Derk-Jan de Grood

Valori (Netherlands)
Tutorial 1: 17 October – 09:15-10:30 & 11:15-13:15


Tester’s considerations when moving towards successful CI/CD

Continues Integration and deployment (CI/CD) empowers organizations to bring their solution in production fast and frequent. In this interactive session Derk-Jan de Grood will share the benefits of this concept and introduce eight conditions that from a testers perspective need to be met in order to make CI/CD a success. We will discuss various levels of CI/CD and how this impacts the condition, and e.g. how outsources maintenance department fits (our does not) in the picture, How Embedded products releate to s/w only products and how automation is crucial.

After this brief introduction, we will make small groups and explore these conditions, exchange experiences and you will get an understanding what needs to be improved in your organization:

During the session we will thus discuss:

  • What needs to be in place to have a successful CI/CD?
  • What does each of the conditions mean?
  • What is the maturity of these conditions in our organizations?
  • Implementation card: What need to be done to full fill each condition?


Talk to your peers and learn where they stand. Of course each of the groups will share their learnings, so we all go home with an understanding of how you can benefit from CI/CD and needs to be done to make it work.

  • The Day After*
  • After this session you can participate in discussions about what is needed for an successful CI/CD implementation, and explain this from an testers point of view.

Derk-Jan de Grood works for Valori as senior test manager and agile transition coach. As consultant he helps originations with their Scrum adoptions and embedding the quality strategy. He is an experienced trainer, workshop host and a regular speaker at conference like Agile Testing Days, the Seoul Testing Conference, EXPO:QA, Freetest and the STAR conferences in Europe and America. He wrote several successful books on software testing and frequently publishes articles and columns for the major magazines. On his own blog he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit. In 2014 he won the EuroSTAR testing excellence award. In 2016 he published an agile book called “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum”