Managing complex projects

Next Thursday, November 18th, there will be an event organised by Bits&Chips about managing complex projects. Sure, it will be mostly in Dutch but it will be interesting anyway.

The challenge for software projects is to increase the productivity significantly; not by 10% or 50% but with 10 to 100 times or more. Will current process improvement initiatives achieve that? I doubt it. In my opinion, we need to reduce the size of projects instead of increasing it, we need to replace manual work and communication by machine work.

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About Frank Schophuizen (fschop)

Hi, my name is Frank Schophuizen and I am working as a consultant in CM, Agile and ALM for TOPIC Embedded Systems. I have over 30 years experience in software development in the technology industry, with the last 15 years mainly in process improvement, deployment and integration of methods and tools in the area of CM, Agile development and ALM. I am strongly interested in the complexities of collaboration and integrations in multi-project and multi-site organizations. I have worked with various technology companies such as Philips, ASML, NXP and Vanderlande, and with various tool vendors such as IBM Rational (e.g. ClearCase, Synergy, Jazz products) as well as open source tools (e.g. SVN, Git, Jenkins, Trac, Eclipse). I am living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with my wife. We have 3 adult children. My main hobbies are classical music and photography.
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