The Hague, Netherlands. December 16, 2015. Introduction to agile, Scrum, Kanban and continuous delivery (Siemens, in-house)

Posted Posted in Agile, continuous delivery, course, Kanban, Scrum

This open one-day on workshop will present a real-life introduction to waterfall, agile, Scrum, Kanban and even continuous delivery. Participants experience why waterfall won’t work and what it means to be in an agile project, independent of which agile approach to use. I will walk through a lot of topics during the day and will also do a number of […]

Diegem, Belgium. December 10, 2015. Designing, developing, testing and deploying microservices

Posted Posted in Agile, continuous delivery, course, Domain driven design, microservices

On November 18 I will run a brand-new half-day course on designing, developing en deploying a microservices architecture for Adept Events. The development and maintenance of monoliths presents organizations with increasing challenges, resulting in high costs and a slow time-to-market. More and more organizations are therefore attempting to componentize their applications. The latest and greatest paradigm microservices finally seems to […]

Hilversum, Netherlands. November 18, 2015. Designing, developing, testing and deploying microservices

Posted Posted in Agile, continuous delivery, course, Domain driven design, microservices

On November 18 I will run a brand-new half-day course on designing, developing en deploying a microservices architecture for Adept Events. The development and maintenance of monoliths presents organizations with increasing challenges, resulting in high costs and a slow time-to-market. More and more organizations are therefore attempting to componentize their applications. The latest and greatest paradigm microservices finally seems to […]

Why the project metaphor doesn’t fit software development

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Agile, minimal valuable project, Software architecture, Waterfall

In 2009 I hired a building contractor to build a house. Together with an architect and the contractor I worked out the features. We wanted a basement, we carefully picked the materials, the location of the windows, the placement of the rooms, the bathroom, the attic and everything the contractor needed to come up with a price and a delivery […]

Software Quality Days (Vienna, Austria. January 2016. Keynote)

Posted Posted in Agile, Conferences, Kanban, NoProjects, Scrum

Will do on of two keynotes at the Software Quality Days in Vienna, Austria. Topic will be around quality in agile software development. I will also do a half day masterclass on smart use cases. Noteworthy is that Scott Ambler will do the other keynote. Software Quality Days: http://2016.software-quality-days.com/en/ Keynotes: http://2016.software-quality-days.com/en/conference/keynotes/ My masterclass on smart use cases: http://2016.software-quality-days.com/en/conference/conference-program/

TI Conference Days (Antwerp, Belgium. November 2015)

Posted Posted in Conferences, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, microservices, Software architecture

For the fourth (or fifth, I don’t remember) year in a row I will do a talk at the TI Conference Days at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp, Belgium. Switching subject this year from agile to microservices and continuous delivery. TI Conference Days: http://www.tievents.be/conferencedays/ And here’s my slidedeck: Microservices. Stairway to heaven or highway to hell from Sander […]

Software Architect (London, UK. October 2015. Keynote)

Posted Posted in Conferences, Domain driven design, microservices, Software architecture

Software Architect is a very nice architecture conference in the heart of London. This year I will do the opening keynote (together with Simon Brown), and a talk on the current state of agile. My keynote is titled Microservices. The good, the bad and the ugly. The development and maintenance of monoliths presents organisations with increasing challenges, resulting in high […]

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

SwanSeaCon (Swansea, Wales. September 2015)

Posted Posted in Conferences, microservices, Software architecture, Talks

SwanSeaCon is the first edition of a new software development conference in Swansea, Wales. I delivered a talk titled Microservices. Stairway to heaven of highway to hell? I might deliver the keynote at the second edition in 2016. SwanseaCon: http://swanseacon.co.uk/ Slides from my talk: http://www.slideshare.net/aahoogendoorn/designing-and-building-a-microservices-architecture-stairway-to-heaven-or-a-highway-to-hell

Moscow, Russia. September 25, 2015. Designing, developing and deploying microservices

