I'm Peter Hartauer.
Software Tester, Quality Enthusiast.

Good software is fun!


My primary goal is to help the customer and all the people in a project to achieve the common goal: better software

Requirements Engineering

Good software starts with good requirements. If you know where to go, you can reach your goal and make your customers happy

Team Lead

I have two customers: the customers who gives me money for my work and the people I work with

About me

„A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for“
– Grace Brewster Murray Hopper –


ISTQB Certified Tester Full Advanced (incl. Testmanager, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst)
REQB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (Foundation and Advanced Level)
GASQ Certified Automotive Software Tester
IQBBA Certified Business Analyst Foundation Level
ISTQB Foundation Level Extension – Certified Agile Tester
IBUQ Certified Usability Engineer


04/2016 – today
Team Lead Testing Essentials – QualityMinds GmbH
01/2011 – 03/2016
Trainer and Consultant – Knowledge Department GmbH
06/2008 – 01/2011
Junior Consultant – Siemens IT Solutions & Services
09/2005 – 06/2008
Apprenticeship as an consultant for integrated systems


Tester, Test Analyst, Test Manager, Requirements Engineer, Product Owner, Project Manager, Release Manager, Scrum Master, Team Lead, Trainer, Motivator, Speaker

Last conferences as a Speaker

2018 PNSQC – Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference , Portland, OR, USA
2019 QualityMinds Conference, Munich


Here you can find my publications, some in English, some in German

Pitfalls of Requirements Engineering


The monetary benefit of testing


Decision tables
– simple logic –


Condition and decision coverages


Usable form for a review kick-off


Risk calculation sheet for product and project risks


Overview of common test design techniques


IsoNorm questionaire according to ISO 9241


Chinese Whispers – Why is communication so difficult?


Contact me