Maaike Brinkhof

Test Advocate

I’m Maaike, owner and test consultant at Sensibly. It’s my mission to make other people around me quality infected. I’m in my element when I can teach others about testing and learn more from others about testing. When smart minds synthesize, awesome things happen. My testing approach is always people-centered and thinking-centered, tools and techniques follow. 

After reading the book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman I’ve developed a special interest in the role of psychology in software development. Over the years I’ve seen countless times how cognitive biases influence thinking in testing and software development as a whole and it fascinates me. I keep re-reading the book and other papers about biases and fallacies and learn new things every time. Göran have developed our workshop Mindbusters – Test Your Mind based on this book, our personal experiences and other awesome books like “The Coaching Habit”, “Peak” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

During ‘analogue time’ I like to do strength training (gotta get those gainz!), read books, check out new local beers, play my clarinet and travel with my boyfriend.

Mindbusters - Test Your Mind

2h Workshop

Mindbusters – Test Your Mind

Micro Focus (Botticelli)

The world of software development is ever changing. As testers, we need to not just adapt but also embrace change in order to stay relevant and bring value. Luckily, we have a great tool that will always be useful, regardless of the environment: our mind. However, because we are governed by our biases, the mind […]

2h Workshop