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Serge Beaumont

Serge's career was always a mix of Agile and Software Development (JEE/XP/Scrum) until 2007 when he was asked for his first full Agile Consultancy assignment. He is now a full-time Agile Coach. Serge is a CSP and trains Certified Scrum Master courses with Jeff Sutherland and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses with Arlen Bankston. Through his assignments, Serge's expertise is in large corporate agile adoptions and Product Ownership. He has coached organizations like Albumprinter, Ericsson, bol.com, Albert Heijn and Triodos Bank. Serge combines enthusiasm and deep knowledge of software engineering, agile processes and human nature with a pragmatic approach that allows him to tailor agile to a wide array of situations and organizations.
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Understand the engineering mindset to create a good engineering culture

Posted by Serge Beaumont on Jun 18, 2018 2:59:39 PM

In the previous post I stated that there is more need for engineering talent, and that there is a war on talent going on which will only increase. However, we see many organisations that have trouble hiring engineers, and even then there is a high chance that these new hires leave within a year - sometimes even within a month. The reason is that those organisations do not provide the right environment - they do not understand the engineer’s mindset. In this part of this series we will talk about what the engineering mindset is.

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Topics: Agile Software Development

A good engineering culture is crucial to compete in the digital age

Posted by Serge Beaumont on Apr 23, 2018 3:52:49 PM
In the digital age, all organizations need to become IT companies because it has become a driving force for value. This has lead to a much higher demand for good IT engineers. The other challenge is that many organizations have not considered themselves to be an IT company and have no experience with IT. How do they attract and retain top engineering talent and give them the ecosystem to excel? This series of four posts discusses why we need a good engineering culture, what engineers personally want and need, how to set up a good engineering ecosystem and how to scale it.

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Topics: Agile Software Development