Agile Project Management

  • Post published:September 20, 2011

In organization that are migrating to Agile, the question often come up what the role of project managers will be? Are they still needed? Yes they are, but their day to day work will change.

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Voorkomen van software fouten is beter dan genezen!

  • Post published:June 20, 2011

Het spreekwoord "voorkomen is beter dan genezen" geld ook voor software. Veel software fouten zijn niet nodig; veel problemen kunnen voorkomen worden. Een techniek die helpt om te leren van fouten, en ze te voorkomen, is Root Cause Analysis.

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Kennisdelen anno 2011

  • Post published:May 9, 2011

Als je blogt over “Sharing knowledge is power”, dan kun je vragen verwachten over hoe je kennis nog meer kunt delen. Gelukkig hoeft het allemaal niet zo ingewikkeld te zijn. Het gaat bijna vanzelf, mits je het wat organiseert, stimuleert, en waardeert.

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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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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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You can observe a lot by just watching

  • Post published:October 27, 2010

It’s time for a 'next quote. This one's from Yogi Bera: “You can observe a lot by just watching”. I use this quote when I see things that are clearly happening, but go completely unnoticed by those involved, thereby missing chances to improve.

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Insanity

  • Post published:September 1, 2010

Sometimes you hear a quote that really get’s to you. One that hit me, and that I use a lot is the definition of insanity: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

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