Ordina Agile Achitecture Event (Nieuwegein, Netherlands. February 2015)

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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. […]

Microservices. The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Application Migration, Client /server, Domain driven design, Enterprise architecture, Frameworks, Hibernate / nHibernate, Java, microservices, Service oriented architecture, Software architecture, Unit testing, Value objects

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 […]

QNH DevDays (Arnhem, Netherlands. November 2014. Keynote)

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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

Going independent!

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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 […]

Excellent feedback on my micro-service talk at Capgemini DevDay Helsinki

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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 […]

DevDay (Helsinki, Finland. October 2014. Keynote)

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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 […]

ASAS (Arnhem, Netherlands. September 2014)

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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 […]

So … Does agile improve productivity?

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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 […]

InfoQ publishes Q&A on This Is Agile

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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 […]

InfoQ publishes write-up around Failing Fast

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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/

Capgemini TechTalk (Wroclaw, Poland. July 2014)

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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 […]

PAM Summit (Krakow, Poland. June 2014. Keynote)

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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 […]

Agile Record publishes Failing Fast

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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.

Working software over proce$$es and fools

Posted Posted in Agile, Dashboard, Kanban, Scrum, User stories, Video

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 […]

Agile Tooling Night (Utrecht, Netherlands. May 2014. Keynote)

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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 […]