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The Republic is not what it once was. The Senate is full of greedy, squabbling delegates. There is no interest in the common good. The Da...

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Optimize Communication, Throw the Boss Out

It is well-known that difficult goals are best achieved when people work in small teams of under ten people. Various agile methods were c...

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Don’t Waste Your Time with Twitter

I'm a Twitter fan, like many others. But besides tweeting, I also like reading, writing, eating, coding, socializing, and ehm… ...

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The Second NOOP.NL Rerun…

So, what do you do when you're a prolific blogger, and you're faced with no backlog of articles, too little time to write a new p...

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Great Managers Have No Secrets

In an earlier post I wrote that most problems in software projects are the result of bad communication, and that good communication is th...

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What Is the Mission of Your Project?

In my previous blog post I claimed that software projects have no intrinsic goals. They simply exist. The stakeholders in a project can h...

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Your Software Project Has No Goal

Human beings, organizations and software projects share one important thing: they have no intrinsic goals. The goal of something that eme...

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Top 100 Blogs for Developers (Q1 2009)

Note: The newest edition of this list is available here! Ladies and gentlemen, today I proudly present a brand new edition of the Top 100...

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The NOOP.NL Road Show

One of my resolutions for 2009 is not just to write, but to talk as well. It's easy to disagree with experts from my lazy chair. But ...

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Where There’s People, There’s Problems

This article was first published as a guest post on Chris Spagnuolo's EdgeHopper. I re-publish it here for your convenience, and to k...

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Communication = Information * Relationships

Have you noticed that problems in software projects are (almost) always the result of lack of good communication? (Some would argue it is...

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OK, Maybe Prince2 Sucks Less Than I Thought

Yesterday I did a Scrum presentation for a group of Minions of The Dark Side: people from the Dutch PRINCE2 User Group. I had expected th...

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