TestCon Vilnius 2018

Date: 16 October, 2018
Time: 10:00-17:30

Venue: Artis Centrum Hotel -Totorių str. 23, Vilnius, Lithuania

Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation – we rely on a first-come, first-served basis.

Victo, Poland

Bogdan Bereza

Programmer, tester, psychologist, qualitologist, business analyst, traditionalist, agilist and explorator. Pragmatic to the bone and visionary dreamer, all in one person. Combines testing with requirements engineering, mixes enthusiastic agile and exploratory approach with cautious pre-emptive planning and links practical project work with book-writing and teaching. Bogdan has experience from different domains, IT and otherwise, as well as from different countries. Appreciated by students for his fondness to make difficult subjects straightforward. Enjoys being 60 years old since it gives him the ability to distinguish between bogus, refreshed semi-novelties and real novelties, and helps to create true value.



In both agile and traditional projects, the notorious difficulties of deciding requirements’ priorities are convincing symptoms of the lack of any thought given to risk beforehand.

The agile-like approach is far older than most 25-years old enthusiasts of lean startup and continuous integration realize: it was first defined in Tom Gilb’s Evolutionary Project Management (EVO) in 1970s, and re-appeared to some extent in every iterative methodology since then. However, two factors gave XP, TDD and agile a real kick forward. They were the internet-based process re-engineering revolution of late 90s and early 2000s, and the spread of mobile technologies and smartphones. The need to create working applications very fast, without really knowing in advance the business process they were supposed to support, resulted in a full-blown, comprehensive agile revolution.


  • When you have made up your mind to participate, you’re welcome to Test@Agile: https://www.facebook.com/groups/907642502741394/
  • Project inception – test pyramid, test roles and overall test plan for an agile project
  • Integrating system test activities in and in parallel to sprints – various strategies
  • Testing business processes, business ideas and business ideas
  • Testers’ role in the creation of preliminary backlog
  • First Sprint – establishing test strategy and test-related aspects of DoR and DoD
  • Specification by Example and Gherkin
  • Testers’ role in Sprint Planning
  • Risk-based test estimation using Risk Poker and Test Points
  • Testing velocity
  • Testers’ role in requirements refinement
  • Adding bug-fixing to product backlog
  • Model-based testing in agile
  • Exploratory testing in agile

Course objectives

The objectives of this workshop are to learn applying even formal testing methods to improve more traditional agile or agile scrum, as well as teaching how agile ideas can significantly enhance test techniques even in waterfall-type projects.

Target audience

The idea is to make this workshop a place where two worlds meet:

  • Testers who would like to learn how to utilize their testing skills most effectively in agile environment.
  • Agile professionals who want to learn how to abandon the somewhat limited agile testing paradigm and complete it using all test methods available.
    Level 3 – Advanced material. Assumes in-depth understanding of features in a real-world environment. Provides a detailed technical overview of a subset of product/technology features, covering architecture, performance, migration, deployment, and development.

Workshop prerequisites

  • Some agile experience
  • Some testing experience
  • A personal computer