One of the boys. Women in technology

Posted Posted in Blogging, South Park, TomTom, Twitter, Women in technology

Suffers from writers block! Have to finish my column for the @SDNMagazine “Women in Technology” issue. @mariannerd Still struggling with the subject? I handed in my "regular" column – not dealing with WIT. When’s the final deadline? @aahoogendoorn I woke up this morning with an idea. deadline was 13/4, for columns it’s a bit easier. so Friday has to do. […]

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 […]

So much to write, so little time

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in .Net, Agile, Anti-patterns, ASP.NET MVC, Blogging, C#, Crisis, Design patterns, Frameworks, Java, Model driven development, Project management, Service oriented architecture, Smart estimation, Smart use cases, Smells of bad code, Software architecture, Software estimation, Waterfall

It’s too bad there’s only 24 hours in a day. There are so many ideas in my head that I still have to write down, that I have to make a (short) list now to keep my head from exploding. So here it is: White paper on how to do agile SAP projects using smart use cases. Article on applying […]

Bite the bullet

Posted Posted in Blogging, Book reviews, Presentations

Mensen die mij al langer kennen, weten het inmiddels. Ik heb wel iets met presenteren. Al zolang ik het me kan herinneren. In mijn lossy geheugen staan in elk geval presentaties gegrift die tenminste dateren van twee decennia, drie werkgevers en zo’n tweehonderd klanten geleden. En ook toen al vond ik het leuk om te presenteren. Zo nu en dan […]