Agile Open Holland (Dieren, Netherlands. November 2011. Keynote)

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Agile, Anti-patterns, Conferences, Documentation, iteration, Kanban, Scrum, Smart, Smart estimation, Smart use cases, Talks, User stories

On November 3, 2011 I presented the keynote of the Agile Open Holland Conference in Dieren. During this challenging talk I discussed the current state of affairs in agile organizations and projects and the effects of the recent strong rise in popularity of agile approaches. Let’s put it mildly: there’s a lot of work to be done. Death by dogma […]

Capgemini TechEd (Utrecht, Netherlands. March 2011. Keynote)

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[Talk at Capgemini TechEd, March 1 at Capgemini, Papendorp, Utrecht] Due to illness of one of the speakers I did an additional talk at the Capgemini TechEd. I presented my successful talk on software architecture and frameworks, please check the video below, which was shot during the Microsoft TechEd Europe conference in Berlin in November 2010. When it comes to […]

SDN Event (Zeist, Netherlands. March 2011)

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Sander of software architecture, patterns and frameworks. One man, a whiteboard and three markers At conferences, many keynotes and talks using beautiful slide decks cover advanced topics in software architecture, working with specific frameworks or design patterns. This talk will be different. I will not advertise nor bash certain frameworks, nor will I do a lot of name and acronym […]

Centric Event (Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. March 2011. Keynote + talk)

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Will present keynote and some sessions at Centric internal event on agile software development, targeted at project managers, information and business analysts. This talk specifically targets at the role of project management, planning and estimation in agile projects. Topics will include: What is the role of the project manager in agile projects? Does it still exist? Project manager or agile […]

Capgemini TechEd (Utrecht, The Netherlands. November 2011. Keynote)

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Use cases have been around for many years describing the requirements of software development projects. From a developer’s point of view, use cases are often seen as too abstract and too complex to develop code from. Until now, that is. Title: Implementing and unit testing smart use cases During this interactive talk, speaker Sander Hoogendoorn will demonstrate how to model, […]

SDN Event (Zeist, The Netherlands. December 2010)

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[Talk at SDN Event, December 13, Achmea Zeist] To cut to the chase, those of you who have worked on enterprise or service oriented projects already know this. These projects are characterized by a large number of organizational, functional and technically complicating factors, such as many different stakeholders, complex IT landscapes including many web sites, enterprise service busses and SAP […]

Microsoft TechEd Europe (Berlin, Germany. November 2010)

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[Session ARC203-IS at Microsoft TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin] When it comes to Microsoft .NET-connected development, more and more frameworks are entering the market, both from Microsoft and from open source. Think of ASP.NET MVC, Castle, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Entity Framework, Unity, Linq2SQL, ADO.NET Data Services, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), nHibernate, Spring.NET, CSLA, NUnit, Enterprise Library, MEF or ADF. […]

DevDays (The Hague, Netherlands. April 2010)

Posted Posted in C#, Conferences, Design patterns, Extension methods, Software architecture

This post was originally published in .NET Magazine. I re-posted it because of the talk I did at Microsoft’s DevDays 2010 in Den Haag recently.  The slides for this talk can be downloaded here. As you’re probably have been made aware of in abundance, in .Net 3.5 Microsoft introduced a little language feature called LINQ. Although LINQ has been demonstrated […]

Landelijk Architectuur Congres (Nieuwegein, Netherlands. November 2009)

Posted Posted in Agile SAP, Conferences, SAP, Service oriented architecture, Smart estimation, Smart use cases, Talks

Shaping service oriented projects using smart use cases Landelijk Architectuur Congres 2009, NBC Nieuwegein. As a consequence of a succesful duo-talk at the Integrate Agile conference in the spring, Twan van den Broek (of Ciber) and I where invited to present the same material at the Landelijk Architectuur Congres (LAC 2009), however split into two separate talks. Twan will focus […]

International SOA Symposium (Rotterdam, Netherlands. October 2009)

Posted Posted in Conferences, Documentation, Modeling, Smart use case points (SUCP), Smart use cases, Software estimation, Talks

