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  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 08:45

    Managing remote, globally distributed teams, is no easy task. During the past 10 years I have seen all sides of this role, good and bad. I want to share some of the competencies I think are fundamental to be an effective remote team manager.

    1. Empathy

    I see empathy as ones ability to place oneself in...

  • Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:27

    1. From working agile to living agile
    A lot of organizations found that agile processes support offshore collaboration. We hire some agile consultants , train our people, make some handbooks and voila ‘we work agile’. 
     
    Agile is a popular term today. People sense they miss out if they don’t work agile. So they say ‘we are agile, we follow scrum, our processes are agile’. 
    Agility basically means...
  • Wed, 02/18/2015 - 16:00

    One recurring theme in software development is ‘requirements’. This seems to be one of the most challenging starting point of any software development project. My experience is that the crucial point is ‘explaining what you have in mind, what you want to achieve’. Now I see...

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:12

    I read about the IBM and TCS layoffs. Everest Group did an interesting analysis of both cases: http://www.everestgrp.com/2015-02-the-truth-in-ibm-and-tcs-layoffs-and-what-it-means-to-services-industry-customers-and-providers-sherpas-in-blue-shirts-16509.html

    A short excerpt that I address in this blog...

  • Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:38

    Many organisations outsource their software development. After decades of experience, it is still a challenge to find and select the right provider and get your ideas implemented as you envision.The recently launched marketplace Ekipa.co changes this. 

    Based on over 10 years experience...