Training Oracle ADF 11g, 15 tot en met 19 april

Van 15 tot en met 19 april geeft Luc Bors de 5-daagse ADF 11g training op het kantoor van AMIS in Nieuwegein. In 5 dagen leer je de basis van Oracle ADF 11g. De training bestaat basis uit presentatie, demonstratie en hands on, doorspekt met best practices en voorbeelden uit […]

Uitnodiging: Kom kennismaken met AMIS

Robbrecht van Amerongen

Hierbij nodigen we je uit om met ons kennis te komen maken. Ben jij een (junior) Oracle consultant die een stap verder wil maken? Wil je verder groeien en ontwikkelen tot principal consultant? AMIS geeft je de kans om die stap te zetten.  Bij ons krijg je de ruimte om […]

Compliments; Instant productivity improvement for software teams, with a small effort….

Hello, you project manager/team leader. I expected this title to grasp your attention. Would you like to know how to improve the performance of your team members?  This can be done without massive statistics or an expensive performance improvement program. This magic pill is called positive feedback. Just give your […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 10: Simplicity -the art of maximizing the amount of work not done- is essential

This is the tenth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 9 : Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility

Robbrecht van Amerongen

This is the ninth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 8: Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.

This is the eight of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

On Project Success Factors: Communicate!

Gerard Grafhorst 1

A few weeks ago I received a Request for Information for a substantial project. There was one question that struck me: “Describe on which moments your organization communicates with the client organisation.” My first reaction was: when don’t we! To ensure that you deliver what your client expects, communication is […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 7: Working software is the primary measure of progress.

This is the seventh of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Project Estimation & Control based on Use Cases

This week Sander Hoogendoorn (Cap Gemini) presented a seminar about “Estimation with Use Cases”. Generally, this seminar confirmed that the development method of AMIS, internally called the “Way We Work @AMIS” is still valid and up-to-date. However, there are some interesting things to learn from this seminar. The three most […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 6: The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 6: The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. This is the sixth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 5: Build projects around motivated individuals.

Principle 5: Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. This is the fifth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) […]

Managing Java projects – A Contradiction?

Rob Tulleken 4

We as project managers really loved managing projects using ‘conventional’ Oracle tools. Most of us actually started as software engineers in projects using these tools. We had experience, knew all the pitfalls and managed productive software development streets. Things our programmers developed were reusable and were repeated time after time. […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 4: Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.

Robbrecht van Amerongen

This is the fourth of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 3: Deliver working software frequently

This is the third of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Agile software development, the principles. Principle 2: Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.

This is the second of 12 posts about the principles of agile software development. Purpose is to go back to the start of the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) and discuss the implementation of the 12 principles in real life software engineering. Goals of agility are to go deliver software of higher […]

Performance for Dummies

Gerard Grafhorst 1

This week I attended our AMIS Query on “How the Middle Tier is slowing the Database down” by renowned performance “problem solver” Anjo Kolk. When I saw the announcement for this AMIS Query I had no doubts I wanted to be there. It may seem a highly technical subject, yet, […]

Back to the Future

Gerard Grafhorst 1

Last week I revisited a client in the healthcare sector. A client where I delivered a project for a Central Laboratory Information System back in ‘97. I was the Information Analyst and later Project Manager. Back in the nineties I loved this project. The previous system was over 20 years […]

Supermanager!? Not!

Jan Riksen 1

As a manager I had an encounter with myself today. Actually I had one with my team. Personally I thought I had it all figured out just fine. My clients are happy at the moment, my boss is happy with the current progress of my projects. So, everything is looking […]

Pavlovian Projectmanagement

Gerard Grafhorst 1

Last week we had a project scoping day: in a room, client and AMIS, setting the boundaries of the project. Nothing unusual you would say. It is healthy to determine the scope of your project and ensure a mutual understanding of that scope and the underlying business goals it supports. […]

On Project Success Factors – How Successful are ICT Projects?

Before I enter into more detail on the factors I perceive as contributing to project success, let’s take a look at how ICT Project are actually doing, now. A quick google leads to me to the Ernst & Young report “Trends in ICT 2007” (Dutch only, I apologize). http://www.centric.nl/index.asp?nmoduleid=3&spagetype=6&nCHType=1&sPath=/Trends_in_ICT_2007.pdf The […]