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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 … Continue reading

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How to Incorporate Testing in a SAFe Development Process.

I stumbled on an interesting webinar by 321Gang.com on how to incorporate testing on the various levels in the SAFe framework. Wade Towles explains that Built-In quality is one of the Scaled Agile Framework’s (SAFe) four Core Values and a … Continue reading

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SIG on Quality in SAFe: Where should we put the quality responsibility?

Yesterday we had another of our Quality in SAFe meetings. The Special Interest Group is founded by TestNet and aims to define where quality and testing can be mounted into scaled agile organisations. Yesterday we had an interesting discussion on … Continue reading

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How do you unlock the power of Agile?

10 October the Agile Consortium will organise their annual conference in Doorn (the Netherlands). The theme of the conference is: Unleash! Balancing structure and Autonomy. About the theme: Many organisations struggle with transforming into a flexible organisation. Some organisations have … Continue reading

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Full participation during the tutorial Test Management in Agile

On the 25 of May Jan Jaap Cannegieter (Squerist) and I hosted the Tutorial Test Management in Agile on the Agile Testing Days USA. It proved to be an interesting topic, with 40 people in the room it was the … Continue reading

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State of Testing Report 2019

The annual  state of testing report  is based on the contribution of about 1000 participants from 80 countries. They filled in the survey earlier this year and thus sharing  how they perceived their work and the testing profession. PractiTest and … Continue reading

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TestExpo Copenhagen

I just got back from Denmark where I contributed to the TestExpo 2019. Wednesday Jan Jaap Cannegieter and I gave a tutorial on Test Management in Agile. With a group of 23 enthusiastic test managers we explored what task we … Continue reading

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The impact of AI on testing

Bits & Chips magazine published an article on Artificial intelligence. For this article I sat down with Rik Marselis from Sogeti, and together we had a good conversation about the changes and challenges of AI and testing. AI is a … Continue reading

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Bringing the DevOpsImprovement Game to Ibiza

This weekend Innspire and Fincalabs host the Agile Coaching Summit – Digital Innovation Camp on the beatiful island of Ibiza. I was thrilled to participate and did the Valori DevOpsImprovement game. We had great fun playing it and had a … Continue reading

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Common sense or Agile Excellence? – A new workshop

Wednesday the Dutch Test Association is hosting its spring-conference in the NBC. We have a full day ahead of us filled with interesting talks and workshops on testing and quality. From Valori we contribute with two sessions In the morning … Continue reading

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It’s a pop-up Huddle!!

The Eurostar Huddle is going on tour! This month is will show up in Copenhagen, where it will pop up at TestExpo on May 23rd! Jan Jaap and I will be hosting a tutorial on Test Management in Agile there … Continue reading

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DevOpsImprovement Game – Maximise business value without ignoring operational responsibilities

DevOps teams have to balance their work between three types of tasks. Development, Operational tasks and Improvements. Many DevOps teams (and that includes the PO) are struggling with balancing between the three types of work. Often Ops work uses up … Continue reading

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Keynote speaker on the Agile Testing Days – Woaauw!

The line-up of keynote speakers for the Agile Testing Days in Potsdam gave been announced. The grin on my face in the picture above is sincere; I am really happy to give a keynote. Jan Jaap looks happy as well. … Continue reading

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New eBook series on the Digital Transformation

Proud to present the first edition of three eBooks on the Digital Transformation: Title “Why your organization will not survive the next 5 years, and how to avoid that.” In this first eBook I describe trends that force organizations to … Continue reading

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How to get more out of your User Acceptance Test- Article in AG Connect with Rene Ceelen

Together with Rene Ceelen I published an article in the AG Connect. Rene Ceelen is researcher on the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen op de faculteit Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. He also runs TestMonitor, a consultancy company on ERP Testmanagement. … Continue reading

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