Bogdan

Curriculum Vitae of Bogdan Bereza

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Personal:

  • Name: Bogdan
  • Family name: Bereza
  • Born: 25 October 1957
  • Citizenship: Polish and Swedish
  • Children: Anna (born 1994) and Robert (born 1995) who live with their mother in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Family: married to Magda
  • Lives: in Józefów near Warsaw, travels a lot
  • Health: excellent
  • Good personality traits: energy, curiosity, inquisitiveness, high IQ, lateral thinking, creativity, assertiveness, sense of humor; my Thomas International personality profile is normally so-called "propagator": middle-value dominance, high influence, low steadiness, and low compliance
  • Bad personality traits: under stress: tendency to hyperactivity, lower EQ, tendency to dominate (but I work on them, swear); under stress, my Thomas International personality profile moves towards so-called "director"-type: higher dominance, lower influence (steadiness and compliance do not change)

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Life Story:

  • Born in Beirut, Lebanon (my Polish parents worked there at the time)
  • Kindergarten in Oslo, Norway
  • Primary school in Warsaw, Poland
  • Primary school in Stalowa Wola, Poland
  • Primary school in Warsaw, Poland
  • Secondary school in Warsaw, Poland
  • University studies at Warsaw University (English philology, psychology)
  • Fascination with mountain walking (Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria) - guiding student groups
  • 1983 escape (not dramatic) to Sweden, application for asylum
  • 1983-1984 studying Swedish (in Lund, Sweden)
  • 1984 asylum granted, deprived of Polish citizenship (stateless)
  • 1984-1987 university studies at Lund University (computer science)
  • 1988 to Stockholm; Swedish citizenship
  • 1988-2003 Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1994: daughter Anna is born
  • 1995: son Robert is born
  • 2003: back to Warsaw, Poland
  • 2012 - in Józefów (near Warsaw, Poland)

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Education:

  • 1979-1980 English philology, Warsaw University, Poland
  • 1980-1983 psychology, Warsaw University, Poland
  • 1984-1987 computer science, Lund University, Sweden
  • 1984 Cambridge Professional Certificate in English Language, British Institute, Malmö, Sweden
  • 1993-1994 organizational psychology, London University (post-graduate, extramural studies)
  • 1995 Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Goethe Institut, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1987-today: approximately 40-50 professional training courses in a number of areas: telecommunications, microprocessor architectures, operating systems, programming languages, testing tools etc.
  • 1996: TickIT Auditor
  • 1999: ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
  • 2005: IEEE CSDP (today: IEEE CSDA)
  • 2006: Thomas International Certificate (a method for professional personality profile analysis)
  • 2007: ISEB Software Testing Practitioner Certificate
  • 2008: ISTQB Full Advanced Software Testing Certificate
  • 2008: REQB Requirements Engineering Foundation Certificate
  • 2011: IREB registration

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Job Story:

  • 1980-1983 guide for mountain hiking groups, Almatur, Poland (part time)
  • 1981-1983 helper at plumber's and painter's workshop, Poland (part time)
  • 1983-1985 farm helper, Lund, Sweden (part time)
  • 1984-1986 laser printer operator, Btj Datafilm AB, Lund, Sweden (night shift)
  • 1986-1988 assistant at Computer Science Department, Lund University, Sweden (part time)
  • 1988-1989 programmer, Phillips Financial Systems AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1989-1990 programmer, tester, integrator: Essnet AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1990-1994 Ellemtel AB, Stockholm, Sweden (programmer, tester, system administrator, team leader, product owner)
  • 1994-2003 ENEA AB, Stockholm, Sweden (consultancy company):
    • 1994-1995 test environment integrator, Ericsson (Stockholm)
    • 1995-1996 tester, test analyst, test tool designer, Ericsson (Stockholm and Helsinki)
    • 1996 test analyst, Ericsson (Nuremberg)
    • 1997 test automation specialist, Ericsson Mobile (Stockholm)
    • 1998 test process improvement specialist, Ericsson Radio (Stockholm)
    • 1999 test coordinator, Ericsson Radio (Stockholm)
    • 2000 test team leader for Java conformance testing of an embedded product, ENEA OSE, Stockholm
    • 2000-2001 audit for DO-178B conformance, SAAB, Stockholm
    • 2001-2002 test manager of acceptance testing, Swedish Police Headquarters, Stockholm
    • 2002-2003 test lead for railway signaling system, ADtranz (today: Bombardier), Stockholm
    • 1995-2003 instructor for ENEA test and SQA training section (in parallel with customer assignments)
    • 1999-2003 manager for ENEA SQA training section (in parallel with customer assignments)
  • 2004-today freelancing assignments in Poland (mainly), Czech Republic, Spain, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Germany and Great Britain:
    • 10% of the time was spent on marketing and management of other people's assignments
    • 50% of the time was spent on preparation, maintenance and running of own SQA training courses
    • 30% of the time was spent on consultancy (or mixed consultancy + bespoke training) assignments
    • 10% of the time was spent on organizing and participating events like conferences, seminars and workshops
    • A list of some of my customers is available at references.html
  • 2011-today freelancing assignments mainly in Sweden and in Poland

