Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements, operational test management and agile implementations.
He is a well known name in the international testing community and participates in the organization of various events. He is an enthusiastic keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. With his presentations he likes to inspire people and help teams and organisation to become more effective. He regularly publishes articles and Columns for leading magazines and is an experienced trainer and workshop/ serious game facilitator. The training sessions vary from the standard introduction into Agile to custom made workshops that tune in on specific needs of the client.
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