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 […]