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  1. Sharing knowledge and starting discussions using lightning talks

    May 11, 2016 7:48 AM - by Freek Lijten - 0 comments

    Since lots of people at Procurios work in multi-disciplinary teams it is not uncommon to have only one or two direct colleagues that perform exactly the same tasks as yourself. A threat to this approach is knowledge on a certain discipline never goes beyond the virtual walls of an agile-team. Other disciplines have other challenges. Our servicedesk for instance is quite large and not everyone can share every bit of knowledge with every other employee. To share knowledge accross these boundaries most disciplines organize lightning talks.

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  2. Three eventstorming workshops - a report

    April 13, 2016 7:56 AM - by Freek Lijten - 1 comment

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    Since we learned of event storming at Procurios it felt like an interesting tool to me. Several teams started experimenting and using it for two main reasons. Getting to know the customers business and helping the customer realise that their business is much more complex than they always assumed.

    To help everyone in the company understand what we mean when we talk about event storming Pim and I organised a series of three workshops open to any employee. Bonus? I got three free tries at facilitating and learned loads.

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  3. Experiencing a Coding Dojo

    April 6, 2016 7:54 AM - by Freek Lijten - 0 comments

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    Last night I attended a Coding Dojo meetup organised by Matthias Noback of IBuildings. Since this is one of the things that I've always wanted to organise but never got around to at Procurios, I happily jumped at the occasion and visited the fruit of someone else's labour. This is a short report of the night.

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  4. Fostering change using experiments over opinions

    March 25, 2016 8:43 AM - by Freek Lijten - 0 comments


    Change is important. Change is what keeps us motivated, helps us solve problems, makes us realise we messed up horribly (change back!) and generally makes for an exiting environment. There are a lot of things holding back change however. First of all, everyone has an opinion. On everything. Discussions on how to change generally cripple any actual progress.

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  5. Inheritance, composition and the meaning of "is a"

    October 16, 2015 1:20 PM - by Freek Lijten - 1 comment


    So I watched this talk by Sandi Metz dealing with the "Null object pattern", composition, inheritance and general Object Oriented design principles. It was really nice and you can see it here on youtube. The whole talk was great but there was one part that really struck me. I want to emphasize that part in this blog to spread the word. Basically: watch the talk. If you want to know what I liked in particular, come back or stick around :)

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