Building better software faster

On January 10 I presented my first talk of the year 2017 at the annual kick-off at insurance software vendor ANVA in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.   The main topic is building better software faster and covers agile, (beyond) Scrum, Kanban, continuous delivery and microservices.   Building Better Software Faster from Sander Hoogendoorn

Topconf Linz interview. 

Here’s a ​short interview with me as a prelude to my upcoming keynote early March at #TopConf in Linz, Austria.

Microsoft TechDays (The Hague, The Netherlands. October 2016)

After an absence of two year (have done Java inbetween) I’m returning to the Microsoft TechDays. This time I’m doing two talks. One about beyond agile titled Beyond Breaking Bad, and a talk titled Thirty Months of Microservices, discussing the experiences I’ve had over the last thirty months regarding microservices and continuous delivery. See more at:

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

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

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 […]

Going independent!

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 (after the Dutch title of my latest book This Is Agile). Over the past decade, in my roles as Principal Technology Officer […]

Presenting two agile training courses at COAS

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

InfoQ publishes Q&A on This Is Agile

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

Wroclaw. July 5 – Leading IT news website 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: My original blog post titled Failing Fast resides here:

Agile Record publishes Failing Fast

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 For my other article in Agile Record, you might also read