Posted Posted in course, microservices, Software architecture

On September 25 I will run a brand-new full-day masterclass on designing, developing en deploying a microservices architecture for Luxoft Russia. The development and maintenance of monoliths presents organizations with increasing challenges, resulting in high costs and a slow time-to-market. More and more organizations are therefore attempting to componentize their applications. The latest and greatest paradigm microservices finally seems to […]

Diegem, Belgium. September 17, 2015. Designing, building and deploying microservices

Posted Posted in course, microservices, Software architecture

I will present a half-day course on microservices architecture for IT Works. The development and maintenance of monoliths presents organizations with increasing challenges, resulting in high costs and a slow time-to-market. More and more organizations are therefore attempting to componentize their applications. The latest and greatest paradigm microservices finally seems to deliver on the promises of service oriented architecture: shortening […]

What is agile architecture anyway? The red pill and the blue pill

Posted Posted in Agile, Domain driven design, microservices, Software architecture

Having coached many teams, projects and organizations on both software architecture and agile, one of the questions I’ve been asked a lot over the past fifteen years is: what is agile architecture?  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. There is no simple truth out there. What agile architecture really is considered to be is different from organization […]

Microservices Q&A

Posted Posted in Agile, Domain driven design, microservices, Service oriented architecture, Software architecture

In September I will run a masterclass on microservices at Luxoft in Moscow, Russia, see www.luxoft-training.ru/master-class/sander. In preparation of this masterclass, here’s a short Q & A on microservices. Is it worth applying microservices? Q: In your article Microservices. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly you described different aspects of development. Readers may think that using a microservices architecture […]

Software Development 2020 (Breda, Netherlands. June 2015. Keynote)

Posted Posted in Agile, Conferences, microservices, Software architecture

At this event, organised by the Avans Hogeschool in Breda in the Netherlands I will do the opening keynote, most likely with my talk Microservices. The good, the bad and the ugly. Micro-services and micro-services architecture are the next hype in software development. Websites and blogs are full of introducing posts, the first books are being written and the first […]

Future of Project Management. PMI Chapter Event (Breda, Netherlands. April 2015)

Posted Posted in Agile, BeyondProjects, Conferences, Kanban, NoProjects, Scrum

During a lively evening in a room full of project managers, I tried to explain how agile is changing the role of project management in software development, and I even went as far as to to claim that the project metaphor isn’t really well suited for software development. My talk was titled Challenging The Future of Agile. I look back […]

DevWeek (London, UK. March 2015)

Posted Posted in Agile, Bootstrap, Conferences, Kanban, Scrum

DevWeek is the UK’s leading developer conference returns with more content than ever before, featuring more than 100 breakout sessions and 23 full-day workshops. Last year I did the keynote, this year I did two sessions. The first session was titled Individuals and interactions over proce$$e$ and fools and the second was a hands-on coding session titled Introducing and extending […]

Krakow, Poland. June 18, 2015. Introduction to agile, Scrum, and Kanban (open workshop)

Posted Posted in Agile, course, Kanban, News, Scrum

This open one-day intense hands-on workshop is the first in a series of training courses in the Agile Academy, organized by PMI Chapter Poland. This is a full day workshop presenting a real-life introduction to agile, Scrum and Kanban. During this highly interactive and successful one-day workshop participants experience why waterfall won’t work and what it means to be in […]

Iasi, Rumania. June 5, 2015. Designing, developing and deploying a microservices architecture

Posted Posted in Agile, course, Design patterns, microservices, News, Software architecture

On June 5, 2015 I will present a full-day masterclass on microservice architecture in the series of Software Architecture Day in Iasi, Rumania. The development and maintenance of monoliths presents organizations with increasing challenges, resulting in high costs and a slow time-to-market. More and more organizations are therefore attempting to componentize their applications. The latest and greatest paradigm microservices finally […]

A programmer’s mind explained (to project managers)

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Agile, flow, iteration, programming

Earlier last week I was trying to refactor around two thousands lines of code, optimistically being convinced that the component could offer the exact same functionality in less than two hundred lines. My refactoring was an intuitive step-by-step process that involved creativity and a lot of concentration. Happily working on my code I slowly got into the zone, a happy […]

Hilversum, Netherlands. April 29, 2015. Designing, building and deploying microservices (Adept Events).

