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Prioritizing projects and tasks with minimum loss of time and money

2 minute read

Last week, I was so fortunate to attend a marvelous talk by Donald Reinertsen on a amazingly effective approach for prioritizing projects within an agile organization (and which is part of SAFe). Most managers will tend to prioritize their projects based on non-quantifiable attributes such as the...

April 19, 2015

How to do a tech talk without utterly boring the audience

5 minute read

Over the last year or two I attended numerous sprint demos, product demos and technical talks hosted by technical teams and individuals. Although I can definitely improve as a speaker myself, standing at the side-line and observing other speakers have made me pretty opinionated. I also get bored ...

April 6, 2015

Getting your teams to communicate effectively

5 minute read

Lets be honest here. For a very long time, if I had to choose between an averagely skilled but well-spoken developer and a very skilled and experienced introvert, I would probably choose the first. And yes, I do realize that these are two extremes and that most people have characteristics of both...

April 1, 2015

Bringing the power of PowerShell to your build scripts

5 minute read

If you look back at the last couple of years, you’ll notice an increasing attention for best practices that should make us more professional software developers. We design our classes using Test Driven Development, we review our code in pairs, and we apply all kinds of architectural principles su...

March 22, 2015

A scalable software development organization? This is how you do it!

9 minute read

Hey architect! Building a complex system with four talented developers is one thing. Building one with 40 developers is a whole different league. The quote above is closer to the truth than you might expect. Many large organizations develop software systems with hundreds of software developers. ...

March 12, 2015