Leverage development methodologies, personal experience, and the values of agile software craftsmanship into a competitive advantage. Every project is unique, so adapt your approach to make it work for you.
- Overcome challenges with collaborative thinking
- Ensure the code speaks your business language
- Identify bottlenecks in your value chain
- Speed up through relentless focus on quality
I tend to think about problems as challenges to be solved on a conceptual level, before jumping into the nitty-gritty process of working towards a tangible result. My analytical skills, and the ability to look at things as pieces of a larger puzzle, are of significant value to the teams I join.
Foremost, I am a professional who is known to "speak truth to power". I often challenges ideas, but will defend the collaborative decisions towards my subordinates or more junior team members.
I love helping people grow, and have a strong preference for positions that include collaboration, coaching others, or that focus on improving the day-to-day working life of my colleagues and customers.
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Can you teach programming without code?Instead of starting the journey of your students by familiarizing them with the syntax and quirks of the programming language of your choice, teach them to solve problems in the way you would solve them in code. With very small, discrete, steps that are executed sequentially to get to a result.
Why should you be concerned about the rise of the Agile Empire?Around the turn of the century a lot of things were looking promising: the music was energetic, computers started to be cool, and people in software development got to live out their fantasies of being dark wizards of cyberspace. Life was good, people were happy, but it did not stay this way for long.
What people say about me
Stijn is a creative mind who likes to explore the problem domain. An out-of the box thinker who brings on inventive solutions. Stijn is motivated by action, getting things done, with a…Senior Kotlin / Java Developer
It’s rare that you come across standout talent like Stijn. "Outstandingly efficient" is the thought that comes to mind when I think about him. I had the pleasure of knowing Stijn for almost…Frontend Developer
- I really like working with Stijn. He is very punctual, always positive and he always thinks about what's best for the company!IT Talent Manager
- Stijn has been a wonderful colleague and team leader. He is a great example of hard-working and motivated supervisor.Business Analyst
I learned a lot from working with Stijn during our time when he was technical lead at the Flemish government. This has given solid experience for further personal growth. I would recommend…Java Developer
When working with Stijn, you will quickly notice his most important attitude towards his work: "PASSION".Deal Delivery Manager / Application Manager