Category Archives: Agile

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 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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