Management Executives

Management Executives

Management Executives

Klaus Olsen – Chief Executive Officer

Klaus presented his first experience with the TMM model at EuroSTAR in Munich 1998. Since then Klaus has used the model in work with clients in Denmark and Norway through his company Softwaretest.dk. Klaus has been a tester for over 16 years, and has presented at conferences in San Francisco, Yokohama, Sydney, Seoul, New Delhi, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Klaus is the Danish representative on the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB). Klaus is a co-author of the current Foundation and Advances level syllabus released by ISTQB, and author of a Danish book on software testing.  Currently Klaus is also chair of ISTQB´s Foundation Working Group – responsible for ISTQB Foundation Syllabus which more than 400.000 people worldwide have been certified in.

Meile Posthuma – Secretary

Meile has worked most of his career at an international financial organization where he did many test consultancy assignments including test process improvement. Since 1st of January 2007 Meile is a test advisor at Logica and active in the field of testing since 1996. He holds the ISEB Foundation and Practitioner certificates and is a certified ISTQB trainer. He is since 1996 active in TestNet, a Dutch testing association, and the last five years member of the board. He is also chair of BNTQB (member board of ISTQB) and active in many local and international working parties.

Brian Wells – Technical Chair

Brian has worked as a senior consultant within organizations at various levels since 1997. This includes assessment of maturity of current test and quality related processes using TMM, defining and implementing achievable process improvements and robust metrics measurement programmes. He is a founder member of the TMMi Foundation. He has been engaged as a speaker for a number of different events throughout Europe covering a wide range of testing subjects. He is an accredited TMMi Lead Assessor, holds ISEB Foundation and Practitioner Certificates in Software Testing and is a certified ISEB trainer and a trained CMM assessor. He is also co-author of “Test Maturity Model Integration – Guidelines for test Process Improvement” and is now based in France.

Andrew Goslin – Accreditation Chair

Andrew is a founder member of the TMMi Foundation. He has over 20 years IT experience with a broad background and roles in financial services and retail. He is an experienced test manager and has been responsible for a leading UK retailer’s test methods and standards. He holds ISEB Foundation & Practitioner certificates in software testing, and certification in ITIL Service Management and Prince2. Andrew has been a certified ISEB trainer for software testing and has been involved in the development of ISEB and ISTQB syllabi and examinations. He has taken part in CMM and TMM based assessments and is a trained CMM / CMMi assessor. Andrew has spoken at a number of European software testing conferences.

Marc Dunlop – Marketing

Marc has over 25 years Marketing and Selling expertise in IT solution based around the SDLC and has a deep understanding of this industry. Currently Director of Operations for Security Innovation Europe, he has a wealth of international knowledge in markets such as Finance, Insurance, government and IT Service Providers having previous worked at Experimentus, Cast and Rogue Wave Software. A Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and an active contributor to the Foundation.

Supporting Officers

Erik van Veenendaal – Special Projects

Erik van Veenendaal (www.erikvanveenendaal.nl) is a leading international consultant and trainer, and a widely recognized expert in the area of software testing and quality management with over 20 years of practical testing experience. He is the founder of Improve Quality Services BV (www.improveqs.nl). He holds the EuroSTAR record, winning the best tutorial award three times! In 2007 he received the European Testing Excellence Award for his contribution to the testing profession over the years. He has been working as a test manager and consultant in various domains for more than 20 years. He has written numerous papers and a number of books, including “The Testing Practitioner”, “ISTQB Foundations of Software Testing” and “The Little TMMi”. Erik is also a former part-time senior lecturer at the Eindhoven University of Technology, vice-president of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (2005–2009) and currently board member of the TMMi Foundation.

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