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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Agile bij de Overheid

  • Post published:February 4, 2011

Is het agile gedachtengoed toepasbaar voor de overheid? Agile Overheid, een nieuw kennisplatform ziet zeker mogelijkheden. Op 21 februari organiseert dit netwerk, samen met het Agile Consortium Benelux in Rotterdam een open space met als thema “Betere ICT voor de overheid”.

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CMMI V1.3: Combining Acquisition, Development and Services

  • Post published:January 8, 2011

There are 3 CMMI V1.3 models released: CMMI for Acquisition (ACQ), CMMI for Services (SVC), and CMMI for Development (DEV). The CMMI V1.3 makes it easier to combine process areas from different models, thus supporting continuous improvement that delivers quicker business results.

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Een gezond en gelukkig 2011!

  • Post published:January 2, 2011

Aan het eind van het jaar en de start van het nieuwe jaar hebben veel mensen hun top 3, top 5 of zelfs top 2000 van dingen. Ik heb iets beter, mijn Nieuwjaars wens: een gezond en gelukkig 2011! Met daarbij een aantal adviezen over hoe het te bereiken.

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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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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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Decisions, bloody decisions

  • Post published:October 14, 2010

A topic that has been fascinating me for a long time is how people take decisions? I have seen many problems with decisions, but there are ways to improve decisions.

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Getting to the Root Causes of Problems

  • Post published:September 29, 2010

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) has been used by many to determine a fault’s first or “root” causes to improve processes. Given the current economic climate, the business case for RCA has become more more explicit then ever!

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Real QA Manifesto

  • Post published:August 18, 2010

Many people think Quality Assurance (QA) is only testing. This surprises me, after working many years as Quality Manager to prevent defects and improve products.

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