Phil has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and has witnessed huge changes over that time. However, he “only” started his current career in Test Management and Test Consultancy 13 years ago when he had finished executing a data migration and was told by the Program Manager “Phil, from Monday you will be the Test Manager, ok?”.

Since he started as a Test Manager with no previous experience or knowledge of what he should do, he saw at first-hand the dangers of amateurism and learned a few lessons the hard way. However, he survived and learned to love software testing. He tries to continuously improve his knowledge and skills. He strongly believes that we need to constantly challenge what we think, what we already know and what currently do.

“What’s the best thing about testing?
The best thing is that you never, ever stop learning something new.”

As a Senior Test Consultant he is especially fortunate to work with many projects and software testing professionals from numerous organizations where he gets to see lots of new ideas and different solutions to the problems we all face in our day-to-day work. Being part of the founding team of tesena | Smart Testing gives him the opportunity, at least in a small way, to contribute to the software testing profession and support our community.


Phil’s courses:

ISTQB Foundation Level

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

SQL for testers