SAFe®Agile, certification

ValiLEADs Björn Petersson is certified in SAFe® Agile!

After an intense prep course in Leading SAFe®, coached by Denise Vestin, Björn Petersson snatched his certification on the first go, nice! This gives Björn knowledge so he can help clients to both implement and push the SAFe® journey forward. The noble title, SAFe® 4 Agilist, enables him to apply the agile way of working in complex situations and hence work and cover bigger contexts at bigger clients.

Congratulations Björn!

SAFe®Agile, certification

Helena Jonasson is ValiLEADs new CEO - welcome!

ValiLEAD are pleased to introduce our new CEO, Helena Jonasson!

Helena has previously been both consultant and operations manager within development projects at Lexicon in Gothenburg. She has worked with major projects and been responsible for 85 consultants during the past 25 years. Helena is now taking over as the CEO for ValiLEAD and she is bringing her wide network that is going to come well in hand. She is also bringing ambition, commitment and contagious joy to the table.

- It feels great so far! There is a strong family bond here and it already feels like I have been here for a long time, I feel at home, Helena says.

A warm welcome to ValiLEAD and JAMBIZ Group Helena!


Helena Jonasson, new CEO at ValiLEAD

Tech, AI, reading minds

Tech to reading minds is on its way

“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.” A phrase from George Orwell’s novel 1984 that refers to the surveillance world the characters live in but where they at least have their brains and minds to themselves.

We are becoming more and more supervised and Facebook and Elon Musk’s Neuralink are now announcing that they are building technics that can read our minds. Mark Zuckerberg’s company is funding research on brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that can pick up thoughts directly from your neurons and translate them into words. The researchers say they’ve already built an algorithm that can decode words from brain activity in real time.

Musk’s company has created flexible “threads” that can be implanted into a brain and could one day allow you to control your smartphone or computer with just your thoughts. Musk wants to start testing in humans by the end of next year.

How do you feel about the technic that can read our minds?

Read more here.

machine learning is not an automatic process, ValiLEAD

Machine learning is not an automatic process

From an outside perspective, machine learning sounds like an automatic process. It’s a machine that is learning so why would human activity be involved? A closer look at the subject, done by test experts shows that the process is extremely complex and that a lot of human manpower (with support from machines) is required. For the process to work, loads of data needs to be chosen, processed and converted in order to train the machine. The human factor plays a big part in gathering feedback from the results.

Machine learning is a complex process and it’s important to know that as long as human activity is required as part of the work process, it will never be perfect.

Read more here.

machine learning is not an automatic process, ValiLEAD

Team Rynkeby - God Morgon Malmö. Gold sponsors

Team Rynkeby – God Morgon Malmö are back!

It’s been about two weeks since Team Rynkeby – God Morgon Malmö reached their goal and arrived in Paris. Read Adams point of view from the trip here!

What was your first thought when you crossed the finish line?
- It was a mix of emotions, both relief and emptiness because we have spent a whole year together as a team. Many, many hours have been dedicated to training and events with the team and it became a part of our everyday life.

What was the hardest thing that you and the team faced during the journey?
- The hardest thing must have been all the steep slopes we had to face on our way to Paris. This was a conscious choice from our route planner so that we could experience beautiful grapevines along the way. The two-three first days was the hardest because we didn’t know what to expect. After the first days we had been through all kinds of slopes, conditions, downhill and cities and after that the only thing we could do was to continue. We had one extra rough day with over 35 degrees which most of us wasn’t prepared for. We made extra stops along the way to fill up our bottles and rinse ourselves off with water.

Did you manage to escape injuries?
- We were very lucky this year and had no major accidents. Some had trouble with their back or knees, but it wasn’t to serious and all of us made it all the way. The best way to recover is to take a walk after dinner to keep the legs and circulation going.

And finally – would you do it again?
- Definitely, it was an incredibly beautiful ride through Germany, Luxembourg and France. I have made friends for life during this whole journey.

