Nieuwegein, Netherlands. February 2015. My former employer Ordina is organizing an nightly free event with agile architecture as the main topic. During this event, which will take place February 5, I will do the closing talk, taking about an hour to discuss microservices. Read more and register at: http://www.ordina.nl/nl-nl/evenementen/20150205—sa-kennissessie-agile-architectuur/ Ttitle an topic for my talk will likely be the following. […]
Back in 1988, when I was first employed by a company for writing software, the world was fairly simple. The development environment we had was character-based, the database was integrated and traversed with cursors, and we built a whole new administrative system covering everything but the kitchen sink. It took us five years to complete the project, basically because the […]
Kiev, Ukraine. December 2014. For the third year in a row, I delivered talks at the XPDays Ukraine in Kiev. This year organizer Mikalai invited me to do both the conference opening and closing keynotes. That was something I hadn’t done before. During my opening keynote I talked about microservices, and for my closing keynote I used my Ten Easy […]
Presented as two-day UML and smart use cases workshop with open registration in NH Hotel, Diegem, Belgium for IT Works. This was edition 37 of this course at IT Works. Read more at: www.itworks.be.
Presented an second day of in-house training course for COAS Software in Stellendam on agile, Scrum, Kanban, software estimation. You will find the agenda for this course at: Introduction to agile, Scrum and Kanban.
Presented an in-house training course for COAS Software in Stellendam. You will find the agenda for this course at: Introduction to agile, Scrum and Kanban.
Arnhem, The Netherlands. November 2014. Anually software development company QNH organizes a smaller developer conference in Arnhem. This is the second year in a row that I’m doing the opening keynote. This years topic: microservices. Read more at: www.qnhdevdays.nl/ And here’s my slide deck. Growing a microservices landscape (with smart use cases) from Sander Hoogendoorn
January 2015, Kiev – My closing talk titled The Current State of Agile. Ten Easy Lessons Learned for the great XP Days 2014 Conference held in Kiev, Ukraine, was voted as the best talk of the conference by the participants. Thanks a lot guys for all the support and nice comments! See the results here. The slide deck for this […]
January 2015, Brussels – My details as an independent consultant have just been added to the program of the Scaling Agile for the Enterprise event at KBC Bank in Brussels on January 22, 2015. Read more: Scaling Agile for the Enterprise
Januari 2015, Kiev – At the XP Days Ukraine in Kiev, which was held in December 2014, I did both the opening and closing talk. The conference organizer now published the video of my closing talk titled The current state of agile. Ten easy lessons learned in which I try to explain the trouble we have with Sinterklaas and Zwarte […]
Today is my birthday, a good day for some big news. As of February 1, I will continue my career as an independent consultant; as a mentor, trainer, coach, software architect, developer, writer, speaker, using the company name ditisagile.nl (after the Dutch title of my latest book This Is Agile). Over the past decade, in my roles as Principal Technology Officer […]
January 5, 2015. Amsterdam – This morning I received a kind invitation to co-host the Software Process course at the University of Amsterdam in February and March. Should be fun. Hope I can find the time to accept this invitation.
Antwerp, Belgium. November 2014. For the third time in a row presented a talk at the TI Conference Days at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. Topic as usual: waterfal, agile and life beyond agile. See: http://www.tievents.be/conferencedays/ Audience at TI Conference Days, including my son Spijk . Again got great feedback, including the following
October 26, Stellendam, The Netherlands – Presented two editions of my agile training course, covering waterfall, agile, agile requirements, agile estimation, Kanban, flow oriented development at COAS Software in Stellendam, The Netherlands including my dice flow and Chicago estimation exercises. Results from the dice flow exercise
If you, are working in technology, like me, there’s a chance that you live under the impression that our field changes faster than you can keep up with. Once you have learned how to work with the latest version of a technology of your choice – not even having mastered it – it will have evolved into a newer version, […]
October 30, Helsinki – Received excellent feedback from my 90 minutes talk on micro-services using smart use cases at the Capgemini DevDay event in Helsinki. Here’s some of it: “Gave a lot to think about for when we’ll next have to think about different architectural solutions.” “One of the best presentations of the day, along with the previous one. It […]
London. October 24 – Very cool. Both a picture of me on stage, and the video of last year’s keynote at DevWeek 2014 are featuring the brand new DevWeek 2015 website. Check it out at: http://devweek.com/
Helsinki, Finland. October 2014. Presented the closing keynote for this Capgemini DevDay software development event. Delivered a new talk about designing and building micro-services and micro-applications in an enterprise landscape, using smart use cases. The organizers have captured the feedback from my 90 minutes closing talk. Here it is: “Gave a lot to think about for when we’ll next have […]
Arnhem, The Netherlands. September 2014. The mission of the ASAS symposium is to fulfill the need for a dynamic platform for software architects. This platform is a place from where software architects, developers, requirements engineers and information analysts can share knowledge, discuss software architecture and meet their peers. During this third edition of ASAS I delivered a talk on pragmatic […]
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. September 2014. Was invited to come to this lovely conference to do my Agile Anti-Patterns talk. Unfortunately due to personal reasons I could not make it to Agile On The Beach this year – hope to be there next year. http://agileonthebeach.com/
Nieuwegein, Netherlands. September 2014. Did one out of two talks at the Agile Holland Meetup around Real Agile Delivers Real Value, with Ben Linders as the other speaker. My talk was about the death of agile and was titled Beyond Breaking Bad. Beyond breaking bad. The state of agile in ten easy lessons from Sander Hoogendoorn
Over the past fifteen to twenty years I’ve been invited numerous times to help organization move from traditional to iterative and agile software development. Without exception whenever I have a first board room meeting at any organization, I start the conversation with the same questions: why do you want to move to agile? What is it you are trying to […]
Utrecht. August 22 – On August 19 international IT website InfoQ published a short, provocative Q&A between Ben Linders and me on the topic of my book This Is Agile. This Q&A even made it to the front page of InfoQ. During the Q&A Ben asked me questions that came up in his mind after reading This Is Agile (the […]
Utrecht. July 24 – International website InfoQ recently published the extended version of my article on the differences between sprints and iterations, and how to avoid failing sprints. You can read the article here on Infoq. http://www.infoq.com/articles/beat-red-sprint-anti-agile-pattern
Utrecht. July 11 – A week ago leading IT news website InfoQ published a write-up around one of my earlier articles Failing Fast. Now it appears that this write-up is the most popular news item on InfoQ. Read the original article here: Failing fast. Read the write-up on InfoQ: InfoQ.