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Professional Hot Spots:

  • Conference speaker:
    • EuroSTAR (1998-2004), ICSTEST (2000, 2006), KKIO (2000, Polish), BCS SIGIST (2006), WCSQ (2008), CzechTest (2011), Testforum (2011), and more
  • Conference manager or member of programme committee:
    • Ethicomp (2001), IIR Test and Verification of Embedded real time Systems (2002, Swedish), SQAM (2004-2006, Polish), KKIO 2010 (Polish), and more
  • Co-tutor of MSc degree projects:
    • "Test of Computer Memories" (Stockholm University, 1995)
    • "Characterizing Software Test Tools" (Stockholm Technical University, 1997)
    • "Automated Defect Prevention" (Polish-Japanese Institution of Information Technology, Warsaw 2008)
  • Founding member or similar:
    • SAST 1995 (Swedish Association for Software Testing)
    • SJSI 2003 (Polish Software Testing Qualifications Board)
    • SPIN Poland 2006 (Software Process Improvement Network)
    • ADPQB 2008 (Automatic Defect Prevention Qualifications Board)
  • Accreditation or running accredited courses:
    • ISEB Software Testing Foundation (Swedish), ISTQB Software Testing Foundation (Polish and English), IEEE CSDP, ISEB Software Testing Practitioner, ISTQB Software Testing Advanced (Polish and English), REQB Foundation (Polish and English)
  • Magazine articles in the following magazines:
    • COREMAG (Polish), EuroSTAR Newsletter, itmanagermag.pl (Polish), LogiGear Magazine, Software Development Journal, tester.pl (Polish), Computerworld (Polish), Professional Tester, Testing Experience, Businessman.pl (Polish), hakin9 (Polish), Parkiet (Polish), PC Kurier (Polish), Wprost (Polish)
  • Books:
    • "Automated Testing in Daily Build", Swedish Engineereing Industries 2000 (author)
    • Ron Patton "Software Testing" 2002 (translation to Polish)
    • "Theory and Practice of Software Testing" 2006 (in Polish; co-author)
    • "Software Engineering: How to Improve Quality" 2009 (in Polish; author)
    • Adam Kolawa "The Next Leap in Productivity" 2010 (translation to Polish)
  • Complete lists of similar events, conferences etc. are available now in Swedish and in Polish, but not in English

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Private Hot Spots:

  • Mountain walking, skiing, bicycle, roller blades, cinema, children
  • Richard Branson, Fridtjof Nansen, Ken Wilber, Tom DeMarco, Eric Berne, Martin Seligman, Terry Pratchett, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Richard Wiseman, Cameron & Quinn "Corporate Culture", Eckhart Tolle, Ole Nydahl, Dalai Lama, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Roach, Robert Wright ("Nonzero"), Charlotte Kasl, Fredrick Forsyth, Richard Dawkins... and perhaps Leszek Balcerowicz (Polish liberal economist)

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