Posted Posted in course, News

On April 29, I will present a half-day seminar explaining techniques for designing, building and deploying microservices in an enterprise environment. The seminar will have many practical hints & tips, and will show many useful modeling and code examples. This seminar has an open registration. Read more at: Power session microservices.

Diegem, Belgium. April 22-23, 2015. Pragmatic modeling with UML and smart use cases (IT Works)

Posted Posted in course, News

On April 22 and 23I will conduct a two-day training workshop on modeling with UML and smart use cases for IT Works at Golden Tulip Brussels Airport in Diegem, Belgium. The workshop will have many hands-on exercises, and will be presented in English.     This workshop has an open registration. Read more at: Pragmatic modeling with UML and smart […]

Hilversum, Netherlands. April 15-16, 2015. Pragmatic modeling with UML and smart use cases (Adept Events)

Posted Posted in course, News

On April 15 and 16 I will conduct a two-day training workshop on modeling with UML and smart use cases for Adept Events at Hotel Lapershoek in Hilversum. The workshop will have many hands-on exercises, and will be presented in Dutch.     This course has an open registration. Read more at: Modelleren met Use-Cases en UML.

Scaling Agile For The Enterprise (Brussels, Belgium. January 2015)

Posted Posted in Conferences

Brussels, Belgium. January 2015. The Agile Consortium Belgium organized a nice one-day event around scaling agile for the enterprise, mainly discussing enterprise agile frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS and DAD, with presenters such as Dean Leffingwell and Mark Limes. As an alternative to these heavyweight frameworks, I did a talk on how to build agile from the ground up, discussing […]

This Is Agile

Posted Posted in Books

Sander Hoogendoorn does not shy away from the complexity of how real work gets done in an enterprise, yet he addresses these complexities with breathtaking simplicity, speaking with the off-hand authority and confidence of someone who has spent many years with his sleeves rolled up, elbow-deep in the day-to-day world of enterprise agile. Here you won’t find ivory-tower musings on […]

My weekly thoughts on Twitter

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New entry " Weekly digest of week 53 2009 / 2010: A happy 2010 for you all! Thi.. http://bit.ly/8TNPq5 " on Capping IT Off. # Pfff. Took me 1/2 day but restored connection to VPN again. Cisco AnyConnect 2.3 does not work on Windows 7. So back to previous utility. # Uninstalled Cisco VPN Client 5.0.3 and installed Cisco VPN […]

My weekly thoughts on Twitter

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Unsubscribed from Dr. Dobbs Journal. There's too much information to read anyway in the field of software development. # New entry " Weekly digest of week 52 2009: In the last digest of 2009: A look a.. http://bit.ly/4rsmWg " on Capping IT Off. # New entry " Avatar, reuse and model driven software development: Last week my.. http://bit.ly/5StRd0 " on […]

My weekly thoughts on Twitter

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RT @smartusecases. Smart Use Cases FAQ http://bit.ly/53pc9c # The 3 stages of owning a computer. http://htxt.it/OGjn # New entry " Questions on smart use cases. Part III – Stereotypes and minimal us.. http://bit.ly/7XwfdJ " on Capping IT Off. # Spent the morning looking at reusables from our distributed agile .NET projects. Discussed framework upgrades and smart use case metrics. # […]

My weekly thoughts on Twitter

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RT @tweetmeme December 1, 2009. Talk “An introduction to agile SAP SOA” http://bit.ly/84xtlk # Writing on our new CSD division strategy document. Why do I always have trouble with these SharePoint Team Rooms we have? Need to check in. # Order new Jack Johnson live album En Concert. #MyMusic. # Of course I meant orderED (past tense) Jack Johnson… # […]