The Relevance of Built in Quality

With Valori we published a new eBook in the series on Digital transformation.

This publication is a follow up on the trend report that was released earlier this year. In this previous ebook we described disruptive trends and explained why organisations need to become adaptive.  In this second edition we focus on the development practises that companies embrace to do so.  In the first part we describe how Agile, DevOps,  CI/CD  and Scaling contribute to business agility. I believe it is a nice introduction for managers, stakeholders and  professionals that are not entirely familiar with these development practises.

The second part of the eBook deals with Built in Quality. We state that the concept of creating fast feedback loops crumbles when you cannot release frequently.  Without confidence in system quality, we cannot make quick adjustments and receive no feedback on the impact of implemented improvements. Built in Quality provides the confidence in the quality of the systems so that we dare to change them frequently and take them into production.   In the eBook we introduce the built in quality circle. It provides an overview of the steps in the development cycle and where errors can be prevented.

I am proud of my contribution to this eBook and hope you find it useful. You can download your free copy of Hoe word je wendbaar als organisatie? – Het belang van built in quality from the Valori site.

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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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2 Responses to The Relevance of Built in Quality

  1. Serge Eric Thiam says:

    Dear Derk-Jan,
    this is an interesting topic. Do you happen to have this e-book in en english version? I would greatly appreciate it…
    Best regards,
    Serge Eric


    • Hi Serge,
      Great to hear you like the topic.We think it is interesting also. Unfortunately, I have it in dutch only. Maybe you can run it through google translate. I am sure it won’t be flawless but it will be understandable I recon. Would this work for you?


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