Thoughts

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

Tired of long meetings without decisions?

Have you ever been in a meeting that seems to go on for hours? Where some people talk like this: BlahBlahBlah, BlahBlahBlah, I don’t have anything to add to this conversation, but I want to make sure that everyone hears my voice, BlahBlahBlah, so that I’m sure that they value me, BlahBlahBlah, and so that everyone thinks I’m a smart person, BlahBlahBlah, that has something... Read more >

The Storming phase of the (agile) IT world

I noticed something strange the last months (year?). Last year there were lot’s of discussions on agile mailing list about agile vs Agile. We also had discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of certifications. David wanted to write a new manifesto. We had discussion if Lean was agile. At Agile 2009 there was a Open Space session is Scrum evil? Ken resigned of the Scrum... Read more >

10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr”

I have been talking about real life deployment at Flickr for a few years. People have been asking me numbers or places where they could verify what I said. Problem was I did not remember where I read that Flickr deployed every 3 hours. Here are the slides. 10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr View more presentations from John Allspaw This... Read more >

The power of the junior on the team

I know some senior developers that don’t like PairProgram with juniors as they slow them down. First of all, the speed of the team (and thus the velocity of the team) is determent by the slowest on the team, not by the fastest. First reaction could be: let’s throw out these juniors. At first sight it might be good to only hire smart, seniors developers.... Read more >

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