Managing a Technical Debt Portfolio

Technical debt is a natural byproduct of every successful software system. Great teams learn how to use technical debt to their advantage to improve time to market and balance short-term gains with long term pains. This talk

How Improvisation Boosts Creativity and Collaboration

Improvisation Theatre and energiser techniques can improve creativity, collaboration, communication and team spirit within teams. Get inspired by experiencing it yourself and learn how these techniques can boost any team and organization and why it should be

The Dehumanization of Agile and Objects

It can easily be argued that agile grew out of the spirit of object orientation: its focus on change, on anthropomorphism, and on people. Alan Kay saw objects as a way for people to connect with their

Stigmergy: Ants, Self-Organization & Large Scale Collaboration

Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different

Portfolio Planning and Prioritisation at Scale

This talk is about how to do portfolio planning and prioritization at scale based on experiences within one of the largest banks in The Netherlands. I’ll elaborate on practices we developed, show examples and discuss how we