What Drives Quality: Coding

This is already the 4th posting on “What Drives Quality”, focusing on coding. Previous posting covered the factors that drive requirements quality and that drive architecture and design quality. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money. More

Hoera: We gaan veranderen! Maar hoe doe je dat?

Eindelijk is het dan zover. Na allerlei onderzoeken en rapporten, lobbyen, en vele vergaderingen is er een beslissing genomen dat we gaan veranderen. Er is steun en draagvlak in de organisatie voor de verandering, er is budget en er zijn mensen vrijgemaakt voor een veranderproject. Goed nieuws! Maar hoe pak je dat nu aan? More

Valkuilen bij (proces)verbetering, met oplossingen!

Procesverbetering wordt vaak toegepast om problemen in een organisatie structureel aan te pakken en blijvend op te lossen. Ik heb succesvolle (proces)verbetertrajecten begeleid, maar ook trajecten gezien waar door de verbeteraanpak de problemen initieel juist groter werden. Door alert te zijn op de signalen, en tijdig actie te ondernemen werd het verbetertraject daarna alsnog succesvol. More

Measuring and Controlling Product Quality

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have more insight into the quality of a product, while it is developed, instead of afterwards? If you could measure the quality of your product, and take action when there is a risk that the quality would become lower than required by your customer? More

Establishing and maintaining stable teams

Teams are more and more becoming the core of organizations. Wether project teams, agile teams or any other form of collaboration that is chosen in a company, the setting in which people collaborate is often teamwise. But establishing teams, and keeping them stable isn’t always that easy. More

Communication: Making Quality & Process Improvement Visible

Communication is an important factor in improvement programs. Communication using visual management pictures the goals and approach. It motivates people to commit to change, by showing expected benefits and early results. But wrong or too much communication can also frustrate people, getting them to resist changing. More

Root Cause Analysis: Practical Tools

Over the years, I’ve been asked many times for a hands-on solution to do Root Cause Analysis (RCA). I have described a process and a checklist to assist organizations that want to start with it, and I´m providing a report with an example. More

CMMI V1.3: Summing up

In october 2010, version 1.3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) has been released by the Software Engineering Institute. I’ve published several articles on the benefits of CMMI V1.3. This is (for now) the last article, which sums it all up. More

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