International SOA Symposium, World Trade Center, Rotterdam. (www.soasymposium.com) On October 22 and 23, 2009 the second international SOA Symposium will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Just coming out of a highly successful agile SAP service oriented project (likely the first in it’s type in the Netherlands or even a wider area), Twan van den […]

International SOA Symposium (Rotterdam, Netherlands. October 2009)

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Agile, Agile SAP, Conferences, Service oriented architecture, Talks

International SOA Symposium, World Trade Center, Rotterdam. (www.soasymposium.com) On October 22 and 23, 2009 the second international SOA Symposium will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Just coming out of a highly successful agile SAP service oriented project (likely the first in it’s type in the Netherlands or even a wider area), Twan van den […]

SDC (Arnhem, Netherlands. October 2009)

Posted Posted in Conferences, Service oriented architecture, Smart use case points (SUCP), Smart use cases, Software architecture, Software estimation, Talks

Shaping service oriented projects using smart use cases SDC Conference, Papendal, Arnhem (www.sdc.nl) Next week the annual SDC conference will take place at Papendal, Arnhem. As usual the organising SDN community has put together a long list of international appraised speakers, and challenging subjects on the matter of software development and software architecture. A bit to my surprise, this year […]

TestNet (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. September 2009. Workshop)

Posted Posted in Conferences, Smart use cases, Talks, Testing

Najaarsevent TestNet, NBC Nieuwegein (www.testnet.org) And now for something completely different. I will be doing a talk – or rather a short workshop at a test event, the TestNet najaarsevent in Nieuwegein. Many organizations rely on the concept of use cases to model and describe functional requirements. However, there are many different ways of identifying and modeling use cases. Use […]

Building better software faster (Utrecht, The Netherlands. September 2009. Keynote)

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Customer event Capgemini, at Capgemini Papendorp. Together with a large customer Capgemini organizes a number of (non-public, sorry) knowledge sessions on Microsoft technology – aimed at developers, architects and project management. September 10 will be the first of those knowledge sessions, with talks on Microsoft Duet, Surface and Cloud / Azure. Preceeding those interesting stories I will do an opening […]

Devnology Meeting (Utrecht, The Netherlands. September 2009. Panel)

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Devnology Meeting, Atos Origin, Utrecht. On September 3, the Devnology community will organize a panel discussion on model driven development. The panel will consist of a number of expert from both practical and academic backgrounds. As you might have guessed, I’m a member of the panel – albeit probably not from the academic view point, although very interesting of course. […]

SDN Event (Houten, The Netherlands. June 2009)

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Tomorrow, June 26, I will be doing a talk at the SDN Event at Hotel Houten in Houten (see www.sdn.nl). This talk will be dealing with the many anti-patterns that surround agile software development. Unfortunately, the session description for my talk is not entirely up-to-date. So I’ll repeat it here. Better safe then sorry. Hope to meet you all tomorrow […]

J-Spring (Bussum, Netherlands. April 2009)

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

Today Rody Middelkoop, senior technology consultant at Avisi and lecturer at the HAN and I will do an amusing talk at the J-Spring Conference in Bussum on model driven development, using a highly pragmatic approach. Talk includes a live demo where we will build a Java web application on stage in a few minutes (the build process will likely take […]

Javapolis (Antwerp, Belgium. November 2007)

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Agile, Anti-patterns, Conferences, Design patterns, Frameworks, Java, Model driven development, Software architecture, Testing, Video, Waterfall

This is the video from Parlays.com that presents the talk I gave at the last JavaPolis conference in Antwerp, Belgium. During the talk I ask myself the question how everybody in their own role can attribute to making our project fail, as it is far too complicated to make your projects succeed. The talk presents popular anti-patterns I’ve gathered over […]

Smart Use Case Conference (Utrecht, Netherlands. May 2008)

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On May 28th, Capgemini organizes a free conference on the topic of smart use cases at Capgemini’s Conference Building in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Smart use cases represent a far more structured and equal-granular technique for modeling requirements than “regular” use cases do, based on Alistair Cockburn’s model of levels of use cases. In this model smart use cases comprise the […]