Published: What Drives Quality

  • Post published:September 30, 2017

My 2nd book What Drives Quality has been officially released today (September 30). It is now available on Amazon and all other major bookstores.

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We Want Agile Processes

  • Post published:March 28, 2014

There are organizations which think that Agile or Scrum can be the solution to solve all IT problems that they have. Senior management has decided that their whole organization has to become agile. To realize that they demand that all existing (waterfall) processes will be replaced by Agile processes. Even if they succeed to do that (which is often not the case) they are usually not getting the expected business benefits out of Agile. Replacing processes doesn't make an organization Agile.

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2013: Een jaar met mooie resultaten

  • Post published:December 31, 2013

Reflecteren, leren en verbeteren is iets wat ik continu doe. Het einde van het jaar blijft toch een speciaal moment. Vandaar deze terugblik op 2013: Een productief jaar met mooie resultaten voor mijn klanten. Met een hoogtepunt in december: publicatie van mijn 1e boek over Agile Retrospectives.

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Volwassen of Capabel: Wat werkt nu echt?

  • Post published:July 23, 2013

Organisaties willen de volwassenheid van hun IT of R&D software ontwikkeling verbeteren, en doen dat b.v. met het CMMI. Maar een doel stellen, "we moeten CMMI niveau 3 worden", werkt vaak niet. Het CMMI continuous met CMMI Roadmaps maakt verbetering van vakmanschap mogelijk, door medewerkers te helpen om meer capabel te worden.

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Short Cycled Improvement: Observe and Change

  • Post published:April 1, 2013

To do small changes, or to get an improvement journey started in an organization, I use a short cycled "observe and change" approach, that consists of a couple of hours of observation with a 1 page feedback and change advice.

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Which Questions do you Ask in Retrospectives?

  • Post published:March 11, 2013

One technique often used in agile retrospectives is to ask questions to the Scrum team. It's a technique that is easy to learn, but the effectiveness depends on the questions that you ask to the team. Which Questions do you ask?

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High Performance Employees

  • Post published:August 27, 2012

Op 18 oktober is er een bijeenkomst van de SPIder werkgroep “Agile People & Organization Improvement”. Vanuit het perspectief van High Performance Employees kijken we naar Mindbugs en hoe zij ons beperken om (als team) goed te presteren.

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SPIder People CMM Werkgroep wordt Agile

  • Post published:May 24, 2012

In de werkgroep Agile People & Organization Improvement gaan we aan de slag met Agile veranderingsprocessen gericht op mensen en organisaties. Kick-off is op 7 juni a.s.

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CMMI Roadmaps: Improving IT for the Business

  • Post published:March 7, 2012

The Capability Maturity Model - Integration (CMMI) supports organizations in planning and implementing process driven improvements. The CMMI Roadmaps are an alternative approach, which delivers quicker and long lasting process improvement results.

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What will 2012 bring us?

  • Post published:January 2, 2012

I expect that in 2012 the adoption of Agile continues, and we will see Agile and Lean more together to develop teams that deliver business value. And I expect Lean Startup to take off in 2012, to get companies in contact with their customers and deliver what they really need.

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Did my 2011 wish come true?

  • Post published:December 29, 2011

My wish for 2011 was to see more healthy organizations, with happy people. Did my wish come true? A reflection on 2011, and my renewed wish for 2012.

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