My 2nd book What Drives Quality has been officially released today (September 30). It is now available on Amazon and all other major bookstores.
My 2nd book What Drives Quality is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Leanpub, and my webshop. The book will be released end of September.
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.
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.
Wat is Lean, en hoe kun je daarmee sneller software ontwikkelen, met hogere kwaliteit tegen lagere kosten? Een overzicht van de principes van Lean, en de toepassing met een praktijkervaring: Minder verspilling door het gebruik van Agile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have more insight into the quality of a product, while it is developed, instead of afterwards? If you could measure the quality of your product, and take action when there is a risk that the quality would become lower than required by your customer?
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.
Delivering product with the right quality, on time, can be difficult. Testing decisions are crucial to reach this. Are there ways to improve your testing decision capabilities? Yes there are, and they have been used and have shown to be valuable.