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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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InflectraCon 2020 – Get inspired about what’s on the horizon for technology in 2022 and beyond!

The program of the InflectraCON™ 2022 is announced. And I am proud to be part of it! Set in the heart of the US’ s capital, InflectraCON 2022, is a two-day multi-track conference celebrates all aspects of Software Development, Testing, … Continue reading

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Agile Advent Calendar

It’s December again. Suddenly I remembered the advents calendar that I published last year. We had online countdown to Christmas. Every day, starting 1 December onwards I shared a tip. Practices that benefit you as Agile coach, Scrum master or … Continue reading

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Vincent Verloop describes his work as Agile Coach

For this video I asked Vincent Verloop to tell me about his work. He invited me in his living-room and told me what he liked about Squerist, the company we both work for. Vincent enjoys his client assignment from which … Continue reading

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You got an issue? Check-it!”

I met Daniel Maslyn at the Agile Testings Days, held in Potsdam Germany. Together we settled down in the (empty) pub of the hotel, and I asked him for his opinion. Daniel is a Passionate and Creative test professional. He … Continue reading

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Product ownership – beyond saying no

For many years, I regarded that the ability to say no as one of the most important skills of a good product owner. Do you recognise that? Product owners that take ownership of their backlog will have to say no … Continue reading

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