Unveiling the Cloud: Understanding Cloud Solutions and Their Transformative Role

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, the concept of “cloud solutions” has emerged as a cornerstone of technological advancement, driving innovation and efficiency across various sectors. But what exactly are cloud solutions? How do they work, and what roles do they play in transforming businesses and services? This article dives into the essence of cloud solutions, exploring their types, examples, and the pivotal roles they play in the modern digital ecosystem. Continue reading Unveiling the Cloud: Understanding Cloud Solutions and Their Transformative Role

Sustainable IT Architecture in a Modern Landscape

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

Understanding the importance of MBTI

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

Working in Corona times

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.
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Are we slowly killing Scrum?

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?

The team’s superhero

Help! We have a superhero in our team!

Some development teams have a member that always saves the day, can handle any error and write a fix for it. I’m talking about the person you go to when you’re stuck with a logical programming issue.

These people are amazing and really can save the day.

But there is a pitfall. At least, it depends on the person. In this article I am calling the superhero the saviour who enjoys the attention of saving the day. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that(! don’t get me wrong here), it might be unhealthy for the team. Continue reading The team’s superhero