Category Archives: Publications

XP2021 Conference: The changing role of the agile coach

On 17 June I hosted a session at the XP2021 conference organized by the Agile Alliance. The session was built around the experience report that was previously published about the changing role of the Agile Coach and consisted out of … Continue reading

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Agile Advent Calendar 2020

An Advent Calendar is a special calendar that counts the days until a special event. At the end of the 19th century, the mother of Gerhard Lang made her son an Advent Calendar by sticking 24 tiny sweets stuck onto … Continue reading

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Dear Younger Me- A letter to my 28 year old self

2020 is the 28th year of the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference and an incredible milestone for everyone involved. In those 28 years we have all experienced so many incredible moments in 28 years.  EuroSTAR initiated a series of open letters … Continue reading

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Readers Request: Free Download Scrum Master, PO, Manager and Team Role sheet

A few months ago I wrote an experience report for the Agile Alliance in which I talked about how to get the various agile roles in place.  In the experience report I share my approach with striving for role agreements. The report is the … Continue reading

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New eBook series on the Digital Transformation

Proud to present the first edition of three eBooks on the Digital Transformation: Title “Why your organization will not survive the next 5 years, and how to avoid that.” In this first eBook I describe trends that force organizations to … Continue reading

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eBook: Testing and Quality in SAFe

In this new 4000 word free eBook Mette Bruhn-Pedersen and I deep dive into quality and the SAFe framework. Although the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) offers a lot of detailed descriptions, it is not very elaborate on how testing and … Continue reading

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The future is now! Page 120 revisited

Earlier this year the Dutch Test association (TestNet) celebrated its 20th anniversary. Shakers and movers from the dutch test profession contributed with various sessions and workshops. One of the workshops was a follow up on the the book “set your course, future and … Continue reading

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Time to blow the dust off… free ebook

In 2011 I wrote a book “the hero that guards my nightly rest” (Dutch title: “grip op IT, de held die voor mijn nachtrust zorgt”). In this book I search for a balance between the human and business side of … 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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Network testing, the devil is in the combination

Three months ago the Dutch Testnet Association performed a live network test. Members were asked to contribute and bring in topic and test ideas. During the debriefing session participants explained their test results to the owner of the venue (and … Continue reading

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I want to read about testing…

The ministry of testing has created a nice overview with feeds from testers-blogs. So if you want to stay up to date, you can select a post from any of the 400+ connected blogs.

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Series of blogs on the EuroSTAR community pages

Yesterday EuroSTAR and Valori published the first edition of a range of columns of my hand. In the series “G(r)ood testing“, we will share nice test realated ideas, try to inspire you with practical solutions and trigger the reader thought … Continue reading

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Professional tester: Is somebody leaking information?

Huib Schoots called me yesterday with questions about my article. “What article?” I asked, “how do you know?” How did he get the information, I thought. How did he get to lay his hand on my draft article? I was … Continue reading

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New Column on testnieuws.nl

For testnieuws.nl  I wrote a column called “Een nieuwe stofzuiger voor 100 gulden”, freely translated into “a new vacuum cleaner for $100”. In this column question myself why testing is worthwhile and how I ended up in the profession anyway. … 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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