Category: Software Craftsmanship

31 March 2020 / Software Craftsmanship
Continuous Integration is Not a Tooling Problem

There is this commonly accepted, hard-grained belief in the software industry. By dropping a build server in a team, they get Continuous Integration magically for free. This belief is further incentivised by the marketing of build server vendors. Back in August 2019, Nat Friedman, CEO of GitHub, announced ... So excited to announce that GitHub now includes built-in CI/CD! -- @natfriedman, Twitter My friend Steve...

2 October 2019 / Agile & Scrum
LeSS No More Majors Story at SFPD – Webinar Recording

We are proud to share the story of the No More Majors Community at the governmental institute of pensions in Belgium (SFPD) which was initiated as part of their LeSS adoption preparations and strategy. This recording was made on August 28th when Tom Jans & Thierry de Pauw did a pre-run of their Munich LeSS Conference talk. Short introduction: SFPD was applying Scrum for many years...

12 December 2018 / Agile & Scrum
Pushing Scrum to the next level with Mob Programming

Mob programming .. really ? Where does that name come from? Thinking of an angry mob couldn’t be more counterintuitive of what you would want from a successful programming session. Mobs are disorganised, prone to rash decisions, angry and unwilling to compromise. Mob programming however is none of these things. What defines Mob Programming ? Strictly speaking, mob programming is when 3 (or more) developers...

6 November 2018 / Agile & Scrum
Extending Definition of Done & GitOps at De Persgroep

The past two years I was active (via Co-Learning of course ) as Scrum Master for De Persgroep. My primary team was D.I. JOE, who's main goal was to build a datalake as part of the move to the cloud, using the AWS platform. One of my first tasks with D.I. JOE was to help the team in creating a Definition of Done. For a long time "done" meant for...

21 February 2018 / Remote Collaboration
Remote legacy coderetreat

A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to facilitate several in-company legacy coderetreats for one of our clients together with the software craftsperson exatraordinair Koen Metsu. I still believe this is an extremely powerful training format to help people to get into practising babystep refactoring and test automation. One of the sessions was with 18 people of which none were physically close to...

22 November 2017 / Software Craftsmanship
Taking personal responsibility in a technical role

After have participated in my 3rd workshop with Christopher Avery on Personal responsibility I started realising how powerful this could be if we could apply this way of looking at, and dealing with, technical problems more. In case you are not familiar with the process can you read about it or watch a short introduction video on it to get the basic gist of it....