A healthy and happy 2011!

  • Post published:January 2, 2011

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.

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CMMI V1.3: The CMMI Process and Measurement roadmaps

  • Post published:December 28, 2010

In two previous posting on the CMMI roadmaps for CMMI V1.3, I described how the project roadmap and the product and product integration roadmaps have been improved. This posting covers the last 2 roadmaps: process and measurements.

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Process Improvement: The Agile Way!

  • Post published:December 20, 2010

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.

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Patterns of project behavior

  • Post published:December 18, 2010

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.

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CMMI V1.3: The CMMI Product and Product Integration roadmaps

  • Post published:December 14, 2010

In a first posting on the CMMI roadmaps for CMMI V1.3, I described how the project roadmap has been improved to deliver an even better result. In this posting I’m covering the product and the product integration roadmap.

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Implementing Agile with the People-CMM

  • Post published:December 11, 2010

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.

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CMMI V1.3: The CMMI Project roadmap

  • Post published:December 7, 2010

CMMI Roadmaps are a goal-driven approach to selecting and deploying relevant process areas from the CMMI. Their aim is to deploy the CMMI effective, and quickly get business result. Let’s see how the CMMI Roadmaps can be used with the CMMI V1.3.

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Doctor, what’s wrong with my software?

  • Post published:December 4, 2010

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.

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A customer is a customer?

  • Post published:November 27, 2010

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.

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Bigger products with smaller teams

  • Post published:November 26, 2010

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!

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CMMI V1.3: Agile

  • Post published:November 20, 2010

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.

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