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Standardized IT-platforms are essential for Business Agility

February 21, 2012

There’s a lot to do about Business Agility in our line of work (I realize I do a large assumption here, but I guess a save one). Software Development is more and more about facilitating change for the business. This is, as I see it, an essential move forward. But when looking at agility, we […]

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Agile Software versus Agile Software Development

August 5, 2011

We’ve talked about it here before; Agile Software is not the same thing as Agile Software Development. Of course, one of the hottest topics possible these days in Agile Software Development. Recently we even learned that Agile Software Development has become the mainstream development method. But this is not why we develop. It’s just the […]

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Agility as a Goal, not as Means

December 14, 2010

Agile. Within the Software Development business we look at the principle mostly as a way to deliver functional solutions to the business. Agile Software Development. But rarely we look at the solution itself to be agile. Is this the right way to look at our business? Isn’t the solution itself the highest goal? (Which, in […]

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Is Business Architecture really the Basis of it All?

August 10, 2010

In most Enterprise Architecture frameworks the Business Architecture drives the Information Architecture. But is this completely accurate? Didn’t we gain some new insights over the past few years. Information, and especially technology (or IT) Architecture can drive the Business Architecture, creating new and previously unimagined possibilities for organizations. Modern IT isn’t anymore about offering the […]

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Agile Enterprise Architecture: Two Way Traffic

July 30, 2010

Yesterday evening, my new Whitebook about Agile Enterprise Architecture (see here, in Dutch) got published. In this Whitebook I pointed out that developing Enterprise Architecture is a Two Way process. And that it should be build Agile. First of all, a Business Case should be leading in the choices that are made in the architecture. […]

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CreativITy and the Pragmatic Project

June 13, 2010

CreativITy – Fontys Venlo – The Pragmatic Project – 26 May 2010 View more presentations from Douwe Pieter van den Bos. The principles of Agile Software Development are known to most of us, but how we put them into action can be the tough challenge. At the second session I had on CreativITy at the […]

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