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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About tree years ago the municipality of Rotterdam adopted Agile Development. A special Internet Development Organization was formed for delivering applications for citizens and companies of Rotterdam. This video shows how they implement an event from idea to working software. This event is starting a businees. Ward Bergmans uploaded this video. He is also the […]

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On Agile Open 2010 I hosted an open space and I shared an idea on Agile Change Management. In the session I stated Agile Coaching is just a change style that is appropriate for a part of the Agile adoption. I started the session with a presentation on sharing some perspectives on Organizations. Gareth […]

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Roman Pichler wrote an interesting book on the role of the Product Owner. With many books published on Agile Development this was a book I was waiting for. It consists 119 pages, 6 chapers and a great reference. Every chapter ends with a paragraph common mistakes. This paragraph I read closely.

In understanding the Product […]

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The latest Agile training, Agile Architecture, is available.

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Recently I bought an iPhone for my wife. After 6 minutes my eldest daughter of 6 took it out of my hands and started  playing with it. Later that day my home phone rang. I asked my daughter to pick up the phone. She only smiled…

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