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Scrum: A Testers Perspective

Scrum is an agile project management approach that applies a time-boxed approach to software development to allow for changing business requirements, seizing new opportunities and tackling emerging problems.

The lecture will give a short introduction to Scrum, and then look at Scrum from the perspective of testing and the personal experience of Mark. Every approach has its up and downsides, which will be addressed as well. 

At the end of the presentation there is time for an open discussion on applying Scrum on open source projects like WebGUI; think of topics like: is it useful, what to apply and what not, would it add value.

Mark Rotteveel (1979) is an experienced technical tester working for Pluton IT, The Netherlands. He is currently assigned to a scrum team at TomTom; this team develops and tests the backend services that TomTom uses to deliver new content to users, and allow users to share their own content. 

In the past ten years Mark has worked in various positions in IT such as external support and later technical tester at TOPdesk (an ISV specializing in (ITIL-based) Service Management solutions), and load- and stresstester at T-Systems/T-Mobile NL. 

Mark is an ISTQB and TMap certified tester, and is combining his full time job with working toward his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the Open University NL. For his final project he is currently working in a Scrum team of three to develop a SQL connector for the simulation package NetLogo. His hobbies include reading, watching the landscape move by while commuting from Delft to Amsterdam and back, drinking some beers with Martin and Bart, and tending (or at least: attempting not to kill) the garden of his new house.

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