An Advent Calendar is a special calendar that counts the days to remind us that Christmas is approaching. This year we are counting down by sharing Practices for that might benefit you as Agile coach, Scrum master or Agile practitioner. Today’s tip is:

Tip 13: Built quality in, have a discussion on what quality is and how it can be achieved.
Within Agile Quality is non-negotiable. Everything we finish should be of sufficient quality. But how do we build quality in? We can test a lot, but we’ll be far more effective if we design our feedback loops in the development lifecycle. In order to do so, we should understand when and how errors can be detected and agree on what we do when quality is insufficient. I hear a lot about shift-left and test automation, great. Additionally, I believe that many organizations will benefit from having mature dialogues about Built-in Quality feedback loops. If you want to learn more, watch the BIQ story: Built-in Quality a multi-level challenge.

Who is this Squerister?

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood works as an Agile transition coach for Squerist. As a consultant, he helps organizations with their Agile transformation and embedding quality. He’s an experienced trainer and he wrote several successful books. He published “Agile in the real world – Starting with Scrum”. On his blog (, he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit.

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Wie is deze Squerister?

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan heeft in zijn carrière uiteenlopende opdrachten uitgevoerd en organisaties geholpen op het gebied van Agile. Bij zijn werk stimuleert en faciliteert hij medewerkers en opdrachtgevers om ons vakgebied zo goed mogelijk toe te passen.

Met zijn oog voor zowel de techniek als de mens brengt Derk-Jan organisaties verder.

Naast zijn werk bij onze opdrachtgevers is Derk-Jan regelmatig namens Squerist te vinden als spreker op nationale & internationale conferenties, heeft hij een eigen blog en heeft hij diverse boeken en artikelen gepubliceerd.

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