Author Archives: derkjandegrood

Striving for CI/CD at the [SC]2 conference

On 4 October the [SC]2 is held in Eindhoven. The [SC]2 is the leading software engineering conference in Europe for sharing best practices in the crucial and strategic discipline of complex software development. I am proud to announce I will … Continue reading

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When a Test Manager Makes a Difference

I am invited to host a guest webinar for Practitest on 26 September. With these webinars Practitest aims to make conference talks available for QA managers that don’t get the opportunity to visit to many life conferences. The webinar I … Continue reading

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4 tips for when you are starting with Scrum

Managementbook.nl is an online bookstore that sells books for professionals and managers. They also offer my latest book “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum“. I wrote a blog for them in which I share 4 tips from the … Continue reading

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Great blog by Mellissa Perri: Product Owner vs. Product Manager

I recently had a few discussions about the role of the Product Owner, whether this is different from that of the Product Manager. I often explain that the PO has two faces, one looking towards the business and one towards … Continue reading

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Valori Agile Hackathon – Innovation on a free Saturday

This video gives an impression of the Valori Agile Hackathon that we held on Valori HQ in Nieuwegein last Saturday. On a free Saturday we worked together on a number of items: Conditions for CI / CD, The Agile Tester … Continue reading

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Test your roadmap

Within agile projects roadmaps are used to define the releases and get insight in de dependencies between the various teams that are working on the release. An example of a roadmap is given below. A roadmap is a one pager … Continue reading

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Do’s and don’ts for the test manager – a testnet workshop

One of the two workshops I gave at the Testnet sprint event was a collaboration with Jan Jaap Cannegieter. The purpose of the workshop that we gave was to collectively rethink the value that a test manager has (or can … Continue reading

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Agile way of working at ING Netherlands

The ING made a video about their agile way of working. I think it’s always nice when a video is made that explains the work that you do. Luckily the Agile coach is introduced at 4:07: “there is one more … Continue reading

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Agile Testing Days Program Online

Where do we go from here? To the Agile Testing Days of course. I am proud to announce that my session is accepted for this year’s conference. During my session “Trends and Future in software testing” I will discuss trends … Continue reading

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Agile Coachen – Het kalibreren van de MachTeam

My latest column on Agile Coaching has been picked up by AgileNieuws.  AgileNieuws.nl is a Dutch website on Agile. For this community platform I translated my English text in to Dutch. You can read the dutch version here: Agile Coachen – … Continue reading

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New Blog post: Agile Coaching is like calibrating

“If you see me at work and spot me grasping in the air and turning imaginary valves. Then I am probably explaining how I visualize agile coaching.”  EuroSTAR published a new post on agile coaching. In this post I explain how … Continue reading

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Testnet 20th anniversary: Two workshops at the same time

On Monday, May 15th the Dutch Test association (TestNet) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Shakers and movers from the dutch test profession will contribute with sessions workshops that take place throughout the day. I am proud to say that I … Continue reading

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Webinar Agile Test Strategies

Yesterday I gave a webinar for EuroSTAR conferences. In this webinar I state that while many organisations are reducing their test managers and Test Competence Centres, testing is on the rebound. Quality is embedded in development and testing is responsibility … Continue reading

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Interview: 5 questions by Tali Michaeli

Tali Michaeli from Softwaretestingtools.com interviewed me last week. He asked me questions about how got into the profession and challenged me to look 10 year into the future. The questions he asked where: 1. How did you start your way … Continue reading

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State of Testing 2017

Together with QA Intelligence Blog and Tea Time for Testers launch State of Testing survey for the fourth year in a row.  Please join them to find out what 2017 holds for our beloved testing profession! The aim of our … Continue reading

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