Members present themselves

All Board Members work honorary. Members in the German Testing Board are:

Founding member of the GTB

Graham Bath (T-Systems International GmbH)

Graham Bath can look back on more than 20 years of professional experience in testing. After studying Systems Engineering at the Middlesex University London and the University of Surrey, where he graduated with the Master of Sciences degree in this subject, his very first assignment led straight to the testing of software: in an (…)

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Ralf Bongard (ISARTAL akademie GmbH)

Seit über 10 Jahren steht Ralf Bongard namhaften Unternehmen zur Seite – als Berater, Coach und Trainer für die Analyse und Optimierung von Produktentwicklungsprozessen sowie deren operativen Umsetzung. Thematisch (…)

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Chairman of GTB

Dr. Klaudia Dussa-Zieger (imbus AG)

Klaudia_dussa_zieger_smallDr. Klaudia Dussa-Zieger is Principal Consultant at Method Park Consulting GmbH and has been involved in software testing and software quality for almost 20 years. She is convinced that “given the increasing complexity of today’s software systems, their development is not possible without testing”. (…)

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Florian Fieber (QualityDojo IT-Consulting GmbH)

Florian Fieber ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer der QualityDojo IT-Consulting GmbH in Berlin und seit knapp 15 Jahren als Berater und Trainer im Bereich der Qualitätssicherung von Softwaresystemen tätig. Seine Schwerpunkte liegen dabei im Testmanagement, der Verbesserung von Testprozessen sowie (…)

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Thorsten Geiselhart (Marquardt GmbH)

Thorsten Geiselhart studied Electrical Engineering at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences and has been working since his diploma thesis in 2004 at Marquardt GmbH in Rietheim-Weilheim in the area of Functional Software Test. Subjects which have inspired and influenced him from the very beginning include „constructive destructivity“, reading between the lines in specifications, as well as the close cooperation with software development. Having started (…)

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Jan Giesen (EUROIMMUN)

Für Jan Giesen ist gute Kommunikation eine wichtige Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Projektumsetzung. Entscheidend dabei ist, dass alle Beteiligten für die gleichen Dinge auch dieselben Begriffe verwenden. Standardisierungen und einheitliche Begriffe sind infolgedessen unentbehrlich, um Fehler möglichst frühzeitig aufzudecken. Hierbei spielen die Certified Tester Lehrpläne (…)

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Vice chairman of GTB

Dr. Matthias Hamburg (Sogeti Deutschland GmbH)

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 Managing Consultant at Sogeti Deutschland GmbH, quickly realized that software quality assurance was not (…)

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Daniel Hummel (IT-P GmbH)

“Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.” (Burt Rutan)

This is the motto of Daniel Hummel in his work at IT-P GmbH in Hannover where he has worked since 2013 in the development and quality assurance of complex Java EE applications. (…)

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Dr. Timea Illes-Seifert (Fiducia & GAD IT AG)

What is so special about software testing? For Timea Illes-Seifert the answer is easy: For her, quality assurance is distinguished primarily through an engineering approach and through the great variety of activities associated with it. This was the experience the software technician has made in all assignments where she was responsible for testing: during her studies, in projects in the economy, or in the context of research projects. (…)

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Werner Lieblang (trendig technology services GmbH)

In 1974, when Werner Lieblang first programmed a microprocessor at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany had just become Soccer World Champions for the second time. That was over 40 years ago. Today he is tutor at Díaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH (…)

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Founding member of the GTB

Tilo Linz (imbus AG)

Tilo Linz has meanwhile been an entrepreneur in the fields of software quality assurance and software testing for more than twenty years. He is one of the founders and Chairman of imbus AG, a leading service provider, product and training provider in this field. (…)

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Anke Löwer (Rentenbank)

Anke Löwer came into contact with software testing at an early stage: A course on the subject of software reliability at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences and a committed professor, who taught methods in step with current practice, aroused her interest. The topic runs through her professional career as a central theme. Today, she works as (…)

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Elke Mai

Elke Mai ist Enabler und Unterstützer für Fachbereiche und IT-Abteilungen – momentan in mehreren Projekten bei einer Genossenschaftsbank – im Testmanagement bei Testkonzeptionen und Testprozessoptimierungen. Ihre Praxiserfahrungen (…)

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Member and cash auditor of the GTB

Jörn Münzel (ITinera projects & experts GmbH & Co. KG)

