EA User Group (Brussel, Belgium. September 2015. Keynote)

Posted Posted in Conferences, Domain driven design, microservices, Smart use cases, Software architecture, UML

Did the opening keynote for the Brussels Enterprise Architect User Group Event in September 2015. The topic for my keynote was Modeling Microservices, where I talked about using modeling techniques in doing microservices architecture, such as smart use cases, domain modeling, bounded context and resource modeling. EA User Group: http://www.eausergroup.com/16-next-event/104-brussels-event-agenda-sept-18th-2015

Describing (smart) use cases using Enterprise Architect 8. Part II – Use case scenarios and structured specifications

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Documentation, Enterprise Architect (Sparx), Smart use cases, UML, Use cases

Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems is a commonly used modeling tool, targeted at modeling UML and BPMN diagrams. One of the most frequently used diagrams is the use case diagram. A use case diagram consists mainly of actors and use cases, either traditional or smart use cases. Use case scenarios There’s different ways of modeling and describing what action a […]

Describing (smart) use cases using Enterprise Architect 8. Part I – Templates and validations

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in C#, Documentation, Domain driven design, Enterprise Architect (Sparx), Smart use cases, UML, Use cases

Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems is a commonly used modeling tool, targeted at modeling UML and BPMN diagrams. One of the most frequently used diagrams is the use case diagram. A use case diagram consists mainly of actors and use cases, either traditional or smart use cases. A use case template The specification of the individual use cases in the […]

A book on pragmatic software architecture, patterns and frameworks?

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in .Net, .NET RIA Services, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Client /server, Domain driven design, Entity Framework, Extension methods, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Model driven development, Modeling, Service oriented architecture, Silverlight, Smart use cases, Smells of bad code, UML

One of the major items on my wish list – that is on the professional half of it – is to write a book that displays my ideas on software architecture, patterns and frameworks. Yes I know, there are many books on software architecture, and there are many books that explain patterns, and yes there also are a lot of […]

Antwerp, Belgium. November 25-26, 2010. Pragmatic modeling using UML (IT Works)

Posted Posted in course, Domain driven design, Model driven development, Smart, Smart use cases, Software architecture, Talks, UML

[Two day hands-on workshop at IT Works, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Antwerp. ] On November 25 and 26 I will present the 32th edition of an intense two-day workshop on the pragmatic use of UML modeling techniques (and beyond) with lots of hands-on exercises. Participants modeling activity diagrams with smart use cases During this workshops we will go through the following […]

Being Smart in enterprise agile

Posted Posted in Agile, Agile SAP, Enterprise architecture, Frameworks, iteration, Model driven development, Project management, Service oriented architecture, Smart use case points (SUCP), Smart use cases, Software architecture, Software estimation, sprint, Testing, UML, User stories

As agile is becoming more and more mainstream, organization are starting to do enterprise software development project using well-known but fairly basic lightweight agile processes.   In many projects this has lead to surprisingly bad result, baffling the agile Certified Pokémon Trainers who are coaching these projects. The presentation below shows a number of accelerators or technique that projects can […]

Spring 2010 speaking engagements

Posted Posted in .Net, Agile, Agile SAP, C#, Frameworks, Model driven development, Presentations, Scrum, Smart, Talks, Testing, UML, Waterfall, XP

Again doing a lot of talks this spring on a wide range of subjects, from new technology, via enterprise agile to model driven development, but also about smart use cases, domain driven design, UML, and software architectures, design patterns, frameworks and .NET. This season’s highlights? Not a difficult choice: doing talks both at Microsoft DevDays and TechEd North America is […]

Amsterdam, The Netherlands. October 26, 2009. Software development methodologies and techniques through the years (Vrije Universiteit)

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in course, Modeling, RUP, Scrum, Smart, Smart use cases, Talks, UML, Waterfall, XP

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Earlier this year I was invited by prof. Arno Oosterhaven to do a series of lectures on software development at the post-doctoral program IT Auditor at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. The audience of IT Auditors is very mixed, ranging from accountants to actual software developers, which makes it difficult to address all interests of the students. […]

Antwerp, Belgium. October 8-9, 2009. Workshop pragmatic modeling using UML and beyond (IT Works)

Posted Posted in course, Domain driven design, Model driven development, Smart use cases, Software architecture, Talks, UML