Wroclaw. July 5 – Leading IT news website infoq.com just published a short write up around my previous blog post titled Failing Fast on their news page. And yes, InfoQ also mentions my book This Is Agile. 🙂 You will be able to read the write up here: http://www.infoq.com/news/2014/07/fail-fast-learn-fast?utm_campaign=infoq_content&utm_source=infoq&utm_medium=feed&utm_term=global. My original blog post titled Failing Fast resides here: http://sanderhoogendoorn.com/blog/index.php/failing-fast/
Utrecht. June 28 – Recently I was kindly invited by Capgemini in Wroclaw, Poland to do some talks, both for Capgemini internally as publicly, aimed at software architects and developers (and yes, testers too). These talks are now planned for July 1 (at Capgemini) and July 3 (publicly). Both talks will discuss the same subject, namely industrializing agile, which […]
Krakow, Poland, May 30 – PAM Summit is an international conference organized in Kraków (Poland) by PMI PC Kraków Branch and IIBA Poland Chapter. The organizers have invited me to do one of the keynotes. I will use a brand new talk on agile project management titled Breaking Bad. Seven successful habits of successful agile project managers. See more at […]
Krakow, Poland. June 22014 PAM Summit is an international conference organized in Kraków (Poland) by PMI PC Kraków Branch and IIBA Poland Chapter. The aim of this conference is to exchange experiences between people not only working on projects but also interested in Business Analysis and Project Management. The organizers have invited me to do one of the keynotes. I […]
Berlin, May 30 – Germany based online magazine Agile Record just published my article Failing Fast, which investigates success and failure in agile projects. You will be able to read this article on my personal website, or alternatively at www.agilerecord.com/failing-fast. For my other article in Agile Record, you might also read www.agilerecord.com/authors/sander-hoogendoorn.
The Hague, May 20 – Introduced agile, Scrum and Kanban to a government agency in The Hague that is responsible for digital signing of public government documents. Enthusiastic feedback.
Quite frequently people in agile (and non-agile) projects or at conferences and workshops come up to me and ask me what tooling they should use. “Which online agile dashboard tooling do you recommend us?”, “What is the best code repository?” or even “We are doing a Scrum project. Are we allowed to use a UML modeling tools such as Enterprise […]
Cookham, UK. May 2014. On May 16, the next Enterprise Architect User Group event will be held at the Sir Bernard Miller Conference Centre, Odney Lane, Cookham, near Maidenhead. I will do the opening keynote at the event, with a talk titled Pragmatic agile model driven development using smart use cases. See also: www.eausergroup.com/events.
Zeist, Netherlands. March 2014. Did a high speed talk on Pragmatic Agile Model Driven Development using Smart Use Cases together with Robert de Wolff. See also: www.sdn.nl
On May 7 I will do the opening talk for an event on tooling in agile projects at Capgemini head offices in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. The title of this talk will be Individuals and interactions over proce$$e$ and fools. The first statement in The Agile Manifesto clearly favors individuals, teams, interaction and collaboration over processes and tools. But there’s as […]
London, UK. April 2014. Very proud to do the conference opening keynote of the largest independent software development conference in the UK on dogmatic agile. Also doing two tech talks on frameworks and Windows8 versus web development. See DevWeek 2014.
Utrecht, The Netherlands. February 2014. Will be co-presenting Pragmatic agile model driven development using smart use cases with Robert de Wolff (Fflowing). See EA User Group.
Munich, Germany. February 2014. Doing tech talk titled Crossing the chasm from web to Windows 8 development.
Vienna, Austria. January 2014. Will do talk titled Pragmatic agile model driven development using smart use cases. See Software Quality Days 2014.
Vilnius, Lithuania. December 2013. Doing agile anti-pattern talk. See Build Stuff 2013.