Category Archives: Agile

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 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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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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QUPER Model for better requirements

Over the last weeks I have been reading in Gojko Adzics book Specification by Example. Tonight I stumbled on his section about the QUPER model. Gojko describes that he didn’t apply the model himself, but finds it contains some interesting … Continue reading

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Getting a grip on your agile maturity using the ambition chart

“Improvements planned in the retrospective do not stand on their own. What is the ambition of your team and how do you share these?” That is the main statement of the talk I gave today at the Agile Testing Days … Continue reading

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Getting a grip on your Agile Maturity

Starting 5 December a testers crowd will gather in Potsdam Germany for theAgile Testing Days. This year I will contribute with a talk on agile maturity. The tool I will introduce is the Ambition chart, which can easily be created … Continue reading

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Keynote on the OnlineTestConf

On November 29 and 30 the OnlineTestConf will be held in….well is’t online so virtually it is anywhere. Joel Motvelisky has asked me to give a keynote to open the second day of the conference. The first day will be opened … Continue reading

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My new book is out! Agile in the Real World

This week the first copies of my new book were delivered at the Valori office. I was really proud when I browsed though the 120+ full color pages. the book looks inviting and the illustrations are a nice addition to the … Continue reading

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G(r)ood testing 24: The need for (agile) test strategies

The test profession seems to be become more technical and more widespread. Teams should do their (automated) Unit and Functional tests. Additionally they need to focus on non-functional tests and integrate their work with that of the other teams. How do we keep … Continue reading

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New Book on Scrum: Manuscript is sent to the Editor

Last year Valori published the e-book “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum“. Together with the Bits & Chips magazine I produced a practical guide for organizations that want to make the most of their Scrum implementation! This e-book … Continue reading

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BCS SIGIST Autumn 2016 Conference

Tomorrow (15 September) the British Computer Society will organize their Autumn Conference in London. The conference is organized by the SIGIST, the special interest group in Software Testing. We have an interesting line-up with a.o. talks on Automated test design … Continue reading

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The Agile Organization Epic @ Valori Office

Today I sat down with Marja van Solkema to prepare the Agile Holland meet-up of 5 september. Marja and her colleagues of the scrum coach school will challenge us to discover the characteristics of the ideal agile organisation. We will sit down … Continue reading

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Testing Talk – interview by Anthea Whelan of Proffesional Tester

For the June edition of Professional Tester I was interviewed by Anthea Whelan. In the interview I was asked about the Value of testing and how current trends influence the way we operate. She also asked me what things still surprise me. Want … Continue reading

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