Sweden _ Medtest


Keynote - Top Ten Testing Mistakes That Shaped Us

Co-speaker: Henrik Emilsson

With a total of 40 years of testing experience, the list of our mistakes is not endless, but yet quite long.

However, the mistakes are also accompanied by insights about the testing we do, how we get new perspectives, for whom we do the testing, how we report it etc.

In this keynote, Henrik and Rikard will share their most insightful testing mistakes; most of which are amusing in retrospect.

Our current top ten list consists of these stories:

  • The top of the pyramid
  • Reckless bug hunters
  • Stuck in proxy
  • Who's lap am I sitting in?
  • Verify that...
  • Test report maniac
  • Visible by bugs only
  • The mother of all test strategies
  • Rebels with an unspoken cause
  • Some models are wrong and useless

But there might be more important failures up until May...


Rikard Edgren, humanistic and technical tester since 1998, specialized in generalities like test strategy and exploratory testing. Eight speaking appearances at EuroSTAR. Member of the think-tank The Test Eye. Co-author of Software Quality Characteristics, author of The Little Black Book on Test Design and Den Lilla Svarta om Teststrategi. Test expert at Nordic Medtest, Karlstad, Sweden, working with Swedish healthcare infrastructure. EuroSTAR 2018 Conference Program Chair.