About Rik Marselis

Rik Marselis is principal quality consultant at Sogeti in the Netherlands. He is a highly regarded consultant, coach, presenter, trainer and author, who supported many organizations, teams and people in improving their quality engineering & testing practice by providing useful knowledge, tools & checklists, practical support and having in-depth discussions.

Rik is an accredited trainer for TMAP-, TPI-, and ISTQB certification training courses, but also, he has delivered many bespoke workshops and training courses. For example, on testing Intelligent Machines and DevOps quality engineering.

Rik is a fellow of Sogeti’s R&D network SogetiLabs. The R&D activities result in white-papers, articles, podcasts and blogs about IT in general and quality engineering in particular. He has contributed to over 20, for example he was co-author of the books “TestGrip”, “the PointZERO vision”, “Quality Supervision”, “Testing in the digital age – AI makes a difference” and he is co-author of the latest TMAP book “Quality for DevOps teams”.

Rik was honored and proud to receive the ISTQB Software Testing Excellence Award 2022.

Speech title

Four tips for testers in the universe, metaverse or beyond to end unstructured testing

Talk description

Way too many testers still rely on unstructured testing. With the latest developments, such as the omni-present metaverse, the importance of the right quality is such that we should move to structured testing. In this presentation I will show how, based on four elaborated tips. And there will be plenty of interaction to support it.

Key takeaways:

  • Unstructured testing is no longer an option
  • Structured testing is not as hard as it seems
  • Exploratory testing (if properly done) is an example of structured testing



About Jenny Bramble

Jenny Bramble came up through support and DevOps, cutting her teeth on that interesting role that acts as the ‘translator’ between customer requests from support and the development team before diving headlong into her career as a tester. Her love of support and the human side of problems lets her find a sweet spot between empathy for the user and empathy for her team. She’s done testing, support, or human interfacing for most of her career. She finds herself happiest when she’s making an impact on other people–whether it’s helping find issues in applications, speaking at events, or just grabbing coffee and chatting.

Speech title

Principles of Testing

Talk description

Everyone has a code of ethics that they live by, and that drive our behaviours. Even if we never write them down, our personal code of ethics helps us make decisions and move through a complex world. Testing and automation are no different. In this talk, Jenny Bramble strives to answer the question of why we test and why we make the choices we do. She will share her own personal principles of testing that help her make all of her testing decisions – from choosing what falls into regression, to what gets automated, and even who she invites to join her teams. You’ll leave with a newfound sense of purpose and the ability to create your own principles of testing

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