„At the start, things just happened this way “, says Jörn Münzel. After studying at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, he started out testing IT systems at Danet GmbH according to the requirements of the then postal authority. He soon realized that his mentality for analytical and structured thinking and testing matched perfectly. (…)

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Vice chairman and founding member of the GTB

Horst Pohlmann (Lemförder Electronic GmbH)

Horst Pohlmann, born in 1958, studied Computer Science at the University of Paderborn and worked initially as a system developer in a branch of a software house belonging to the Rheinmetall group, where he first introduced the subject of software quality assurance. Following that, he implemented this in the areas of management and (…)

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Reißing (Hochschule Coburg)

Prof. Dr. Ralf Reißing has been intensively involved with software engineering, quality assurance and testing since his studies in computer science. After obtaining his doctorate in design quality at the University of Stuttgart in 2002, he worked at Daimler AG as a specialist for test methods and test tools within product development (…)

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Technische Universität Berlin)

Bei Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker dreht sich neben der Forschung vieles um das Lehren und Lernen. Bei einer Hochschulprofessorin ist das nicht weiter verwunderlich, doch die Wissenschaftlerin engagiert sich auch übergreifend für Wissensvermittlung und Know-how-Transfer. Ihr Lehrstuhl widmet sich dem „Entwurf und Testen (…)

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Member of the GTB

Maud Schlich (The Qualiteers)

The main focal points of her activities are the coaching of test managers and test teams, the sustained introduction of software reviews and improvement of processes in test management. In e-Learnings, workshops and in personal coaching at customer sites, she has been teaching practically oriented knowledge based on recognized standards for more than 20 years (…)

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Annette Simon (expleo)

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„Es geht nicht darum, möglichst viel zu testen – sondern das Richtige zu testen.“

Unter diesem Motto arbeitet Frau Simon seit 10 Jahren beim weltweit führenden unabhängigen Spezialisten für Software-Qualität, der SQS Software Quality Systems AG in Köln. In den vergangenen Jahren hatte sie daher die Möglichkeit, die(…)

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Dr. Frank Simon (Zurich Versicherungsgesellschaft Deutschland)

frank_simonQualitätssicherung ist eine ganzheitliche Aufgabe, und die hat etwas mit Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu tun“ – das steht für Dr. Frank Simon außer Frage. Denn ganzheitlich betriebene Qualitätssicherung gewährleistet, dass Software nicht einfach “nur” läuft, sondern auch andere Facetten aufweist, z. B. benutzerfreundlich, sicher, leicht zu warten, portierbar, effizient ist usw. (…)

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Member and cash auditor of the GTB

Tanja Tremmel (TM Tremmel Consult GmbH)

Tanja Tremmel is CEO of TM Tremmel Consult GmbH, which is focused on improving software quality. After graduating as Diplom Kauffrau from Julius Maximilians University in Wuerzburg, she gained cross-industries experience in the consulting business. Her expertise lies (…)

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Founding member of the GTB

Sabine Uhde (sepp.med gmbh)

The fact that Sabine Uhde today works as an expert in tester training is not merely a result of one single decision. It is rather a role that the system analyst has grown into step by step. She is responsible for the tester training courses at the IT service provider sepp.med GmbH, and she leads the GTB (…)

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Stephanie Ulrich

Stephanie Ulrich belongs to those who were enthusiastic about software testing even back in the nineties, at a time when quality assurance did not have the status it has today. Consequently, she was not distracted by one of her former bosses, who asked her: „Why do you want to test? (…)

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Dr. Stephan Weißleder (Thales Deutschland GmbH)

Quality is the location advantage in Germany – Dr. Stephan Weißleder is dedicated to the preservation of this advantage. Therefore, his involvement in the GTB is primarily working with a group of universities, which he heads. In addition, he supports the working groups Examinations, Glossary and Business Development.

As a student, Dr. Weissleder often worked (…)

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Founding member of the GTB

Prof. Dr. Mario Winter (TH Köln)

As scientist, Prof. Dr. Mario Winter is per se committed to independence. The professor works at the „Institute for Computer Science“ at the Technology Arts Sciences TH Köln, where he is a member of the main research subject „Software quality”. As far as the GTB is concerned, it is also the aspect of its independence, which motivates him to support the organization. Together (…)

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Peter Zimmerer (Siemens AG)

Peter Zimmerer knows the challenges of software testing in practice – and he has done so for many years. After studying computer science, he went into industry and joined Siemens AG, where he deals with the testing and quality engineering of large software systems (…)

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