8th International

TestIstanbul Conference 2017

Agile Testing

April 25th 2017, Tuesday


8th TestIstanbul Conference

TestIstanbul is the first and largest international software testing conference of South East Europe and Middle East Regions. TestIstanbul hosted thousands of attendees and dozens of keynote speakers from all over the world,
since 2010.
TestIstanbul is the event that annually up-to-date edition of TSQR becomes launched. The conference is created and hosted by Turkish Testing Board and it is a member of ISTQB® Conference Network.

Previous Reports & Conferences

Conference Motto of 8th TestIstanbul


This year, TestIstanbul will focus on Software Testing activities in Agile environments.

- Agile Software Development Methodologies
- Test Levels and Types
- Agile vs. Traditional Models
- Test Automation in Agile Environments
- Agile Test Methodologies, Techniques and Tools
- Agile Quality Metrics
- Collaboration Tools
- Principles, Best Practices and Realities
- Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development
- Testing in the Cloud
- Continuous Testing
- Exploratory Testing


Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Speaker Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Principal Consultant, Squerist

Characteristics of a Modern Test Process

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Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Keynote Speaker: Khalid Allem

Khalid Allem

Test Manager, BNP Paribas Fortis Belgium

Regression Testing Strategies in Agile World

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Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Keynote Speaker Michael Bolton.

Michael Bolton

Principal, DevelopSense

Rapid Testing in an Agile Context

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Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Keynote Speaker Philip Lew.

Philip Lew

CEO, XBOsoft

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testing

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Simultaneous translation in English and Turkish will be available in place.

Interactive Panel Sessions

Panel 1:
People & Organization

We will talk about Agile Testing processes with an organizational aspect.

Barış Sarıalioğlu

Managing Partner, Keytorc


Erdal Okumuş

Test & Certification Architect, BKM


Erdem Yıldırım

Senior Test Leader,


Zehra Taşgın

Head of Test Management, Yapı Kredi


Panel 2:
Technology & Tools

We will talk about most loved and commonly used Agile Testing technologies and tools.

Mert Hekimci

CTO, Kariyer.net


Berk Dülger

Consultant, Keytorc


Lemi Orhan Engin

Agile Practice Lead, iyzico


Panel 3:
Methodology & Process

We will talk about most common issues and ideas to solve them.

Kadir Herkiloğlu

Test Division Manager, HAVELSAN


Barış Bal

Managing Partner,


Emine Çelik

QA Unit Head, Turkcell Global Bilgi


Pınar Cinali

Associate Partner,



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08:00 – 09:00
Registration, Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30
In Turkish
Koray Yitmen, Turkish Testing Board

Opening Speech: “Sailing Teams and Agile Teams: Who is Responsible for Testing in Agile Projects?”
Turkey Software Quality Report (TSQR) 2017 – 18

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09:30 – 10:15
In English
Michael Bolton, DevelopSense

Keynote: Rapid Testing in an Agile Context

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10:15 – 10:35
Coffee Break
10:35 – 11:15
In Turkish
Interactive Panel 1

Agile Testing: People & Organizations

11:15 – 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15
In English
Khalid Allem, BNP Paribas Fortis Belgium

Keynote: Regression Testing Strategies In Agile World

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12:15 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
In Turkish
Interactive Panel 2
Agile Testing: Technology & Tools
14:00 – 14:15
Coffee Break
14:15 – 15:00
In English
Jan Jaap Cannegieter, Squerist

Keynote: Characteristics of a Modern Test Process

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15:00 – 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:55
In Turkish
Interactive Panel 3
Agile Testing: Methodology & Process
15:55 – 16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 – 16:55
In English
Philip Lew, XBOsoft

Keynote: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testing

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16:55 – 17:00

Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

Enjoy The Stunning View Of The Bosphorus From Hotel

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I'm miked up and ready to give my Enterprise Challenges of Test Data speech. #testistanbul

Rex Black@LaikaTestDog

Discussion Test Data Management challenges @testistanbul, where in also lot about certification & Test Automation.

Marcel Hogenhout@marcelhogenhout

Just finished my presentation, good fun, many people taking notes and asking questions afterwards.

Roland Van Leusden@RolandLeusden

Great time at #testistanbul. Not only knowledge sharing but also entertaining.

Mahmoud Khalaili@mkhalaili77

Turkey Software Quality Report 2017-18 Will Be Launched

As well as shedding light on the current status of the software testing industry in Turkey, TSQR also contributes IT sector to determine right goals by indicating trends and tendencies, each year. The report which will be about “Agile Testing” for the period of 2017-18 will be created by the contribution of sector professionals from IT sector and will be presented at the 8th International TestIstanbul Conference.

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