Lindsay Pennel has worked in software testing for over 30 years since it became a discrete specialism in software development, and was an early thought leader in the definition of testing processes and approaches, developing in particular the idea of the “W-Model” of testing to challenge the better-known “V-Model”; and also the approach of “High Value, Low Volume, Data-Driven Testing” as a manageable means of providing quality test coverage in systems. During his long career in Testing, Lindsay has worked in banking, utilities, media and central government on a wide variety of hardware and software platforms, leading teams in functional, technical, integration and non-functional testing. He has worked on several occasions in the European Commission, participating in design and testing working groups, representing his company and the UK to establish standards and working practices. He has managed testing projects at a global and pan-European scale as well as smaller high-value standalone programmes, creating a reputation for delivering. Throughout this he has been a standard-bearer for the conduct of testing in accordance with (first) BS7925 and ISO9000, then IEEE829 and now ISO29119.
In 2012, Lindsay was elected to Fellowship of the British Computer Society, in recognition of his extensive experience and expertise in delivering testing solutions for many high value projects and programmes, including UK critical national infrastructure for the Home Office (Law Enforcement). Latterly, Lindsay has been providing consultancy and guidance on testing projects with IBL, as well as participating in test execution.