Posts Tagged: Learning

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

7 personal productivity tips

I’m addicted to personal productivity tips. How can I get more value out of my time that has become so scarce, during the last years? Here are 7 tips: 1.  Agree to a clear work-life balance and stick to it,

7 personal productivity tips

I’m addicted to personal productivity tips. How can I get more value out of my time that has become so scarce, during the last years? Here are 7 tips: 1.  Agree to a clear work-life balance and stick to it,

Boring retrospectives – part 7 : Role swapping

People picture themselves doing your job, and I bet you do the same. If I were a tester on this project, I would do things differently. In many cases, you even have ideas to do the job better.  Whether or

Boring retrospectives – part 7 : Role swapping

People picture themselves doing your job, and I bet you do the same. If I were a tester on this project, I would do things differently. In many cases, you even have ideas to do the job better.  Whether or

Why Kanban for skeptics?

I noticed that in my professional and private life, I’m asking the following question more often: Why? This annoys the hell out of my colleagues, family and friends.  But, I’ve learned the hard way, that taking enough time to trace

Why Kanban for skeptics?

I noticed that in my professional and private life, I’m asking the following question more often: Why? This annoys the hell out of my colleagues, family and friends.  But, I’ve learned the hard way, that taking enough time to trace

The new hype in software development

Last week I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for the first Software Passion Summit.  I was invited to speak at this brand new event. As with all new conferences, their tends to be a special atmosphere in the air.  Curious tension, enthusiasm,

The new hype in software development

Last week I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for the first Software Passion Summit.  I was invited to speak at this brand new event. As with all new conferences, their tends to be a special atmosphere in the air.  Curious tension, enthusiasm,

Why I quit

(image by peminumkopi) I quit one of my biggest clients last week. For almost 2 years, it has been a major part of my professional career.  You can imagine it was hard to say goodbye after such a long period.

Why I quit

(image by peminumkopi) I quit one of my biggest clients last week. For almost 2 years, it has been a major part of my professional career.  You can imagine it was hard to say goodbye after such a long period.

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Confessions of an ALE2011 attendee

Last week I went to Berlin for the very first Agile Lean Europe conference. ALE2011 was one of the many ideas that originated during the World Café session hosted by Jurgen Appelo during XP2011 in Madrid.  As I’m a lazy fellow, I

Confessions of an ALE2011 attendee

Last week I went to Berlin for the very first Agile Lean Europe conference. ALE2011 was one of the many ideas that originated during the World Café session hosted by Jurgen Appelo during XP2011 in Madrid.  As I’m a lazy fellow, I