Ard is a software tester from the Netherlands and is working for OrangeCrest. He calls himself a Qualisopher which stands for someone „who loves truth and wisdom and at the same time is decisive to improve man and his environment“ . This means he is interested in the world around us, to see what he can learn and subsequently apply in software testing. That is one of the reason why Ard tells stories in books and at (test) conferences such as EuroStar, Expo:QA, TestWarez, TestingCup, Romanian Testing Conference. Besides working in IT he is also active as a sport (volleyball) coach and chair of the music school in his town.
Is there a Risk? Can your team tell you what risks are still applicable in your system under test? And what impact these risks can have when this software goes to production? In many cases, teams couldn’t answer the question! Covering risks is underestimated because we don’t like the subject: it is too abstract, sometimes too philosophical or negative. While on the other hand if we have to deal with problems in production because of underestimated risks, fingers are pointed at those who were able to cover the risks. Dealing with risks determines the success of a product and therefore the success of an organization.