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What makes you happy?

This is a blog about Agile Project Management, not about Mindfullness or other personal development themes. What makes you happy – within your project. It’s not just about software development where Agile is very common, but also about other projects, for example in accountancy.  At Braindumplabs we close every sprint (period of development activity) with a ‘Retrospective’, a team meeting in which we express how we view our …

Head in the Cloud!

Cloud is one of the biggest buzzwords of the last decade. But what is Cloud, what can we do with it and how does it impact my business? What is the purpose of Cloud? Cloud technology is all about taking away burdens on IT level. The technology existed for quite some time, but now there is a name for it. …

Agile in an auditing firm – recap

Agile is a project methodology. Agile is een projectmethodiek. Unlike traditional project methodologies, Agile does not have a tight hierarchy, no detailed long-term planning and no fixed budget. Agile is often applied in software development. At Braindumplabs we work agile as well. In software development ‘scope creep’ is a mayor risk. Gradually, more and more functionalities are added to the …

Agile in an auditing-firm – Oh no! Budget overruns!

In previous blog posts I introduced Agile project management for auditing firms. Agile is a methodology often applied in software development. The concept behind Agile is that over time requirements change, some features loose their importance and teams are self-managing using customer input. In auditing projects are also executed in teams. These teams are in a way self-managing and an …

Agile in an auditing firm – documentation

The previous post was the first in a series about Agile project management in accountancy. Agile is a methodology that is often used in software development. The main principles behind the concept are the constant change in requirements, not every requirement has the same importance and the team is self-managing. In auditing projects there is also a team working in …

Agile in an auditing firm

We work ‘Agile’ at Braindumplabs. Agile is as a Project Management Methodology very common in software development. Since I’m not a developer myself, it took me some time to get used to the way of working, the vocabulary and all the rituals. It’s all ‘refinement’, ‘sprint’, ‘ standup’ and ‘retrospective at our headquarters. Short term tasks are planned in great …

The customer is always right?

Many companies pad themselves on the back for ‘customer intimacy’. In retail and hospitality customer satisfaction is very important. Online stores like Amazon and Zalando make the difference in the ‘experience’ and customer satisfaction. But how about employee satisfaction and employee user experience? When it comes to risk mitigation and project management the one that pays the bill isn’t necessarily …