At the end of the year and the start of the New Year, lot’s of people have their top 3, top 5 or even top 1000 of things. I got something better, my new years wish for you: a healthy and happy 2011! And it even comes with some advice on how to reach it.
Business needs for process improvement projects are changing. Organizations expect faster results from their process improvement investments; they want their improvement to follow changing business needs and be more engrained in the organization.
The book "Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies, Understanding Patterns of project behavior" contains 86 patterns, written in an easy readable and recognizable style which make you think about how people behave in projects.
More and more organizations are adopting Agile ways of working. The descriptions of Agile methodologies give much guidance on how to manage on a team level. But there is limited information on changes needed at higher level in the organizations.
Delivering product with the right quality, on time, can be difficult. Testing decisions are crucial to reach this. Are there ways to improve your testing decision capabilities? Yes there are, and they have been used and have shown to be valuable.
Software development teams use the word “customer” a lot. But there are different kinds of customers. Being aware which kind of customer you are talking about can help you to deliver better results to your customers.
SPIder, The Dutch Software Process Improvement network organizes a conference on the 7th of december, on "Bigger products with smaller teams". If you manage software development, or work in process or quality improvement, this is the event for you!
One major change in CMMI V1.3 is the addition of agile. Let’s take a look at this, to see how the deploying the CMMI version 1.3 delivers value for Agile organizations and how we can combine agile and CMMI in process improvement.
When I started this website back in july, I mentioned that my main reason to start blogging was to share my experiences.
It’s time for a 'next quote. This one's from Yogi Bera: “You can observe a lot by just watching”. I use this quote when I see things that are clearly happening, but go completely unnoticed by those involved, thereby missing chances to improve.
SPIder, the Dutch Software Process Improvement Network organises a session about software reliability on november 2. Three speakers will give their views on reliability, and discuss with the attendees what can be done to develop reliable software.
Looking at business results, how important do you consider the capability of your workforce? The knowledge and skills of your professionals, and their motivation and drive? My opinion is that it is of huge importance when you want to reach business goals.