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Complex Resource Management

How do you manage 8 people working on 20 projects, more or less at the same time? This is one of the toughest challenges me and my collea...

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The Craft of Maintenance

I just finished reading Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering, by Robert L. Glass. It is a good book. I particularly liked Glass...

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A Complex Presentation

Yesterday I presented my thoughts about Complex Systems and their relationship to Software Engineering to a classroom full of collegues a...

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To Translate or Not to Translate

I have finished translating my latest article (which is about Code Ownership). I translated it from Dutch to English, which, as I explain...

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Brooks: The Mythical Man-Month

This week I have been reading the famous book by Frederick P. Brooks Jr., called The Mythical Man-Month (1995 Anniversary Edition). I fou...

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The Best Free Online Translator

I hate translating texts. I have written some articles in Dutch and now I want them translated to English, but oh what I pain that is. Th...

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It Takes Complexity to Manage Complexity

I think I had some sort of a breakthrough idea today! It happened just over an hour ago. I had given a presentation about the Prince2 pro...

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This Week’s Progress

This week I finished a new article (in Dutch) which deals with code ownership, which I prefer to call artifact assignment. The article is...

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Playing Risk: the Effect of One Little Rule

I love Risk. Not risk (a hazard) but Risk (the game). I recently played a game of Risk with some friends and it was a unique experience i...

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Status Update of My Book on Complexity

For the past six months I have been reading many books about the science of complexity. I think I am now at the point where I can safely ...

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Why I Started This Blog

The reason I started this blog is as follows: I intend to write a book. In fact, I am already working on it. It's going to be a book ...

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Question for Time Travelers

Hello time traveler! You must be someone from the future since nobody alive today (Jan 19, 2008) is aware that I started a new blog. I ho...

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