Author Archives: derkjandegrood

Tutorial on the Agile Testing Days – a brief introduction

I am really looking forward to host a tutorial on the Agile Testing Days this year. I will do this together with Jan Jaap Cannegieter, and with you. I you decide to participate. In order to persuade you to join … Continue reading

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Full Keynote Recording: The Art of Excellence – Adding value as an IT professional

  In order to distinguish themselves and meet customer expectations organisations need to embrace change. During the TestingUy conference I gave a keynote with the title ‘The Art of Excellence – Adding value as an IT professional’  In my presentation … Continue reading

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State of CI/CD – Results of our workshop on continues integration and deployment

    In 2017, Valori organised three interactive sessions in which the participants and I analysed what is needed for a successful implementation of continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD). Two of these sessions were during the Software Centric Systems Conference … Continue reading

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Next gen testers don’t know waterfall

Next gen testers don’t know waterfall is the title of the new blog by Federico Toledo. Is that a bad thing you might ask. In his blog Federico takes a statement that I made during the TestingUy conference and adds his own … Continue reading

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The 2018 State of Testing Report is out!

This year’s State of Testing survey has been the most successful yet, with roughly 1,500 responses from QA professionals, from over 80 countries worldwide. Here are some questions this report attempts to answer: How much do your testing peers earn around the … Continue reading

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An Agile Game called Scaling

In May this year Valori piloted a serious game in which participants experience the challenges of inter-team collaboration and gain insight in the various scaling agile frameworks. Eric van de Mark, guild lead of the agile guild at Valori, explains: … Continue reading

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Anniversary: 7 years on this blog

7 years ago I started this wordpress site. My first post was a test post reading: Hello world! Posted on May 24, 2011by derkjandegrood Welcome to my wordpress pages. Here you can find news about articles that I have published, books that … Continue reading

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There is still need for test management in Agile but it is done differently

Jeffery Payne wrote a nice blog on agile test management. In this blog he states that agile opens up a lot of career opportunities as the test manager roles becomes more strategic in agile context. “Unfortunately, many test managers try to … Continue reading

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eBook: Testing and Quality in SAFe

In this new 4000 word free eBook Mette Bruhn-Pedersen and I deep dive into quality and the SAFe framework. Although the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) offers a lot of detailed descriptions, it is not very elaborate on how testing and … Continue reading

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EuroSTAR program announced

EuroSTAR, one of the leading conferences on software quality in Europe has announced the program for their 2018 edition. EuroSTAR will be held in the Netherlands starting 12 november. What a great line-up of speakers this year’s edition will hold. … Continue reading

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Verankering in organisatie cruciaal voor welslagen Agile

For Bits&Chips magazine I wrote an article about successful agile adoptions. In the article I state that embedding the agile processes and mind-set in the rest of the organization is crucial for its success. I refer to Jeff Sutherland’s Aggressive … Continue reading

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Scaling Agile – a workshop to get to know the frameworks

Last Monday we organised an interactive session about scaling agile. During this session we compared some of the scaling agile frameworks and we discuss the challenges that we encounter when we scale up our agile. What problems are introduced when … Continue reading

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TestingUy – My first visit to Uruguay!

The TestingUy event exists at the initiative of a group of passionate about testing, wanting to create a meeting space where they can share experiences and knowledge on the subject. I am proud to be invited to this years edition. More details … Continue reading

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BCN Software Evening – Barcelona

I am thrilled to announce I’ll be speaking at the BCN Software Evening. Altran Spain is organizing this event for Software Professionals who wish to network together and to watch engaging and entertaining talks given by industry experts while having fun. … Continue reading

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Scaling Agile Interactive Session

I am proud to announce that we will host an interactive session at Valori. On Monday 9 April we’ll compare three scaling agile frameworks. Together we’ll discuss the challenges that we encounter when we scale up our agile. What problems are … Continue reading

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