Author Archives: derkjandegrood

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

XP2021 Conference: The changing role of the agile coach

On 17 June I hosted a session at the XP2021 conference organized by the Agile Alliance. The session was built around the experience report that was previously published about the changing role of the Agile Coach and consisted out of … Continue reading

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Keynote on Testnet Spring-event: BIQ!

Proud to announce that I will be doing the opening keynote on tomorrows TestNet Event. In tomorrows presentation I will be talking about Built-in Quality (BIQ), BIQ maturity and how you build quality in. See the full schedule on the … Continue reading

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Launching my new book: The waves of Agile

On 5 July I will be presenting my new book: The waves of agile, Value delivery in medium and large organizations. In a free webinar we will celebrate that the book is finished. Join me in this event and I’ll … Continue reading

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The changing role of the agile coach

For the Agile Alliance I wrote an experience report about the changing role of the agile coach. In the report I share my thoughts on how the agile coach role develops and discuss how we can continue to deliver value … Continue reading

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New Book Coming Soon !

My new book is coming soon ! Please find below a sneak preview, it shows you a few pages. I think it looks really nice.

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Agile Thoughts Magazine

Agile thoughts is a free online magazine that aims to disclose experiences and enable meaning-full connections. The editors collect treasures from bold agile thinkers and share them with their readers. The May Issue is the third edition of Agile Thoughts … Continue reading

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New Book – Manuscript sent to the publisher

Behind the scenes I am working hard on completing my next book. In 2016 I published a book called “Agile in the real world” which was all about how to get started with Scrum. Since then I learned a lot … Continue reading

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Talking about the changing role of the Agile Coach on XP2021

I am proud to announce that I will share my story about the changing role of the agile coach on this years XP2021. XP2021 is organised by the agile alliance and enables conversations and the exchange of ideas between academics … Continue reading

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Did you read the ‘state of testing’ report

The State of Testing report is a valuable benchmark report that provides a culminated reflection of testing trends, challenges, and characteristics. The State of Testing report is based on the largest and most diverse survey in the testing community. This … Continue reading

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Agile Deep Dive week- A webinar on Built-in Quality

Last week EuroSTAR organized the Agile Deep Dive week. We had great sessions from Experts in Agile like Bob Galen, Lisa Crispin, Gitte Ottoson, Selena Delesie, Hanna Dernbran. I was asked to close the week with my Friday session on … Continue reading

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How Agile Coaches can Contribute to Built-in Quality

Built-in Quality is key when you want to achieve Business Agility. Yesterday I spoke at the AgiNext Conference in London. In my presentation I explained the importance of Built-in Quality, what it actually is and I introduced an approach to … Continue reading

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AgiNext Conference London

When I heard that the AgiNext Conference was in London, I already saw my self standing on Trafalgar square, Piccadilly circus, etc. But this year it’s a virtual conference, we can’t go there… But we still can exchange ideas and … Continue reading

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Agile Deep-dive

This month EuroSTAR organises their very first deep dive week on Agile. From 22nd – 26th March we will be exploring many facets of Agile including QA, Quality and more. For the first time we will be hosting two AMAs … Continue reading

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Agile Approaches for Building in Quality

Next month I’ll be giving a talk at the Aginext Conference. In this presentation I will talk about Built-in Quality. Ben Linders did a nice interview with me on the topic. In the interview I explain that Quality awareness needs to … Continue reading

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EuroSTAR program Committee 2021

Today the EuroSTAR program Committee has been announced. Fran O’ Hara, was already appointed as chair of this years conference and he has selected a nice group of people around him. Meet Janet, Sowmya and Szilárd. I am honoured to … Continue reading

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