VALA blog

A blog with posts about software quality assurance and automation, and the business around these. VALA blog posts are written by VALA people from software developers to managing director. 

We like to post about current topics relating to software quality assurance, testing, test automation, RPA, development etc. We also share honest and transparent stories about our successes, failures and ways of working as a company.

November 12, 2019
Tech skills become obsolete with time, people skills won't

Tech skills become obsolete with time, people skills won’t

The main focus for IT consultants is often in technical skills. But does a software project often end up succeeding or failing based on the project […]
October 31, 2019

What Software Testing Is and what it Can Achieve

This is a continuation of my previous blog post: “Serious mistakes that could have been avoided: Lessons we can learn through software testing“. Introduction In my […]
October 15, 2019
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VALA Employee Satisfaction Survey results 9/2019

The results are in for our latest employee satisfaction survey. Here’s a short summary in text, if you prefer to just view the visual version, scroll […]
October 2, 2019
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Mitä itseohjautuvuus vaatii työnantajalta

Itseohjautuvuudesta pöhistään edelleen, ja näkökulmista sen tarpeeseen ja toimivuuteen tullaan kiistelemään varmasti vielä jatkossakin. Kerron kuitenkin nyt, mitä koen onnistuneen itseohjautuvuuden vaativan työnantajalta. Vaikka itseohjautuvuus on […]
September 18, 2019
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Testing Assembly 2019 visitor survey – Trends and future of quality assurance

For the fifth year in a row we conducted a survey for the visitors of Testing Assembly seminar. Once again, the subject of the survey was […]
September 2, 2019
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Helping customers reach their goals makes testing meaningful

In the background of our daily tasks it is helpful to remind ourselves about the people we are doing the testing for – the end user […]
August 20, 2019

VALA’s culture explained through examples

My previous blog post explained through examples how VALA’s values manifest themselves in our daily life. As a continuation, I’ll now give similar examples on how […]
July 29, 2019
Devops Days 2019

DevOps Days Amsterdam 2019

We had an idea to go to the DevOps Days 2019 conference in Amsterdam and soon the tickets were bought and we were in the plane […]
July 23, 2019

VALA’s values explained through examples

How do company values actually affect daily work life?  In order not to bore the reader with long philosophical ramblings on what constitutes company values and […]
June 19, 2019
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4 syytä miksi haluamme palkata opiskelijoita

Olet kirmaamassa kesälaitumille. Ei huolen häivää tulevaisuudesta, kesäloma ja kaverit odottaa. Tai kenties sinulla on vielä viimeinen virkamiesruotsin tentti tehtävänä? Pian koittaa kuitenkin aika, kun se […]
June 19, 2019
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Amount of Slack messages indicating company success – what the hell?

New strategy, no more ham So now we have the manuscript ready. Our new vision contains the term “sustainable impact”. Our new mission involves “culture” as […]
June 14, 2019

The ability to collaborate and learn is more important than technical skills – insights from NTD 2019

A couple weeks ago, me, my four colleagues and around 600 other professionals gathered in Tallinn, Estonia to attend Nordic Testing Days. I had attended the […]
May 14, 2019
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Serious Mistakes that Could Have Been Avoided: Lessons We Can Learn through Software Testing

Introduction Software testing – a subject a lot of people have opinions on, and many of them unfounded, misguided, or just plain wrong. Every professional software […]
May 8, 2019
responsible meaningfulness

Increasing work place meaningfulness with responsible actions

Not long ago, corporate responsibility used to be a somewhat dull and even forced aspect in companies’ strategies. Large companies needed to be responsible enough to […]
April 16, 2019

Mitä ottaa huomioon QA-kumppanin valinnassa?

Useimmat yritykset haluavat omistajuuden omien digipalveluiden kehityksestään. Samalla varsinkin pienen tai keskikokoisen yrityksen ei välttämättä ole järkevää rakentaa itse kyvykkyyksiä ohjelmistojen laadunvarmistukseen tai automaation rakentamiseen. Myös […]
March 25, 2019
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Empatiaakin voi oppia

Onnellisuus työpaikalla rakentuu monesta osa-alueesta, joista yksi tärkeimmistä on yhteispeli kollegoiden kanssa. Siksi olisi mielestäni kaikkien tärkeää aina silloin tällöin miettiä, miten voisi itse olla vielä […]

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