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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

Next week …Agile Tour London

Looking foreward to breaking silos on the Agile Tour London. I see some nice familiar faces in the line-up. Will be great!

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When you should not buy it ! An interview in the SQS Newsflash October 2021

SQS Spain included an interview with me in their October new-flash. In the interview we discuss my new book and discuss it’s core message, Why you should read it and most important when you should not! You can read the … Continue reading

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It was like holding a crystal ball!

In this video I ask Mariëlle Roozemond about her opinion on the book “The waves of Agile”. Mariëlle states that outside IT many organizations are starting with agile. “Reading about the 2nd and 3rd wave was like holding a crystal … Continue reading

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Full circle of Test Automation

Speaking in Bilbao The QA&Test Conference in Bilbao is a conference I frequently visit. If not because I am part of the technical committee, then it is for the great atmosphere, the great people and the nice city of Bilbao. … Continue reading

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“The waves of Agile” listed on the AgileAlliance site

I am glad to see that my latest book got mentioned on the booklist of the Agile Alliance. So great to see my book between all those other great publications. It proves there is a lot to say about agile … Continue reading

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Built-in Quality Applied- New Workshop on the ATD

This november the Agile Testing Days will be held in Potsdam Germany. This is special to me since it will be the first onsite conference I attend since a long time. Most of the conference are on-line and virtual. During … Continue reading

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Speaking at Agile DevOps East 2021

I am thrilled to announce my contribution to the Agile DevOps conference that is organized by TechWell coming November. I will speak about refinement and how to unlock its potential. Good refinement makes development more predictable, leads to better solutions, … Continue reading

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15th State Of Agile is out now

I love benchmark reports. They provide a nice overview of the developments and trends in the domain. The State of Agile report shows how Agile is perceived in the worlds and this years edition tells for instance that 66% of … Continue reading

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Talking automation at the Australian, New Zealand Conference

1 September the online Testing Conference will be held in Australia and New Zealand. The topics covered are Test Strategy, Leadership and DevOps / Digital QA and Emerging Technologies. I will be sharing my thoughts on test automation. For this … Continue reading

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PNSQC Keynote

Check out the speakers ofthis year’s edition of Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC). I amproud to share the stage with my fellow keynote speakers, Erik van Veenendaal,Julie Wong and Mirjana Kolarov. Together we will cover a nice range of … Continue reading

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Aginext : Live and online

Exciting news! The program of the 9th Annual Agile Tour London has been released. The Aginext conference will be held 21 and 22 October 2021 and offers 38+ amazing speakers and facilitators, running unique and inspiring discussions and workshops around the … Continue reading

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The waves of Agile – Full registration of the book launch webinar

On 5 July we launched my new book: “The waves of Agile, Value delivery in medium and large organizations”. In a 50-minute webinar I explain what the book is about, and we show the interview Vincent Verloop had with Wilco … Continue reading

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Talking about Automation in Australia / New Zealand

I received a notification that the conference is rescheduled to 1 september, The conference website has been edited and the links in the below post no longer exist. I’ll keep you informed. This friday the online Testing Conference will be … Continue reading

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Agile-thougths July edition: Waves of Agile

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. Yesterday the July issue of Agile-thoughts has been released. Since the release date … Continue reading

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Unboxing my new book: The waves of agile

Today my new book was delivered at the office. Although it was quiet and everyone was rather busy, we did our best to celebrate it. I made a short video impression of the unboxing and our first impression of the … Continue reading

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