Category Archives: Agile

Webinar Recording – Built-in Quality, growing towards a BIQ Ambassador

Yesterday I virtually visited Uruguay to give a webinar for TestinUy. In this 30 min webinar I explain why it is important for organisations to trust in the quality of their systems. Built-in quality gives the trust to frequently adapt … Continue reading

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TestingUy: Webinar on Built-in Quality

On Tuesday 23 June I will be taking a virtual trip to Uruguay. In mind I will be strolling the streets of Montevideo again. In reality I’ll be sitting home talking to you about Built-in Quality. In this online presentation … Continue reading

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‘Agile in de echte wereld’ book on Agile Alliance website

Glad to see that my book Agile in the echte wereld- Starten met Scrum got listed on the website of the Agile Alliance. You can check it out by clicking on the book cover.

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Role agreement in scaled multiple team organizations

For the Agile Alliance I wrote an experience report about how to overcome the struggling many organisation have in getting the various roles in place.  In this experience report I will share my approach with striving for role agreements. The … Continue reading

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21st Edition of XP2020 – Online Conference

XP is the premier Agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a unique forum where Agile researchers, practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, concerns, … Continue reading

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Keynote recording: Built-in Quality

Early March I was in Vienna for the Tesena Fest Conference. I gave a keynote on Built-in Quality. I shared challenges that we encounter during our agile transformations and linked them to quality measures that you can take on a team … Continue reading

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The 3 waves of Agile

In januari we published two articles on the Bits & Chips  website. This month the two parts are published in the hardcopy magazine as one integrated story. I think it looks great! In the article I describe how I see … Continue reading

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Built-in Quality @Tesena Fest Vienna

Yesterday I was in Vienna for the Tesena Fest Conference. After organising this conference in Prague and Brno, the conference was held in Vienna for the first time. Despite the corona virus many participants joined to listen to some great … Continue reading

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18 Questions to Ask for Better Backlog Refinement

Refinement is time spent during the current sprint discussing and elaborating product backlog items so that they are ready for future sprints. Unfortunately, many teams do not unlock the full potential of refinement. Backlog items should be sliced, and a … Continue reading

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The role of the Agile Coach in the 3rd wave of agile – part 2

Two weeks ago Bits & Chips published the first part of my new article on agile transformations: The role of the agile coach in the 3rd wave of agile – part 1. I am pleased to share the second part … Continue reading

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The role of the agile coach in the 3rd wave of Agile

Bits & Chips published the first part of my new article on agile transformations. Analysing the various organizations I’ve worked with, I distinguish three separate waves, each with its own challenges and scope. Understand the three waves of agile enables … Continue reading

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Speaking at Agile Amsterdam

The 4th edition of Agile Amsterdam will be held in September 2020. The conference aims to nourish and cultivate the agile mindset. The conference program consists out of a warming-up evening, a full day of talks, workshops and open space … Continue reading

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The Challenges Ahead- Keynote at the AgileTD 2019

This week Jan Jaap Cannegieter and I had the honour to present a keynote at the Agile Testing Days in Potsdam. In our keynote “The challenges ahead we discussed trends that we see around us and how these challenge us. … Continue reading

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The 24th Testing Retreat was Awesome

The Testing Retreat is an international peer conference that aims to discuss relevant test topics and inspire its participants. During this 24th edition we had 13 participants from the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Poland, Denmark and even the USA. During normal … Continue reading

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New Job! A great opportunity that I love to embrace.

This week I started with Squerist. The last 9+ years I have worked at Valori and did many beautiful, interesting and fun things. Things that stand out among these are embedding the quality into development, setting up test strategies and … Continue reading

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