Category Archives: lean

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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Not all test techniques are test design techniques

Strangely enough, when I discus test techniques with testers, they think I’ll am talking about test design techniques. Althoug the design techniques form the inner core of our work, theBut there are far more techniques that worth using. They can … Continue reading

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A nice explanation of Kanban

I found this video on YouTube. I have no liaison with vendor, but found it a nice introduction to Kanban.

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Photo impression STAREAST presentation

Below some photo’s of me presenting a STAREast

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STAREast conference Orlando

Today I gave a presentation “how to increase your test team efficiency with kanban” at the STAREast conference. I had a full auditorium and was pleased to see many people being involved in the subject. Great to have that many … Continue reading

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Kanban’s Visual Efficiency: An Interview with Derk-Jan de Grood

Author Noel Wurst interviewed me for the Agile Connection. Thanks Noel for a nice interview. You can read the original interview on the Agile connection or But also below… Noel: Your upcoming STAREAST session is titled “Increase Your Team’s … Continue reading

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Belgium Testing Days

Yesterday I gave a session on Kanban for testteams. I made reference to the factsheet and the article in testmagazine that might benefit you. Here are the links: link: article link: QRC I also uploaded the slides to slideshare: Btd13 … Continue reading

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Test Magazine – Februari 2013

Proud to be part of the februari issue of Test Magazine. I wrote an article about kanban, and Test Magazine was kind to publish it. If you want to now how to improve the visibility and efficiency of your test-team, … Continue reading

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The Agile Pyramid

  I have been trying to draw a picture that illustrates the relation between agile development, agile testing and had problems with pin pointing the agile organization. This picture I found on the ‘Agile kanban Cafe’. It is a different … Continue reading

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Kanban for test teams

At the Belgium testing days and the STAREast conference I’ll be hosting a session about kanban for test teams. This video introduces the topic and explains why kanban can be of benefit for your test team.

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I like Roman Pichlers Blog

Surfing the net for some usefull information on DoR’s  I stumbled upon the blog of Roman Picher. I was directly taken by the clear approach Roman takes. Clear text, strong graphics. Check it out:

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Valori Lean/Kanban experience

St. Nicholas did not have enough helpers to pack all his gifts. Employees of one of our customers helped the St. Nicholas a hand. This defines the setting of an active afternoon in which the employees received an introduction into … Continue reading

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Testnet autumn event 2012

At the TestNet event Valori gave a game session where participants learned the working of Kanban by playing the simulation game. I was game-leader for one of the three tables, but as you can see on the picture was drawn … Continue reading

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The mail man came this morning…

This week seems to be a good week. First I got invites for the Dutch Testing Conference. One of the potential presentations is with Huib Schoots and one with Egbert Bouman. A final section still has to be made. But … Continue reading

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New test magazine

A few months ago Macro van der Spek, editor of decided to create a Dutch glossy magazine for testers. Most current test journals are international and in English. “The plan to collect articles that where provided by the Dutch … Continue reading

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