IT Works, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium I will present an intense two day workshop in the Crowne Plaza in Antwerp. During this workshop I follow the pragmatic modeling approach presented in my book with the same title. During this highly interactive workshop participants will learn how the various modeling techniques from UML and beyond connect. Learn everything about (smart) […]

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. October 5, 2009. Pragmatic model driven development (Capgemini)

Posted Posted in ASP.NET, course, DSL, Model driven development, Smart use cases, Talks, Tobago MDA, UML

Capgemini BAS, Faustlaan, Apeldoorn. With Capgemini BAS joining Capgemini in 2009, some new initiatiaves in model driven development opened up, more particularly, hoping I’ve interpreted it correctly, based on naterual language. I discussed this initiative in June with Freek Bosch, manager of the unit where this natueral langauge based approach originated. During the same inspriing conversation I illustrated the pragmaitc […]

Writing better software faster

Posted Posted in .Net, ASP.NET, C#, Domain driven design, DSL, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Model driven development, Publications, Smart use cases, Software architecture, UML

Published in my Interesting Things column in SDN Magazine, November 2009. Looking back on twenty years of software development, I must have spent most of that time trying to improve the quality and productivity of software development. Ever since I started to write small applications in Turbo Pascal in 1988 I got infected with the writing-better-software-faster virus. Right after I […]

Hilversum, The Netherlands. September 30 – October 1, 2009. Workshop pragmatic modelling with UML (Array Seminars)

Posted Posted in course, Domain driven design, Modeling, Service oriented architecture, Smart use cases, Talks, UML

Array Seminars, Amrâth Hotel Lapershoek, Hilversum I will present an intense two day workshop in Hilversum that follows the pragmatic modeling approach presented in my book with the same title. During this highly interactive workshop participants will learn how the various modeling techniques from UML and beyond connect. Learn everything about (smart) use cases and start working directly with UML […]

Pragmatic model driven development. Part I. Code generation scenario’s

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in .Net, DSL, Model driven development, Publications, SAP, Service oriented architecture, Software architecture, UML

Note. This series of posts is also published as a Capgemini group white paper and published in Software Release Magazine (in Dutch, in two parts). With the economy at a low point in time, organizations and project are clearly resetting their goals. Long term multimillion projects are being halted, in favor of short, agile projects, with feasible goals and good […]

Some of my talks in 2007

Posted Posted in Anti-patterns, C#, Model driven development, Talks, UML

Pragmatic model driven development .Net using use cases Guest lecture at Hogeschool InHolland, Alkmaar, Netherlands. December 21, 2007 Informal guest lecture for students graduating this year. Likely subjects are software architecture, patterns, modeling and implementing smart use cases. Project anti-patterns Talk at Javapolis, Antwerp, Belgium. December 12, 2007 Presented my well known talk on project anti-patterns at Javapolis, the biggest […]

Slide deck on Pragmatic model driven development at J-Spring

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Domain driven design, Hibernate / nHibernate, Java, Model driven development, Smart use cases, Tobago MDA, UML

Model driven development has a promise of high productivity. However, many approaches fail to deliver. Sander Hoogendoorn (Capgemini) and Rody Middelkoop (Avisi) will present a very pragmatic approach to model driven development, based on modeling smart use cases and domain models in UML. The speakers elaborate enthusiastically on this approach and the techniques used, and they will model and generate […]

Trojan rigidity. Agile anti-patterns (I)

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Agile, Anti-patterns, Blogging, Crisis, Modeling, Smart use cases, UML

One of the characteristics of most traditional – linear, waterfall – styled organizations is the extremely rigid execution of their software development projects . “Our handbook says we need to fill in this form, so that’s what we do guys.” People is these projects live by the blind assumption that whoever invented or wrote down their software development process knew […]

Nice feedback on workshop Pragmatic modeling using UML [in Dutch]

Posted Posted in Modeling, Smart use cases, UML

Sometimes when you work hard, you’re rewarded with nice feedback. Did a two-day workshop in Antwerp, Belgium two weeks ago, and received the following feedback from one of the participant. Really heart-warming. Sander Hoogendoorn is een zeer vlotte spreker met een zeer brede kennis in zowel agile als traditionele software ontwikkelmethodieken, software architectuur, design patterns, modelering, UML, model driven software […]