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Cognitive QA – From Idiocracy to Artificial Intelligence

September 18, 2018

Whenever anyone asks me to explain Cognitive QA and the tools we’re developing at Sogeti, it makes me think about the discovery that, over the past 20,000 years, the average volume of the human brain has decreased from 1,500cc to 1,350cc. Professor Gerald Crabtree, paleoanthropologist John Hawks and Cognitive Scientist David Geary are amongst the...

4 Key Focus Areas for a Smarter QA Strategy

September 13, 2018

4 Key Focus Areas The combination of Digital Transformation and customers’ zero tolerance to defects has put QA center-stage. Rapidly changing technology; mixed Big Data; complex Regulations; and Agile, DevOps and Cloud success in a complex IT and supplier landscape, require a smarter approach to development and testing.  It’s essential to more closely align the...

6 ways to outperform the Competition with Connected Products

September 12, 2018

With more and more organizations using the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect devices, systems, physical objects, and data, how do you ensure that your investment in connected products really does give you an edge over the competition? It appears that, despite their promise, a vast majority of IoT projects are non-starters in that they...

September 10, 2018 by

Every day, a traditional business joins the legion of organizations worldwide that are choosing to automate legacy IT and transform development using the capabilities of the cloud. And whether you like it or not, it’s these agile businesses that will win the race for your customers’ approval. In our 2018 study The automation advantage, we surveyed...

September 4, 2018 by

Based on their recently launched new book “Testing in the Digital Age – AI Makes the Difference”, Tom van de Ven and Rik Marselis explain the 5 Hops to digital testing success with Artificial Intelligence. Watch the webinar to learn more.

August 29, 2018 by

The IT-product lifecycle Every IT product has a lifecycle from cradle to grave. To ensure creating business solutions that contribute to business success an integrated process of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is needed. To succeed, PLM must be frontloaded with quality measures instead of checking quality at the end and wasting effort, money and precious...

August 20, 2018 by

The rhyme and reason … The world of technology is moving faster than we can even imagine. Emerging technologies are now converging with disruptive technologies that belong to a slightly earlier generation of the 90s. However, other than radical novelty and immense potential, this convergence also bring in uncertainty and ambiguity in its wake. The role...

August 15, 2018 by

This is the second in a series of papers focused on testing of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our first paper “Testing of Artificial Intelligence; AI quality engineering skills – an introduction” discussed the skills needed for quality engineering (download this paper at: http://labs.sogeti.com/testing-of-artificial-intelligence/ OR  https://www.sogeti.com/explore/blog/testing-of-artificial-intelligence/ ) This second paper will provide the basis for measuring and ensuring...

August 7, 2018 by

Two decades into the field and it never runs out of steam… With twenty years of my life dedicated to the field of Testing now, of which 12 years were in Capgemini, I could go on and on about the subject. I started out as a consultant for Testing projects and organizations and eventually graduated...

July 12, 2018 by

The Product Risk Analysis (or PRA in short) is often associated with old school waterfall development practices and as such deemed non-Agile. I think that is a misconception. True, I’ve witnessed PRA sessions with an overload of participants that took ages to complete. Conducted this way the PRA does not fit the Agile way of...

July 6, 2018 by

Talking on a wide variety of IoT solutions and strategies, makes you forget on the stuff we do ourselves. Today we take a look in the Sogeti High Tech Innovation Lab in Vianen, The Netherlands. Ranging from 3D printed robot, printers, scanners, in-house electronics IoT design testing IoT and connected bridges, a wide variety IoT...

July 4, 2018 by

Watch my talk from eggplant’s ‘Performance Matters’ London event on performance testing & how we can relate it to superhero movies. Know the importance of having a broad view of future in testing domain & how we could balance the strength & weakness of current industry trends. Also know on how could the new technologies be use to us &...

June 29, 2018 by

Great to see questions coming in. Today on #IoTFriday we take on a topic handed to us on RPA and IoT. Robotic Proces Automation and how it will work/help/benefit/improve (take your pick) #IoT. RPA can be put to very good use as the transition from “analogue” world processes to full blown “digital” world IoT solutions....

June 12, 2018 by

The word “Intelligence” comes directly from Latin intelligentia, which is defined as “understanding, knowledge, the power of discerning; art, skill, taste,” and the present participle of intelligere “to understand, comprehend, come to know,” which combines inter (between) and Legere (choose). Yes… we need to continuously define, evaluate and choose between different alternatives in our life....

June 1, 2018 by

Today we are at the booklaunch of “Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference”. Tom is the author of this book and we meetup with another author Rik Marselis. At the end of todays #IoTFriday we wrap up with a animation that summarizes everything for you. The book is now available to order...

April 13, 2018 by

The digital age brings more than only paper to mobile conversion. Processes are improved by digital, collecting data, using models and being predictive. Testing is a reactive activity. To become predictive we need 5 steps to create roadmap. A new book is released on the 1st of June 2018 in Utrecht, The Netherlands: “Testing in...

March 23, 2018 by

This week we visited the ESEF and Technishow seminar. A great overview of robotic arms, metal working robots, material science, additive manufacturing and related technology was on display. We had a great time looking through all the showcases. I got the privilege of speaking on the topic of virtual engineering and testing. A lot of...

March 2, 2018 by

 Industrial IoT solutions on a large scale call for a dedicated piece of hardware and a specific level of quality. Arduino is often perceived as toys in product development. We show how the Arduino mechanism can be of great use in product development. Sidestep the hobby level of coding and gadget creation by using...

February 22, 2018 by

The growing complexity of a typical IVI system introduces a lot of variable factors to be considered while planning Test cases. These variable factors plays are very critical as the IVI system provides the Human Machine interaction and hence having a user point of view becomes the key in finding and resolving issues. Considering various...

February 21, 2018 by

One of the things I like the most about Agile is its focus on Value. Someone recently sent me a link to a Google blog on End-to-End testing that stated: “A failing test does not directly benefit the user”. Value is only created when the bug is fixed! All too often test strategies identify several...

January 16, 2018 by

I think Test Driven Development (TDD) is incredible since it guides the way I develop software. But I understand if other developers are suspicious. Implementing TDD requires investing a lot of time, which is scary without knowing if the benefits are real or just hype. Ten facts about details You are reading this line now...

January 11, 2018 by

Most IT-organizations nowadays are working in an Agile or DevOps way. Or busy transitioning towards Agile and DevOps. Often they struggle how to organize testing in their new organization. In this blog, I’ll give you an overview of how the well-known model of Agile Testing Quadrants can be used. In 2003 Brian Marick introduced the...

January 8, 2018 by

Based on my work on Beautiful Delivery with autonomous cross-functional teams (for more details, see Use Beautiful Delivery to Speed Up Your Digital Transformation), I have set out to define the different roles in a bit more detail. This time I will focus on what I call the Tester. The main responsibility of the Tester...

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