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Sustainable change requires architecture of technology and organization

A desire to improve. Each organization I have met is searching for new ways to do better. A higher quality of their product. Optimize their process to deliver software quicker. A caveat however is that organizations are typically focused on technology. Learning new skills, introducing new tools. Yes, they have their benefits. They can make your product better or improve the process. However, if you are solely focusing on the technology you only reap part of the benefits. In worst case you are even actively harm the organization.  Making the technology process more sustainable  Nicole Forsgren, the lead researcher of the State of DevOps reports, puts it in this...

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Improving the quality of software delivery utilizing technology, process and people

Each organization involved in creating software eventually has a need to deliver that software. It is what we call the software delivery process. Typically, software delivery starts at the moment that a developer has written code locally and wants to publish it. Or, as Martin Fowler puts it: From the developer finishing the feature to getting that feature into production. At Qxperts, we have a more holistic view on software delivery.

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Regain focus on strategic software delivery

When leading an IT department you are faced with numerous challenges across the board. Whilst attracting and retaining IT talent is one of the biggest challenge, it is often paired with the challenge of understanding and displaying the value of the IT department towards the organisation. So, let’s look at some ideas to regain a focus on strategic software delivery. By dedicating attention on reflection and finding areas of improvement, we can provide better conditions to succeed and contribute to the goals of the business.

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The importance of including a social perspective in technology

Prior to starting my new job as a Tech Lead at Worth, I had a couple of weeks of free time. During that time, it was a perfect moment to reflect on a couple of things. One of these things being the various projects that I have worked on. While reflecting on these projects, I became curious about what I liked about the ones that were a success, and what I disliked about the ones that turned out to be a failure. Of course, there’s often not a single reason why a project is either a success or a failure....

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Offering a place to developers new to the field

Many tech organisations are currently searching for new developers. Diving into the requirements for applicants in any given vacancy, it often requires the candidate to have an extensive experience in a language or work experience.  But, what if you don’t have any or little experience. What if you are new to the field, just out of college or a coding bootcamp. In the last six months I got the possibility to develop a starters program for my employer Coolblue. A program that aims to provide a place for developers that just finished a computer science related education or followed a...

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