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Disconsensus over Consensus, General Disagreement over Agreement, Ignorance over Knowledge or ‘The Missing Dialogue’

We CopenhagenContext (and PrettyGoodTesting) find it problematic that ISO now seems to break it’s own rules with respect to consensus and agreement.

We are concerned that an upcoming international standard on software testing (ISO 29119) seems to overrule the seemingly high number of objections on parts of the content of this standard by e.g. the context-driven school of testing. We are deeply concerned that despite ISO’s knowledge of the existence of such opposition, ISO seems to chose to simply ignore this opposition and we urge ISO to initiate ‘The Missing Dialogue’ in respect of the software test profession internationally.

We therefore signed the petition to stop ISO 29119 and we encourages other professional software testers to sign the petition to stop ISO 29119 (like currently more than 1,200 professionals).

– Morten Hougaard CEO and Principal Consultant (testing since 1976).


If you want to know more about (why not) ISO 29119, then checkout Michael Bolton’s Frequently-Asked Questions About the ISO 29119 Controvercy at and/or join Johan Jonasson’s Track Session “Why opposing ISO 29119 is important” at CopenhagenContext 2015.

Whether delegate at CopenhagenContext 2015 or not – feel free to use the “Stop ISO 29119 Logo” below – also handed out (as stickers) to the delegates.

This “Stop ISO 29119 Logo” may be copied and used by anyone absolutely free – see also the (free) “Mind The Context Logo“.