Do Soft Skills Really Matter in IT?

  • Post published:May 3, 2013

IT is viewed by many people as being something technical. They have a vision of managers with lot's of plans, documents and spreadsheets, and nerds that are sitting behind their computer doing the "real work". It may be out there, but I don't see it that often. What I see are people working together to deliver software solutions that work, which help their customers in their daily work, and deliver business value to the company. Communication and collaboration are essential to make people and teams successful. So for me, soft skills really matter in IT!

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En wat als het nou fout gaat?

  • Post published:April 26, 2013

Is het wel zo erg als er een keer iets fout gaat? Als het fout kan gaan, laat dat dan maar zo snel mogelijk gebeuren, want dan kun je er van leren. Creëer een cultuur waarin falen mag, samen op weg naar minder fouten!

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Have a Toolbox of Retrospective Techniques

  • Post published:April 8, 2013

Having a "toolbox" of retrospectives helps you as a retrospective facilitator to deliver value to a team. You can plan a retrospective meeting, and think about the technique that you want to use, but be open to change it on the spot when needed.

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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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Agile Enterprise Software Development with InfoQ

  • Post published:February 5, 2013

I’m an Editor for Agile on InfoQ, covering news on topics like Agile Adoption, Culture, Lean, Agile in the Enterprise, Governance, Measurements, Coaching, Collaboration, Teamwork, Professionalism, Feedback, Continuous Improvement and Lean Startup. And I will also be doing interviews, book reviews, articles, and coverage of conferences.

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Managing Projects with Agile Teams

  • Post published:October 4, 2012

What kind of benefits can Agile teams bring for their projects, and how can you introduce agile teams into an existing project management organization?

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Veranderen doe je door te leren

  • Post published:August 12, 2012

Wat denk je van de stelling "Veranderen doe je door te leren"? Ik denk dat een nieuwe werkwijze aan te leren door het gewoon te gaan doen, en onderweg te evalueren en reflecteren, een hele effectieve manier is om te veranderen. Eens of oneens?

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Continue verbeteren met Agile

  • Post published:June 18, 2012

De Agile principes zijn prima toepasbaar voor veranderprojecten. Laten we eens naar enkele voorbeelden uit de praktijk kijken.

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Borgen van veranderingen, hoe doe je dat?

  • Post published:May 4, 2012

Een goede borging verankert een nieuwe werkwijze, en zorgt voor blijvend resultaat. Hoe beter de borging, hoe lastiger losmaken in de toekomst wordt als er veranderd moet worden. Hoe pak je dat dilemma aan?

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