Stop pushing and start burning books

One of the things I love about having kids is that they show a unique mix of the DNA of both the parents. My daugther combines my wife’s discipline with my positivity and self confidence and is doing more than OK in high school.  My son shares my talent for math and numbers and my wife’s ability to Read more about Stop pushing and start burning books[…]

Applying agile principles and tools to the eduScrum research project

In my experience, most research projects tend to follow a linear (waterfall-like) approach. Since the time we started the eduScrum research project we decided to “eat our own dogfood” as much as possible. Our own process is based on fast and continous delivery and minimizing cycle time. We shortly tried Scrum but didn’t like the timeboxes Read more about Applying agile principles and tools to the eduScrum research project[…]

eduScrum onderzoeksproject

Enkele weken geleden kregen we groen licht voor een onderzoeksvoorstel over eduScrum. We werken ongeveer 10 jaar met Scrum in softwareontwikkelingsprojecten en hebben altijd het gevoel gehad dat het Scrum framework ook bruikbaar was in een niet-ICT-context. Zo ben ik het framework gaan gebruiken om mijn 10-jarige zoon te helpen met begrijpend lezen (daarover in Read more about eduScrum onderzoeksproject[…]

eduScrum research project

A few weeks ago lights went green for a research proposal on eduScrum. We’re doing Scrum for a about 10 years in software projects and always thought that the framework can also be used for non-software projects. I started to use the framework for making reading more fun for my 10-year old son (more about Read more about eduScrum research project[…]

How to (not) manage a one-person software development project

Introduction As a consultant and as a lecturer I am constantly working on quality both on the softwareproduct and the softwareprocess. On the one hand I try to (let my colleages) deliver software using a small software factory, on the other hand I try to convince students to deliver sofware using the right process. This Read more about How to (not) manage a one-person software development project[…]

SOA Symposium 2009 Revisited

Right. So far for making plans. After having visited enough conferences, I had to know that plans may still change just before the sessions start. Kind of like agile development I could have postponed some decisions to a later moment. For some stuff the YAGNI acronym counts. For starters, this edition was much better organized Read more about SOA Symposium 2009 Revisited[…]