Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Maaret Pyhäjärvi


Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a software professional with an emphasis on testing. She defines herself as an empirical technologist, a tester, a programmer, a catalyst for improvement and a speaker. Her day job is working with a software product development team as a hands-on testing specialist. On the side, she teaches exploratory testing and makes a point of adding new, relevant feedback for test-automation heavy projects through skilled exploratory testing. In addition to being a tester and a teacher, she is a regular volunteer for different non-profits driving forward the state of software development. Maaret was recently awarded as Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person 2016. She blogs regularly at and is the author of “Mob Programming Guidebook”.

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“A tester who can’t report bugs well is like a refrigerator light that is only on when the door is closed” – Kaner, Bach, Pettichord in ‘Lessons Learned in Software Testing’. We all want to do better than that. We want to make a difference with the information providing service testing is. We want to […]