New Column Bits & Chips Magazine

New Column in the Bits & Chips magazine.  Starting the June issue I will  write a column on testing and test related topics.

What is Bits & Chips? Bits & Chips is the leading magazine for the high tech industry in Belgium and the Netherlands. Bits & Chips appears biweekly. The focus of the magazine is on news and trends in embedded systems, electronics, mechatronics and semiconductors. The influence of technology is central to the coverage.  For more information visit the website:

Bits & Chips

First column This months column is about kanban for test teams. I believe kanban kan help to increase efficiency in the test teams workflow. A small excerpt from the column:

“That’s exactly what we want”, I call enthusiastic, “Better control of the test tasks and increasing the efficiency.  Test Teams have to deal with a large number of tasks. They do reviews, design tests, execute them and perform regression tests. In addition, they are often involved in more than one project or release, TPI trajectories and find business on their doorstep with new changes or production disruptions. So a better grip on activities sounds good. Saving precious test time even better!”

Next Column? My next column due in September, so I have some time to think of the subject. Please do feel free to make requests by commenting below.

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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