The team from Malmö has gathered about 2.5 million SEK in favor of Barncancerfonden during 2019 so far. A big applause and praise to the whole team!


Watch the movie with Adam about his thoughts, expectations and preparations before the long journey to Paris began here.


Team Rynkeby - God Morgon Malmö. Gold sponsors


Team Rynkeby - God Morgon Malmö. Gold sponsors

Gold Sponsors Team Rynkeby - God Morgon Malmö

ValiLEAD are extremely proud to be one of the official gold sponsors for Team Rynkeby - God Morgon Malmö. We had the opportunity to meet with one of the team members, Adam Vaskovic who is cycling from Malmö to Paris at the end of next week. Watch the movie and hear about his view of Team Rynkeby, their training, goals and why he is doing this to support The Swedish children cancer fond (Barncancerfonden).

Team Rynkeby - God Morgon Malmö. Gold sponsors


Learn more about Barncancerfonden and how you can give your support here.


Small firm - big heart. ValiLEAD

ValiLEAD - the small firm with the big heart

ValiLEAD is the small firm with the big heart.

We have created a little promo film for you with simple information about what we do. There are three important factors in testing and test management and those are:

Requirements - gathering all the information and the requirements about the product, system or project is the first stage of testing.

Testing - then we have to test the product, system or whatever it might be. This process gives us important and necessary information that we deliver to the

that's right - the customer.

The customer - the most important factor in testing. Without the customer, the two first factors wouldn't even exist.


Watch our promo film on LinkedIn and tell us what you think.


Starring: Björn Petersson
Film made and edited by: Melanie Ahlin


Small firm - big heart. ValiLEAD

Åsa Svahn. Photo: Denise Vestin

Welcome Åsa Svahn!

Åsa Svahn. Photo: Denise Vestin


We would like to wish Åsa Svahn a warm welcome to us here at ValiLEAD!

Åsa is going straight out to a new assignment and we know that she will kill it as a test leader at the customer. We are thrilled about having you in the team Åsa and look forward to getting to know you more. Once again - Welcome!


The stages of test management

The goal of the test management process is to deliver products or systems of high quality that meets the customers demands. Efficient test management is divided into five stages and includes planning, defining, executing, tracking and reporting. We shall explain the stages step by step for you here:

  1. Planning
    The planning stage involves developing the test phase’s overall direction and purpose and includes requirement, time and place for the test. The question on where to test is decided through documenting important soft- and hardware configurations. When these details are set, the time frame for the test is decided by tracking cycles and time periods. The planning stage is different for every project since the time aspect can vary heavily.
  2. Defining
    This stage captures the steps that are necessary for completing a given test in order to answer the question about how a test will be conducted. It’s about defining generic test cases that will be broken into detailed steps.
  3. Executing
    During this phase, tests are run in logical sets. Tests are run against a known configuration of the hardware that is being tested or against a test environment. It’s important to record the configuration in purpose of recreating tests at a later stage.
  4. Tracking
    Depending on the test management tools that are used by the test team, the results are logged. The results are summarized and later showed via a dashboard or metrics tool. Tracking is an extremely important phase in the test process since metrics of quality is required in order to efficiently track the development.
  5. Reporting
    All test efforts and results are reported to all the stakeholders during this phase. The purpose of this is to determine the current state of the project and to give details about the overall quality of the tested product or system.




people sitting at a table, looking at a chart with computers, new assignment for Niklas Wikstrand, Business Analyst, rol out expert

New assignment for Niklas Wikstrand at ValiLEAD

Niklas has landed a new assignment as a Business Analyst and roll out expert. The role entails that Niklas coordinates, covers several roles and makes sure that the requirements are set towards the client. The team includes about ten people who work together as a part of an extensive payment project. The project implies that all countries where the client operates are getting a payment solution that is designed and suitable for their separate needs.

- It’s a lot of fun to be on sight at a new client and to work in a big project together with a tight group, Niklas says.


Test mangament - Niklas Wikstrand