored class, organized by Assurity.

  • Feb 17, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020
    Auckland, New Zealand
    A private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class for a corporate client; then a couple of consulting days, featuring internal presentations and discussions in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 5, 2020
    London, United Kingdom
    My fourth time visiting a client to deliver a private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class in London, England, UK.

  • Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
    London, United Kingdom
    A private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class, with an extra day of consulting, plus a presentation at the company's internal testing conference in London, England, UK.

  • Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    A private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class for a public-sector client in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

  • Jan 20, 2020
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    A testing meetup in Cardiff, Wales, at which I presented some idea on Testing Deep and Shallow.

  • 2019

  • Dec 30, 2019
    Orcas Island, United States
    Working on Rapid Software Testing methodology and curriculum with James Bach on Orcas Island, Washington, USA.

  • Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
    Zaragoza, Spain
    A private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class for a corporate client in Zaragoza, Spain.

  • Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 5, 2019
    Munich, Germany
    A day of consulting and a private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class for a corporate client in Munich, Germany.

  • Nov 27, 2019
    Waterloo, Canada
    A lunchtime presentation on The Secret Life of Automation for the Kitchener-Waterloo Software Quality Association (KWSQA) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

  • Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
    Vienna, Austria
    Vienna, Austria's first-ever public presentation of Rapid Software Testing Explored, organized by TechTalk.

  • Nov 15, 2019
    Riga, Latvia
    Having never visited Riga, Latvia, before this year, my second visit to Riga in two months. I presented two workshops at an in-house conference for a private client.

  • Nov 13, 2019
    Prague, Czechia
    In Prague, Czech Republic, my thirteenth consecutive year at the EuroSTAR testing conference. This time, I presented a tutorial on Using Risk to Guide Testing.

  • Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019
    Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
    A private three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class for a corporate client in Monction, New Brunswick, Canada.

  • Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
    Altoona, United States
    Three days of Rapid Software Testing Explored, and a couple of days of onsite consulting for a corporate client in Altoona, PA.

  • May 21, 2019 - May 25, 2019
    Montreal, Canada
    XP 2019 - The 20th International Conference on Agile Software and Systems Development in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I presented a one-day workshop on Analysis for Agilists, and a talk on Refactoring the Agile Testing Quadrants.

  • May 15, 2019 - May 17, 2019
    Zurich, Switzerland
    A public, three-day Rapid Software Testing Explored class, organized by House of Test Switzerland, in Zurich.

  • May 14, 2019
    Zurich, Switzerland
    At Meetup of Test, a public presentation of Refactoring the Agile Testing Quadrants, organized by House of Test Switzerland, in Zurich. And you can watch a video of the talk!

  • Apr 29, 2019 - May 2, 2019
    Orlando, United States
    The STAREast testing conference organized by TechWell. I'll be giving two full-day tutorial workshops: Critical Thinking for Software Testers, and X-Ray Vision For Testers: How to Analyze Things in Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 4, 2019
    San Francisco, United States
    STPCon, San Francisco. A one-day presentation of A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing.

  • Mar 6, 2019
    Online (for Europe/UK Time Zones)
    An online webinar, Higher-Value Checking. This webinar is based on the session of the same name that I presented at EuroSTAR 2018.

  • Feb 28, 2019
    Online (for American Time Zones)
    I did a one-day takeover of the Techwell Hub #testing Slack channel. There's a recap here.

  • Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 6, 2019
    Washington, United States
    Satisfice Peer Conference (by invitation only in Orcas Island, Washington, USA.

  • 2018

  • Dec 13, 2018
    Sydney, Australia
    The Sydney Testers' Meetup, organized by Catherine Karena and Samantha Connelly. I gave a presentation on Rapid Software Testing in an Agile World.

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