GTB Members present themselves

Vice chairman of GTB

Dr. Matthias Hamburg

It was a Year 2K project which introduced Dr. Matthias Hamburg, a software engineer of long-standing experience, to the new world of systematic software testing. As he checked through entire IT landscapes, the IT professional, who today is Testexperte, quickly realized that software quality assurance was not something that is here today gone tomorrow, but is a discipline promising significant potential for the future. This has, in fact, come true, also for Dr. Hamburg personally. With his degrees in mathematics and computer sciences, he has since 1997 specialized more and more in software testing. Correspondingly,was his role as Managing Consultant at Sogeti Deutschland has since 2006 been characterized primarily by test management and test method consulting activities. In these fields, the focus is on TMap®, Sogeti’s own test methodology, and on the TPI Test Process Improvement model. Even after his retirement in 2019 he will remain active as a freelance test method consultant.

Dr. Hamburg has been a member of the GTB since the beginning of 2008, thereby expanding his voluntary commitments, which he had so far shown principally in the specialist group “Testing, Analysis and Verification” (TAV) of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). As far as the GTB is concerned, he wants to contribute his experience and know-how to the creation and spreading of the syllabi: and as chair of the Working Group Glossary national and international in ISTQB®. Because training and knowledge transfer to the tester community is his personal driving force.

The long-term goal of the test specialist is to establish software quality assurance as an engineering discipline. To this end, he sees the GTB as an ideal platform. In addition, he also sees it as an organization to standardize and make the profession of software tester known in public. Key in this connection is the cooperation with colleges and universities. In the training of students he makes out significant potential for professional software quality assurance, which industry so desperately needs.

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