We can’t do Continuous Delivery because we use -Insert product/technology here-

Harm Pauw Door: Harm Pauw,  16-07-2014
Onderwerp: Continous Delivery  

I often hear people say they really would like to do Continuous Delivery, but it is impossible because they use a certain product or technology. For example: instead of having a custom developed Java or .NET application, they use an off-the-shelf product for which they receive updates every x months and only configure it. While it is true that most examples for can find on Continuous Delivery use custom developed applications using Java,.NET or any other framework, it doesn’t mean you can’t do CD with other technologies. Even with off-the-shelf software that is only released every couple of months, you can do Continuous Delivery and get the benefits from it.

The Daily Goal

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  14-07-2014
Onderwerp: Agile Teams  Craftsmanship  High Performing Teams  Scrum  Scrum Teams  

The daily scrum is the most used scrum meeting. This sounds obvious because it occurs every day. But it's also the first practice organisations and teams apply when starting with scrum. 

Although the daily scrum is a very straightforward meeting with a clear structure and can be practiced daily, many teams fail to extract the potential value it offers. It is used merely as a status update meeting, performed mechanically and resulting in incoherent and ambiguous individual plans. 

This is a shame, because a well-performed daily scrum should be energizing, inspiring and result in a shared refined daily plan that is created and supported by the entire team.

If your daily scrum has become unfocused, practiced mechanically and is an energy-drainer; using the best practice of a daily goal is a great solution!

De wedstrijd verliezen

Peter Koning Door: Peter Koning,  10-07-2014

Woensdag 9 juli hebben we helaas de halve finale tegen Argentinië verloren! Ondanks deze teleurstelling kunnen we denk ik veel leren van Louis van Gaal. Hij is een meester in het scherp zetten van de doelstelling en het uitdenken van strategie en tactiek. Veel managers en leiders kunnen hier van leren! Hoe kunt u heel zakelijk de focus houden op het doel en tegelijkertijd heel invoelend en inlevend zijn naar de mensen die het gaan realiseren?

How to make your customer successful

Peter Koning Door: Peter Koning,  10-07-2014
Onderwerp: Validated value  

Of course you want to make your customer successful. But how do you know you made him successful? How do you know you really delivered value the past months. And when you know what did made your customer more successful, how can you make him even more successful.

The team manifesto, the foundation every team needs

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  27-06-2014
Onderwerp: Agile Teams  

Teamwork nowadays is more important than ever. The amount of innovations and changes increase drastically. The only companies that survive are those who can adapt quick enough. Having a set of small, self-organizing and multidisciplinary teams with mutual understanding about teamwork and quality, can make the difference between winning or losing as a company.

"If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time." - Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

The seven habits of highly effective Teams

Emiel van den Berg Door: Emiel van den Berg,  24-06-2014
Onderwerp: Agile Principles  Habits  Agile Teams  High Performing Teams  Scrum Teams  

I recently started working for Prowareness, during the application period I was asked to give a presentation about myself. Now, this is one of those moments to sit back and think about yourself. How do I present myself in one or two slides. What is really typical me? What do I believe in? What am I passionate about? One of the slides I made depicted my personal bookshelf because I believe that the books you read (and like!) tell a lot about you.

Extending SharePoint 2013 search - Intro architecture and components

Door: Prajeesh Prathap,  10-06-2014
Onderwerp: SharePoint 2013  SharePoint Search  Search Service Application  SharePoint  
SharePoint 2013 introduces a new improved version  of search that is different from the previous versions of SharePoint. The SharePoint search and FAST search has been combined into a single search platform. Instead of the different versions of search like WSS search, foundation etc., in 2013 there is only foundation search and SharePoint server search. Along with these there are lot more new components and topology changes to the search architecture of SharePoint 2013 search. The Search architecture in SharePoint 2013 includes now components for crawling, indexing content, administration and executing search queries.

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