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Agile Job Descriptions

I'm in the process of reorganizing and streamlining job descriptions in our company, and now the HR manager wants me to define the di...

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Crawling to the Tipping Point

On ProBlogger.net Darren Rowse invited bloggers to answer the following question: What Was Your Blog's Tipping Point? This resulted i...

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How to Select a Fine Technical Manager

Most software developers want to be a team manager someday. Most software developers are utterly unqualified for such a position. Non-tec...

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The Single Best Source Control Model

Some best practices are so evident that nobody seems to be bothered to write about them. Just have a glance at the software d...

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Blog Post #100: Your Feedback Please!

Yes! I've made it to my 100th blog post, in just over four months. Who would have thought that, after my very first entry into the re...

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Book Review: Agile Project Management with Scrum

Jurgen! What's your opinion on Scrum books? For many agile practitioners, particularly the ScrumMasters among us, books by Ken Schwab...

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How to Create a Pre-Project Document

How Do You Initiate a Project?Do you just organize a kick-off meeting? With a friendly pat on the back by the customer, wishing your deve...

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A Tasty Team Building Exercise

Jurgen! How would you encourage team building? A good team building exercise which (at least to me) is preferable over helicopter droppin...

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Follow Your Mind, Not Your Rules

This article was a guest post on Raven’s Brain. I am publishing a copy here for completeness. Last week I drove all the way from Th...

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Tear Down Your Cubicle Walls

Jurgen! How do you feel about open office spaces? The thing I like most about an open office space is that it enables me to move people a...

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Lesson Learned: Automate Project Evaluations

Jurgen! We can never find the time to evaluate our projects. How do you manage your evaluations? Project evaluations (or retrospectives) ...

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Top Five Reasons Why Prince2 Sucks

Last week it happened again: one of our employees asked me to pay for Prince2 certification courses for our project managers. (I might ha...

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