The Economics of Software Quality

  • May 16, 2013

The book Economics of Software Quality provides solutions to quantify Software Quality and manage software development and maintenance. It contains data usable to build a business case to improve quality, and decide upon improvements in your organization.

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Do Soft Skills Really Matter in IT?

  • May 3, 2013

IT is viewed by many people as being something technical. They have a vision of managers with lot's of plans, documents and spreadsheets, and nerds that are sitting behind their computer doing the "real work". It may be out there, but I don't see it that often. What I see are people working together to deliver software solutions that work, which help their customers in their daily work, and deliver business value to the company. Communication and collaboration are essential to make people and teams successful. So for me, soft skills really matter in IT!

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En wat als het nou fout gaat?

  • April 26, 2013

Is het wel zo erg als er een keer iets fout gaat? Als het fout kan gaan, laat dat dan maar zo snel mogelijk gebeuren, want dan kun je er van leren. Creëer een cultuur waarin falen mag, samen op weg naar minder fouten!

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Have a Toolbox of Retrospective Techniques

  • April 8, 2013

Having a "toolbox" of retrospectives helps you as a retrospective facilitator to deliver value to a team. You can plan a retrospective meeting, and think about the technique that you want to use, but be open to change it on the spot when needed.

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Short Cycled Improvement: Observe and Change

  • April 1, 2013

To do small changes, or to get an improvement journey started in an organization, I use a short cycled "observe and change" approach, that consists of a couple of hours of observation with a 1 page feedback and change advice.

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Samenwerking NOVI en

  • March 14, 2013

NOVI en werken samen met een opleiding voor het projectmatig veranderen. Door projectmatig veranderingen te implementeren kan de verandering sneller worden geïmplementeerd. Dit vereist een open projectmanagement methodiek gecompleteerd met verandermanagement en oog voor de menselijke maat.

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Leren door te beleven

  • March 2, 2013

Mijn drive is om mensen en organisaties te helpen om continu beter te worden in wat ze doen. Hoe zorg ik voor verbetering? Door te leren dat het anders kan, en te beleven hoe dat is.

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