Experts opinion: De Opdrachtgever – Nieuw leiderschap binnen de overheid

Blog by Henny Portman, Edwin van Dieën heeft met zijn boek De Opdrachtgever – Nieuw leiderschap binnen de overheid op heldere wijze inzicht gegeven in het opdrachtgeverschap binnen de overheid. Wat is het verschil tussen een bestuurlijk en een ambtelijk opdrachtgever? Hoe lopen de lijnen van opdrachtnemer (projectleider) naar opdrachtgever?…

Experts opinion: Worrying interpretations of Scrum

By Gunther Verheyen Manager – Worrying interpretations of Scrum At an Agile event I attended recently the speaker surveyed the audience about the 9 elements that form Scrum. My suspicion was immediately raised with mentioning of “9”. It only got worse when the speaker came up with: It got me wondering how many…

Service Integration and Management (SIAM) Foundation BoK – in 3 minutes

Service integration and management (SIAM) is a management approach for environments that include more than one supplier of services. It has evolved over the last decade and is now rapidly growing in popularity. Until recently, if you ask ten people to define SIAM, you’d get ten different answers. It’s one…

The Open Group IT4IT™ Standard – in 3 minutes

1 Title/Current Version IT4IT™ Reference Architecture Version 2.1, an Open Group Standard 2 The Basics The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture is a standard reference architecture for managing the business of IT. It uses a value chain approach to create a model of the functions that IT performs to help…

Experts opinion: Product Owner role summary

By Gunther Verheyen Manager – What does a Product Owner do? The Product Owner brings the business perspective to the software product being created and sustained into a Scrum Team. The Product Owner represents all stakeholders, internal and external, to the Development Team. Although a Product Owner is likely to have various strategic…

The Operating Model Canvas for Zara

Zara, located in Northern Spain, was one of the first providers of ‘fast fashion’. Recognizing that fashions change quickly, the company developed a tightly linked design, manufacturing and retailing system based on replenishing stores twice per week from central distribution centers, mostly located in Spain. A garment manufactured in India…