In today’s digital age, the significance of sustainable IT architecture and its relevance in a modern tech landscape cannot be overstated. This article delves into the idea of modern sustainable IT infrastructure, its alignment with green tech initiatives, and the driving reasons behind its rising prevalence.
What is Modern Sustainable IT Architecture?
Modern sustainable IT architecture refers to the design and deployment of IT systems and structures that focus on environmental responsibility and resource efficiency throughout their life cycle. From hardware selection, software development, deployment, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning, sustainable IT aims for minimal environmental impact. These systems are designed to be energy-efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive long-term impact on the environment. Continue reading Sustainable IT Architecture in a Modern Landscape
Do you have a list of complaints? You wish that your colleagues would understand better what you are going through. Or, for example, do you think people at work don’t take into account your full potential and possibilities?
The strength of MBTI
MBTI can help you to understand each other better. It is an assessment tool that separates people into 16 personality types. Each type has features, which distinguish it from others. This helps us to see strengths and weaknesses in real life and at work. The knowledge of differences will change the way we perceive ourselves and our relationships with others like family or friends or colleagues or bosses etc. Continue reading Understanding the importance of MBTI
You probably noticed that during summer vacations, items don’t fly to that ‘done’ column. In most cases, this is due to the absence of people. Not only the development team but also Product Owners take a vacation too.
This might directly lead to more blocking issues. *yikes*. Continue reading Iterating during summer
Most people in IT are working from home, or are very little at the office, during these Corona times. Myself, I’ve been a part of the teams, as the architect and/or coach, creating multiple MVP applications in a matter of days, for the Flemish government, to support companies survive this financial disaster by allowing them to request premiums.
Pulled out of the comfort zone of seeing a colleague’s face on a daily base, to an online video chat mimicking that feeling. The balance between working/personal life is put under pressure. Some people had their kids at home while still working.
Continue reading Working in Corona times
Treasure hunters is a theme you can use to make the retrospective even more fun. As the team uses the sprint goal as their treasure, they will highlight events within the iteration that were positive or negative and had an influence on the outcome of the iteration. Continue reading Treasure hunters
I often get the question from people that are starting a project how much time the Product Owner will spend on the project. Yes, this question mostly comes from the client side if the PO is assigned by them.
Being the Product Owner is a full time job.
Continue reading Being the Product Owner is a full time job
A team member that feels comfortable will speak his mind, leading to big advantages: the cause of a certain delay being found, the reason why a person was underperforming at one time,…
We often underestimate the value of these advantages. It doesn’t have to be hard to make people feel a bit more at home. Continue reading Creating a safe space
Emotional retrospecting is me trying to stimulate participants into talking more from a personal and emotional point of view.
So how did you feel about that? What did that do to you?
I have seen teams growing and understanding each other more after everyone heard what a certain event actually did to that person.
Continue reading Emotional retrospecting
Working in a team means a couple of things:
- Figuring out who can help you with what and vice versa.
- Exposing your strengths and weaknesses to others.
- … And many more
When working together, it feels like you’re in a relationship, which it basically is. All good relationships have fundaments created together. It should not always be work. Doing fun things together thickens that bond.
Continue reading Playing games
Most companies I’ve seen implementing an Agile framework, are using Scrum.
I believe that Scrum is commonly used due to the fact that it’s pretty strict.
Meaning: You will do the Daily Scrum daily and according to its three key topics. You will have a retrospective at the end of each sprint and also come out with improvements that you can implement in the next iteration.
Companies that love processes, steps, following plans,… are likely to move towards Scrum for these reasons. At least from what I’ve seen. Continue reading Are we slowly killing Scrum?