Category Archives: Bits & Chips

Testing and Quality in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe 4.6 version)

  Last night Mette and I presented the closing keynote of the TestNet Fall Event. In our keynote we shared our ideas on how the embed Quality and Testing in Scaled Agile Environments. Ever since we are working on this … Continue reading

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Cover Article Bits & Chips – Ensuring quality when scaling agile

Proud to see that the article I wrote with Mette Bruhn-Pedersen on quality in scaled agile environments is the cover article of the september Issue of Bits & Chips magazine. The article gives an insight in what the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) … 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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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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Refinement as a quality enabler-lessons learned in an agile sales environment

I currently work as an Agile coach in a sales environment. A commercial environment differs from a general IT setting and applying agile in this volatile environment brings its own challenges. Fortunately, when you start translating these challenges to the … Continue reading

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Review of “Agile in de echte wereld- Starten met Scrum”

Ronald Bos and Karin Dieleman work for respectively for Technolution and ASML.They are also readers of Bits & Chips magazine, Both wrote a review of my latest book Agile in de echte wereld- Starten met Scrum. I am proud to read … Continue reading

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Book launch at Valori HQ

Last Thursday we launched my new book “Agile in de echte wereld- Starten met Scrum” at the Valori Office. Above a photo impression of the event where we presented the new book to our customers and people that collaborated with … Continue reading

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The testmanager as strategic quality advisor

In my latest article (published in the November Issue of Bits & Chips magazine) I write about the test challenges that we have in multi-team Agile projects. Testing in these projects is responsibility of the development teams, of course. But, … … Continue reading

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New Book: Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum

I am proud to provide a sneak preview of my new book. The artwork for “agile in de echte wereld – Starten met Scrum” (Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum) is reaching its final phase. Next step is to … Continue reading

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The Refinement process; Thinking ahead increases adaptively and the quality of the solution

Refinement is an important element of Scrum. It’s the process where the product backlog items for future sprints are prepared. Experience learns that when development teams get up to steam, the refinement process becomes a new bottleneck. The development team … Continue reading

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Integration testing at scaled agile projects

On 25 May the Software-Centric Systems Conference [SC]2 conference was held on the High-tech campus in Eindhoven. During this event I hosted an interactive session where we investigated the relationship between the lever of integration and the time to market. … Continue reading

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[SC]² – the Software-Centric Systems Conference

I am proud to announce I’ll be hosting an interactive session on the Software-Centric Systems Conference [SC]². This conference  facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the crucial and strategic discipline of complex software development and to provide insight … Continue reading

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When Agile doesn’t fit

Most of the time I am really enthusiastic about agile, but I notice that some people do not get along with it. In my latest episode of ‘Agile In The Real World‘, I transcribe the interview I had with a … Continue reading

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Implementing SCRUM: how do you involve management?

 Agile in de echte wereld 2: Starten met SCRUM Agile in the real world is a series of articles in which I investigate the impact of Agile. Earlier I posted part 1: Thanks for the nice comments. In Part 2, … Continue reading

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New e-book on Implementing SCRUM

Together with Bits & Chips magazine I plan to publish an e-book this year.  The book will put experience and practice in a center position; What is the impact of SCRUM? What choices do you need to make when implementing it? … Continue reading

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