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

How to make an impact as project manager in an Agile environment

Last week I had the opportunity to host a session on the IPMA VAKdag Back to Basics which was held on Tuesday 17 November 2022 in Amersfoort. The conference was focusing on the ICB competence model for project managers. I … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, IPMA, Slides, The waves of Agile | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Full circle of Test Automation

In 2021 I collaborated with Eric de Graaf and Rene van Veldhuijzen on a presentation about test automation. Although we streamed this presentation during the QA&Testing Conference in Bilbao. I never put it online. Recently Rene asked me for the … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Test Automation, Video | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Day 2 of the NIMA Masterclass Agile Marketing

Together with Marc Nieman, Misha van Hamersveld and Roald Tichelaar and Marielle Roozemond we provide the NIMA Mastercourse Agile Marketing Transformation. In this masterclass we discuss the agile mindset that most marketing teams adopt in the coming years to keep their way of work in line with the … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

NIMA Mastercourse Agile Marketing Transformation

Together with Marc Nieman, Misha van Hamersveld and Roald Tichelaar and Marielle Roozemond we provide the NIMA Mastercourse Agile Marketing Transformation. How do you give concrete substance to the mindset shift that marketing teams will go through in the coming years to keep their way of … Continue reading

Posted in Agile | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to Basic? – Presentation on the IPMA Day

Delivering valuable solutions becomes more difficult as organizations grow. The structures of the organization then pose a challenge to the agile way of working: challenges that change as organizations make progress on their Agile journey. At the IPMA VAKdag Back … Continue reading

Posted in Testing | Leave a comment

Quality time in Copenhagen

QNation organized a breakfast session in the Copenhagen Aquarium and asked me to introduce my book “The waves of Agile”. We were quite pleased with the large amount of people that signed up for the session. We had a full … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Test management in Agile – Full day tutorial on the Agile Testing Days in Chicago

Place: Chicago, Conference: The Agile Testing Days Date: June 06, 2022 Jan Jaap Cannegieter and I are thrilled to give our tutorial test management in Agile in real life again. Join us at the Agile Testing Days in Chicago this … Continue reading

Posted in Testing | Leave a comment

Quality time by Qnation in the Copenhagen Aquarium

I am thrilled to be invited to the Quality time session organised by Qnation. The session will be held on a special location, the national aquarium of Denmark. While we look out over the sea, I will tell you about … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, SCRUM | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast Technology Leads

Dutch: In de podcast serie “Technology Leads” praten Tom van de Ven, Rik Marselis en Daniel Laskewitz je bij over nieuwe technologie. Regelmatig nodigen zij gasten uit om hun visie op nieuwe technologie te delen. Ik was te gast bij … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Books, Podcast | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PODCAST- Moments with MUM

Together with IPMA Lieke Sluis Hoogerwerf and I recorded a second podcast. This episode deals how to deal with the gab between theory and the daily practise that is not aways easy to shape and mold to you liking. How … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, IPMA, Podcast | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Aginext Conference 2022 Global

On thursday 28 April I will be speaking on the Aginext Global event. Aginext hosts a community event by and for agile practitioners. This year the conference consist out of two full days:one day fully online and one day fully … Continue reading

Posted in Testing | Leave a comment

“We need to understand the scope of this freaky thing.”

Recently I had an interview with Marcella Koopmans about the book “Waves of agile, value delivery in medium and large organizations. Marcella lives in New Zealand and is the head of Agile for her company. She is an Agile enthusiastic … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, SCRUM, Video | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Recording a podcast for IPMA

Last week I recorded a new podcast with Lieke Sluis-Hoogerwerf. It’s the sequel to the podcast we did together last year. In the previous podcast we explored how is needed for successful agile transformations and how to get on the same … Continue reading

Posted in IPMA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s like a onion: it explains the basics, but you can go a level deeper.

For this video, I got my vintage camera from the attic. Removed the dust, charged the old battery and headed for the city of Leiden. I met Bas Baas and talked with him about my book “The waves of Agile”. … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Agile in de Echte Wereld, The waves of Agile, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surf the “Waves of Agile” and get on the same wavelength

For the IPMA I recorded a podcast with Lieke Sluis-Hoogerwerf. Lieke is an expert in methodologies for high-quality collaboration on complex issues. In this podcast we discuss what is needed for successful agile transformations and how to get on the … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, IPMA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment