Leo van der Aalst holds almost 30 years of IT experience. After having gone through the classic path (from programmer to project manager) Leo has specialized since 1990 in the test field, in which he held positions such as test manager, test consultant and line manager of a test organization.

His knowledge and experience in the project- and test management field have been used and developed further during a number of international projects and consultancy trajectories (a.o. in USA, Germany, Denmark, Austria and in the Netherlands).

He was the Development Lead of the ISTQB Foundation and Advanced Agile-Tester Syllabi and professor Software Quality at Fontys University (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). Besides all this Leo is an Agile coach at Sogeti Netherlands and is co-author of the TMap NEXT, TMap NEXT BDTM and TMap NEXT in scrum books.

Finally, Leo is a much sought-after teacher of test training, a regular speaker on national- and international conferences, and he is the author of several articles.