Agile Werkt, maar is daar bewijs van?

Is er bewijs waaruit blijkt dat Agile beter werkt? Een boekverslag van "Agile Werkt", over meten, analyseren en benchmarken van IT-projecten, en andere onderzoeken naar de resultaten van Agile werken.

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CMMI Roadmaps: Improving IT for the Business

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 Drives Quality: Architecture and Design

This third posting on “What Drives Quality” investigates factors that drive the quality of the architecture and design. A previous posting covered the factors that drive requirements quality. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.

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What Drives Quality?

Many methods for product quality improvement start by investigating the problems, and then working their way back to the point where the problem started. For instance audits and Root Cause Analysis work this way. But what if you could prevent problems from happening, by building an understanding what drives quality, thus enabling to take action before problems actually occur?

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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.

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Sharing knowledge is power

The old adagium “knowledge is power” has been replaced by a 2.0 version: “sharing knowledge is power”. I’m sharing my presentations, papers and all other things that I have published over the years with you, in my list of publications.

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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.

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Business benefits of reviews

Software reviews and inspections significantly improve the quality of products, and provide major savings in cost and time. Sound logical, but where is the data to prove it? I’ve made an overview of data that has been published on the business benefits of reviews.

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