Category Archives: Testing

How to get more out of your User Acceptance Test- Article in AG Connect with Rene Ceelen

Together with Rene Ceelen I published an article in the AG Connect. Rene Ceelen is researcher on the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen op de faculteit Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. He also runs TestMonitor, a consultancy company on ERP Testmanagement. … Continue reading

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State of Testing Survey

Following in the tradition of the past 6 years with the State of Testing™ survey, conducted by PractiTest’s QA Intelligence Blog in collaboration with TeaTime with Testers, we are happy to announce the launch of the 2019 State of Testing … Continue reading

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2018 Year Overview

With the end of the year approaching I couldn’t resist looking back. It has been a full year for me with plenty of assignments,  conferences and challenges. I met a lot of nice people within Valori and outside, with whom … Continue reading

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Keynote: Testing and Quality in the SAFe framework

Less than a week to go! On 10 October Mette Bruhn-Pedersen and I will give a keynote presentation on the testnet conference. Proud to be giving a keynote on this great event and enthusiastic about sharing the stage with Mette.  In … Continue reading

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Over Coffee, Qualifiers and Disqualifiers

Today I was approached by a colleague of mine. He had heard in a presentation that he attended that I had done some work on the Coffee taste (or flavor) wheel. He thought it to be an interesting idea and … Continue reading

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Transforming towards modern development

On 12 september TestNet is organising an event called “Transforming towards modern development”:  Andreas Prins (VP Product Development @XebiaLabs) will talk about the different faces of testing in DevOps. We all know testing is an ever recurring theme, but to … Continue reading

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Agile Test Management – Our second promo video

Jan Jaap Cannegieter and I will be hosting a full day tutorial on the Agile Testing Days. In this interactive training day we will discuss, investigate, share ideas and techniques that are relevant for creating your agile test strategy. Full details … Continue reading

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Tutorial on the Agile Testing Days – a brief introduction

I am really looking forward to host a tutorial on the Agile Testing Days this year. I will do this together with Jan Jaap Cannegieter, and with you. I you decide to participate. In order to persuade you to join … Continue reading

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Next gen testers don’t know waterfall

Next gen testers don’t know waterfall is the title of the new blog by Federico Toledo. Is that a bad thing you might ask. In his blog Federico takes a statement that I made during the TestingUy conference and adds his own … Continue reading

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The 2018 State of Testing Report is out!

This year’s State of Testing survey has been the most successful yet, with roughly 1,500 responses from QA professionals, from over 80 countries worldwide. Here are some questions this report attempts to answer: How much do your testing peers earn around the … Continue reading

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Anniversary: 7 years on this blog

7 years ago I started this wordpress site. My first post was a test post reading: Hello world! Posted on May 24, 2011by derkjandegrood Welcome to my wordpress pages. Here you can find news about articles that I have published, books that … Continue reading

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There is still need for test management in Agile but it is done differently

Jeffery Payne wrote a nice blog on agile test management. In this blog he states that agile opens up a lot of career opportunities as the test manager roles becomes more strategic in agile context. “Unfortunately, many test managers try 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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EuroSTAR program announced

EuroSTAR, one of the leading conferences on software quality in Europe has announced the program for their 2018 edition. EuroSTAR will be held in the Netherlands starting 12 november. What a great line-up of speakers this year’s edition will hold. … Continue reading

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TestingUy – My first visit to Uruguay!

The TestingUy event exists at the initiative of a group of passionate about testing, wanting to create a meeting space where they can share experiences and knowledge on the subject. I am proud to be invited to this years edition. More details … Continue reading

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