Geert Vanhove

Expert Leader - Testing | Belgium

Geert Vanhove is a passionate and pragmatic test professional with over 11 years of test experience in multiple domains, started as hands on operational tester and evolved to test coordination and test management roles. During these years Geert has taken up different tasks such as test analysis, test design, test execution, test coordination, test management, coaching, setting up test processes, process improvement, etc. In all his various tasks and projects Geert always keeps a focus on how the involved people can perform at best following a pragmatic and workable test process to reach the best possible results for the customer. His main topic of interest and specialism is setting up a working test methodology serving the general test objectives. TMap NEXT® and TPI NEXT® are part of Geert’s DNA, so this helps him to build up a tailor made test process, but he also goes beyond the boundaries of TMap NEXT® and finds inspiration in the various other schools of testing and test frameworks. Sogeti Labs – Geert Vanhove on The Future of Testing from VINTlabs – The Sogeti Trendlab on Vimeo. Free download: Insight on Innovation #3 – Innovation in Quality But, of course, next to process focus Geert also acknowledges the power of people. He tries to involve and engage people to get the maximum out of them. Not only people from the test team, but also people from the broader IT area with whom he needs to have a good relationship in order to succeed in a test project. Since 2009 Geert has become expert leader testing services for the Test department in Belgium. His main tasks in this function are giving technical support to consultants, pre-sales support, R&D, giving training and presentations, responding to bids, start up or work out testing deals, etc. Geert is also an active member of the board of the KVIV Software Discussion group (in the Ingenieurshuis of Antwerp), a non-profit organization of test oriented people who organizes presentations about testing on a monthly basis to share knowledge and to leverage testing as a profession. Since a few years Geert is a frequent speaker on seminars and international test conferences. He gave a presentation on various topics on Eurostar (2007), Expo:QA (2008), Belgian Testing Days (2009 and 2011). Summarizing, he is a test expert with strong communication skills, a passion for testing, a wide interest in all test related topics, a deep expertise in testing methodologies and a professional dedicated to finding the best possible and pragmatic solutions for his customers.