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Five tips for successfully dealing with challenging periods in your career

In my article “Five lessons learned on leadership in an Open Organization” I described my personal journey of moving into my first people management role at Red Hat. I also shared some of my best practices around leadership and approaches towards making a team successful in an Open Organization. Back then, I could not believe […]

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How to scale knowledge transfer and keep your daily business

In this document I describe one possible approach to scale the knowledge around a new technology into the organisation. I will show a way which is flexible enough to meet the personal needs. But which is managed enough to not leave people alone. And shield your staff from the daily business but on the other side avoid an impact to it.

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A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

We explore Open Source as a Strategic Framework and how it is genuinely addressing Digital Sovereignty at various levels

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A Primer on Digital Sovereignty & Open Source

Part I of II – Exploring the Digital Sovereignty narrative Motivation and authority on the matter  For 3 decades I have been into Enterprise IT, designing, implementing and maintaining solutions at various layers of the “Digital Stack”. I did so always with a full life cycle perspective in mind and have lived and learned through […]

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Bobbycar Part 1- Building a cloud-native IoT architecture with modern Red Hat technologies

Introduction In this article series we are going to build together a sample cloud-native IoT architecture, called Bobbycar, based on the Red Hat OpenShift Container platform and a lot of other relevant technologies. The first part of the series should provide you with the necessary background on IoT-, Edge- and Cloud Computing and also briefly […]

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From Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy to Business Infrastructure as a Platform – Part II of II

It is still about you: 
We want to expand our view from the discussed question in Part I on:
How you can ensure that you establish a good, long term strategy for your business
to:
how to build a solid foundation that matches your individual business model, providing just the right level of standardisation & Freedom in implementing business processes and IT.

Now, In part II We’ll Extend and finalise the framework, that intends to help you how a Business-IT Platform could look like with focus to to adjust your individual investments in that area to the optimal level.

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Six months being an Open Sourcerer

How we came here Everyday we get in touch with the hottest trends in IT, try out thrilling (new) Open Source projects, and hear from our customers about the business perspective on technology. This has been happening for years now. We realized that all this knowledge and experience was more or less distributed across our […]

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Happy Easter from the Open Sourcerers Team!

Picture by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Today is Easter Monday and the Open Sourcerers Team wants to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Easter. We do hope that even in our current situation you can find the opportunity to enjoy this holiday and recharge your batteries in the midst of family and […]

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From Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy to Business Infrastructure as a Platform – Part I of II

This is about you: How you can ensure that you establish a good, long term strategy for your business. How that helps to build a solid foundation of business execution and how to invest in the right level of standardisation and underlying Enterprise and IT architecture.

We introduce Enterprise as a Strategy and add insights in whether and what to consider to enable your individual Enterprise Architecture on state of the art technology.”

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Beginners Guide: Wardley Maps

Why and how I considered Wardley Maps a perfect tool to foster a good strategic alignment from leadership to execution and from business strategy to organisational execution.
Wikipedia says: “A Wardley map is a map of the structure of a business or service, mapping the components needed to serve the customer or user. Wardley maps are named after Simon Wardley who created the technique at Fotango in 2005 having created the evolutionary framing the previous year.”