How Personas can help you clear the fog

Prevent a foggy project by using personasJust imagine yourself taking part in a lively discussion at some birthday party. Everybody is telling great stories about recent holidays. We ask some polite questions and at least pretend to share the same excitement. What’s wrong with it? Honestly, may not be much as long as everybody likes it. But this

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Gen Y loves Agile but will Gen X be able to handle?

Agile is hot, waterfall is over. At least, that seems to be the leading opinion in the IT world. How Agile are you? Do you still develop in the traditional way, trying to specify every detail upfront? Or do you realize it’s not possible and just too costly to specify everything upfront? Today I read an article on a Dutch blog (in Dutch) stating that an Agile way of working suits the needs of young IT people (Gen Y) best.

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Funky management van software ontwikkeling om aan de klantwensen te voldoen

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Vandaag was ik één van de sprekers bij het geweldig georganiseerde 4Developers seminar in Poznan, Polen. Ik presenteerde daar één van mijn grootste zorgen. Continue moet ik namelijk constateren dat er een ongelooflijk (perceptie) verschil zit tussen de wens van de klant en wat een ontwikkelaar realiseert. We lijken elkaar maar niet te willen of kunnen begrijpen. Feit is

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Managing software development in a Funky manner to meet client’s needs

funky-candy-dulfer Today at the 4Developers conference in Poznan, Poland, I presented the audience my concern about the existing gap in between client’s need and the reality of the software developers. For some reason we seem not to manage to understand each other well enough.

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Project management in the age of Web 2.0

They already managed ages ago! So why don’t we manage to realize something as simple as a web application? That’s more or less how I started my yesterday evening’s presentation at the 3Camp meeting in Gdańsk. Ages ago people managed to fulfill miraculous projects with hardly any tools. Today we can choose from a wide range of tools, but still we do not manage to run a project

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4Developers seminar in Kraków

Today’s 4Developers conference in Kraków is being organised for the first time. The organizers plan to make it the biggest event for software developers in Poland. Therefore, we had to attend this conference.

The event is well organised and there are quite a lot of visitors. More importantly, up till now all the presentations have been really interesting. A little drawback for the international guests is the fact that most of the presentations

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