Advice and services for tech startups and scaleups on marketing, product management, agility and software engineering. Run by @DaphneDeTroch and @dietr_ch.

Ghent, Belgium
Joined March 2017
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What are good ways to measure a development team's performance? In "Effective Metrics for Development Teams", I provide an alternative way of assessing how a team is doing without residing to vanity metrics: buff.ly/3Gbao1s #softwaredevelopment #leadership #agile #lean
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Today is another learning day. I'm present at Mini #XPdays2022, learning more about agile, lean and XP practices in and outside of software engineering.
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Being an entrepreneur, we often go the extra mile. But after a while, we start to feel more and more emotionally worn-out and drained. Are you tired? And would you like to sustainably restore or maintain your energy level? Discover our latest article.
After my last article, I often got the question: “How did you work on restoring your energy, and do you have some tips or quick wins I could use?”. I went ahead and compiled the most valuable tips and tricks I received and discovered. Here are my tips: buff.ly/3wsPTZI
After my last article, I often got the question: “How did you work on restoring your energy, and do you have some tips or quick wins I could use?”. I went ahead and compiled the most valuable tips and tricks I received and discovered. Here are my tips: buff.ly/3wsPTZI
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My talk ADHDeveloper got selected for the Friday programme of the @xpdaysbenelux conference in September in Luxembourg. In half an hour, I will show how it is being a dev with ADHD, what I learned as a team lead, and how I applied those teachings in my personal life. 1/3
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A healthy body and a healthy mind are necessary to run a healthy business. Our founder @DaphneDeTroch shared her story. #business #healthylife #sustainablebusiness
We often forget to care for our body and mind when being super busy and focused on the business. Being an entrepreneur, I thought my energy level was limitless, and I just kept going. This was until my body and mind started to protest. Sharing my story: buff.ly/3ETZiNM
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We need to have a word about big processes and frameworks versus the power of tackling the elephant in the room.
When was the last time a bold process change or passiveness worked out for you as a founder or leader? Whether you want to improve the effectiveness of your teams, have better relationships with your clients, or align more among senior leadership or the founding team.
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Choosing between crafting well-architected software OR creating business value is a false dilemma. Creating business value is the point of building software. Crafting well-architected software enables a company to keep on doing this at a healthy and sustainable pace.
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Explain your manager the benefits of testing or TDD. Improved and gracefully evolving software architecture, avoiding regressions, tests as documentation, etc... If they don't understand, still do it. Sometimes it takes a while for people to understand what they need.
Pssst. I tell you a secret about software development: You don't need confirmation from a manager to write automated tests. A good one might encourage it, but it's a decision of your professional work process and the tools you use in your job to reach a certain goal.
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Thoughts on fixed processes and rules within (software development) teams. 👇
Are rigid or outdated rules and processes killing your company or team? Blindly following fixed processes or rules can harm a software development company more than it does good. Some examples: #softwaredevelopment #scrum #agile
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Don't fall for the trap of fixing symptoms rather than root causes for issues in your marketing, product or engineering teams. Only mitigating the root causes yields long-term advantages.
Being obsessed by maximum efficiency and productivity, we might forget to focus on actual problems instead of symptoms. Finding and solving the root cause of problems, delays and other inefficiencies is essential to move a company or team forward in a sustainable manner.
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Be wary of over-engineered test code. Excess inheritance, mixins or traits, and other clever tricks to "make the tests simpler" are often a symptom of design issues with the application code. Focus on your business code's design, and the tests will follow.
Replying to @jangiacomelli
A very close runner-up: a test suite that is so over-engineered with inheritance/mixins/... that itself needs to be untied before being able to substantially change the code it's testing. "Yes but DRY!" - Please spend time on designing your application code, not your tests.
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Companies and development teams have become accustomed to tragically low flow efficiency and accepted it as a fact of life. There are better ways. But they require breaking existing patterns, habits, and sometimes hierarchies. Dare to experiment.
If it takes me 5 minutes to rename a method and 1 hour to get a review and PR approval, that means wait to processing time ratio is 60/5=12, and flow efficiency is only 7.7%. Do you really think that a system this inefficient is incentivizing refactoring and small steps? 1/4
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Learning day, again. First time attending the wonderful #XPdaysBenelux with so many nice talks. Thanks to the speakers and thanks for organising! And yes, that is @YvesHanoulle's latest book #TFTaT in the picture. 😉
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Last Thursday, we had our #DataOps Ghent Meetup about Industry 4.0. If you could not make it, have a look at the talks of @pozyxLabs, @Azumuta & @factry_io on our YouTube, and subscribe if you want to stay up-to-date. 🔗 buff.ly/3DKlNU2. See you at the next edition!
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Introducing our next speaker from @Azumuta! Join us this Thursday for interesting talks on data caption, by man or machine, in industry 4.0 and more. 📆 18 Nov 21. 📍 QLT, Ghent RSVP on: buff.ly/3oyXCkW #dataops #meetup #industry40
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📣 Announcing our second speaker of the next week's Meetup: CEO of @factry_io, Jeroen! 🏭 Topic: implementation of IIot and collecting data from industrial machines, equipment and IT systems. 📆 18 Nov 21. 📍 QLT, Ghent (BE) RSVP required on: meetup.com/nl-NL/DataOps-Ghe…
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📣 We'd like to introduce our first speaker: @pozyxLabs CEO, Samuel! 🎤 With use cases on collecting and analysing hyper-accurate positioning data and how indoor localisation can enable smart manufacturing. 📅 18 Nov 21 📍 QLT, Ghent (BE) RSVP here: meetup.com/nl-NL/DataOps-Ghe…
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We are excited to co-organise and sponsor the next physical @DataOpsGhent meetup about Industry 4.0 & DataOps. 👇
What do #Industry40 and #DataOps have in common? Time to find out at our next DataOps Ghent Meetup! On November 18th, we'll have talks by leaders of Industry 4.0 companies - @pozyxLabs, @Azumuta and @factry_io - along with networking and food & drinks. RSVP below!
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