BiPRO takes SOA to the next level!

The advocates of Service Orientation always pointed out that SOA comprises 50% technology and 50% business. At BiPRO this vision becomes true.
BiPRO is a standardization organization for the insurance industry. BiPRO has members from the entire market including well known insurance companies and agents. By standardizing services at the business level using proven technical standards, BiPRO . . . → Read More: BiPRO takes SOA to the next level!

Capacity Based Velocity Calculation for Dynamic Agile Teams

Traditionally the velocity (V) of agile teams is calculated as number of story points (SP) delivered per sprint. If our team is static, that means, it consists of the same or at least the same amount of people in each sprint we can get a velocity that really reflects the team performance.
Although highly desireable, from my . . . → Read More: Capacity Based Velocity Calculation for Dynamic Agile Teams

Understand your Team with SCARF

If you are a Scrum Master or coach you might sometimes wonder why people act and react the way they do.
The SCARF model can help you to understand which factors are driving peoples reactions.
The model lists factors that cause a reaction of either approach or avoid. The factors are:

Status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness

Here are some . . . → Read More: Understand your Team with SCARF

Team Complexity – The Underestimated Factor

Most people would agree to say that an IT project is complex if it has to cope with difficult technology and a challenging business context.
But it is not just technical complexity that threatens the success of a project. Team complexity is an important and often underestimated factor that highly affects the likelyness of success and failure . . . → Read More: Team Complexity – The Underestimated Factor

How to Link WSDL-Services To BPMN-Processes

Since BPMN2.0 it is not only possible to design processes but to also execute them using a process engine. The process flow has a appropriate visual representation in the standard. But executable processes are mostly data driven. They interact with external services and exchange data with them. In addition to that processes maintain their own internal . . . → Read More: How to Link WSDL-Services To BPMN-Processes

Windows Store Apps Training

As part of my ongoing certification I recently achieved the Microsoft Solutions Developer Windows Store Apps using HTML5 certification.

I am now entitled to deliver the official trainings from the Microsoft Official Curriculum such as:

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS
Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript
Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 . . . → Read More: Windows Store Apps Training

Agile Games Released

Today my Windows 8 app Agile Games passed the Microsoft certification process. It is now available in the Windows Store.

The app acts a a host of typical games that are utilized in agile projects. The first game is planning poker which can be now played by distributed teams over the internet. Other games will be added . . . → Read More: Agile Games Released

Create Interactive BPMN Models Using JavaScript

In this tutorial I would like to show how to visualize BPMN files in a web browser.
All we need is jQuery for easy DOM navigation, XMLJS to parse the BPMN file and Raphael to visualize it. Since BPMN version 2.0 the BPMN XML file contains additional diagram interchange information. This information together with the actual process . . . → Read More: Create Interactive BPMN Models Using JavaScript

Web Service Security on BiPRO Day

At the upcoming BiPRO day on 11.June 2013
I am going to give a presentation introducing the most important standards in the area of web service security. The aim is to show the purpose of the standards and how they work together to create secure and interoperable message based web service solutions.

About BiPRO day:
“Einmal im . . . → Read More: Web Service Security on BiPRO Day

Integrated Process Management with Open Source

If you ever tried to create an execution environment to automate business- or integration processes based on Open Source products, you know that this is not an easy task. Although Open Source products like Activiti or Apache Camel are of high quality, they do not run with production grade quality out-of-the-box. For serious usage scenarios typically . . . → Read More: Integrated Process Management with Open Source