Thoughts

Over the years I have published quite some articles. Find them on LinkedIn or here.
More to come.

Deciding by E-mail

After the first European bootcamp, the booted team stayed in contact. We tried to use the DECIDER in mail & skype and we noticed we needed to change it a little bit to adapt it to the different environment. When  you decide in a meeting, you are all present and it is possible to show your decision at the same time. With e-mail that is... Read more >

7 tips to compensate your agile team…

George Dinwiddie wrote about agile compensation yesterday. I agree with the idea's he is writing about, I don't agree with the link he points to. That compensation list is all about personal compensation. In fact some of them kill team momentum. So I wrote my own compensating tips. A good team compensation: 1) is Value based I think a good compensation is value based: a... Read more >

Intrinsic Motivation: What motivates you in your project?

When creating teams,  motivating people is important. I think Intrinsic motivation (motivation coming from the inside) is much more important then external motivation. IT people care a lot about their work. Hell, we create a lot of Holy war's because we care so much. This summer my 5 year old son  was learning to swim. He enjoyed the challenge. He wanted to tell people I... Read more >

The World is Flat:Shift Happens

    For people that haven't read "The World is flat", and want to know why they should read the book.... My solution to these challenges is BootCamp. Better communication in your teams, distributed or local. You can start with reading the Core protocols and listening to the MccarthyShow Podcast Update: I have written two articles about the core for Methods and Tools:  Experience report... Read more >

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