Sharing knowledge is power

  • Post published:May 2, 2011

The old adagium “knowledge is power” has been replaced by a 2.0 version: “sharing knowledge is power”. I’m sharing my presentations, papers and all other things that I have published over the years with you, in my list of publications.

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Business benefits of reviews

  • Post published:April 18, 2011

Software reviews and inspections significantly improve the quality of products, and provide major savings in cost and time. Sound logical, but where is the data to prove it? I’ve made an overview of data that has been published on the business benefits of reviews.

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics

  • Post published:March 31, 2011

R&D Organizations are more and more relying on measurements, but many struggle to implement them. There are the usual technical problems associated with collecting and storing data, and creating usable reports. However, the biggest challenges are often related to using the data to actually make decisions and steer the activities of the organization.

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Are your professionals empowered?

  • Post published:March 11, 2011

Some companies say that “people are our most important resource”. I’d rather use the term “professionals”, since they are trained, have build up experience and are continuously developing themselves to deliver value for your customers. Question is: Are they empowered to do this in a efficient and effective way? The People-CMM can be used to develop a powerful professional workforce, supporting self-organizing agile teams.

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Open for business: People-CMM feedback

  • Post published:February 9, 2011

If you want to reach your business goals, then the capability of your workforce is of huge importance. The knowledge and skills of your professionals, and their motivation and drive is a key factor in delivering results. The People-CMM is a maturity framework that describes the key elements of managing and developing the workforce of an organization. The SEI wants to know how they can further improve the People-CMM.

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