In my experience I have came across projects that were in trouble. I tried to find parallels in those projects to find the early warning signs. In this post I will share 2 of the games you can do to discover if your project is in trouble.

Do the numbers game

Projects going into […]

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On March 26 I give a presentation on Agile Architecting at Agile Overheid. I made uploaded the presentation to Vimeo. The presentation is in Dutch.

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Preparing a Scrum training for Managers in the Public Sector can be an inspiration for a post. Digging through research I found an article with the nice title:”Double Whammy: How ICT Projects are Fooled by Randomness and Screwed by Political Intent” by Alexander Budzier and Bent Flyvbjerg. The study analyzed 1471 large-scale […]

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The use of metaphors has long been a best practice in eXtreme Programming. Since a few years I am using the metaphor of the Volvo Ocean Race.  First of all I was born near the sea and sailing and windsurfing in the sea is what I love and miss. Second the parallel between the race […]

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In ALE 2011 there were some interesting discussions on how to convince senior management on the the benefits of Agile Development. In a interesting keynote, David Snowden made good point on this. He stated agile methods lacked a theoretical bases to be a credible alternative. There is no independent academic research on agile methods. This was […]

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