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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Using Strength-based Questions in Retrospectives

  • Post published:September 22, 2015

Agile retrospectives help teams to learn from how they are doing and find ways to improve themselves. In stead of learning from what went wrong, from problems, mistakes or failures, teams can also learn from things that went well, by asking strength-based questions in their retrospectives. Such questions will help them to use their existing skills and experience to become great in doing things that they are already good at.

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The Economics of Software Quality

  • Post published:May 16, 2013

The book Economics of Software Quality provides solutions to quantify Software Quality and manage software development and maintenance. It contains data usable to build a business case to improve quality, and decide upon improvements in your organization.

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Lean Principles in Software Development

  • Post published:September 21, 2011

Het Nederlandse Netwerk voor Software Process Improvement "SPIder" organiseert op 28 september a.s een plenaire sessie over Lean software ontwikkeling. Sprekers zijn Olav Maassen en Mary Poppendieck.

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What drives quality: Senior Management

  • Post published:September 12, 2011

The serie on “What Drives Quality” has thusfar described technical activities that are part of software development. Next postings will cover supporting activities; this one describes how senior management drives 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: Review and Inspection

  • Post published:August 5, 2011

The 5th posting on on “What Drives Quality” covers review and inspection. Previously covering Requirements Quality, Architecture and Design Quality, and Coding Quality. Understanding what drives quality enables you to take action before problems actually occur, thus saving time and money.

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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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