I spend lots of time with the horses in my spare time. We live in Apeldoorn on the Veluwe, almost on the edge of the forest and we spend a lot of time in nature. You’ll often find me there together with our border collie, Sam. My wife and kids are the people for whom I’ll do anything.
Proud? Of my kids, of course; my son who works as a freelancer in healthcare and my daughter who does a fantastic job training horses. It’s her dream to end up doing this professionally. And I’m also proud of ValueBlue. It’s great to see how we manage to convince our customers of the benefits of using BlueDolphin.
I’ve got real faith in this product
My motto: A fool with a tool is still a fool. It’s great to have a good tool, but learning to work with it (together!) is what makes working with it so successful. With clients I often use the maxim when making an architectural visualization: “What story do you want to tell?”. For example, to explain the need for an automation to a manager, you create a different picture than the picture for a technical application manager in order to do that, which contains lots more detail.
In 5 years’ time, I see ValueBlue as the top player in the field of Enterprise Architecture tools. I really believe in this product. Not only because I use it as a consultant, but especially because I see it working in practice.
BlueDolphin is a really fantastic tool; make visualizations on the same subject in different phases. The first stage is decision making. An issue is identified or a need for an innovation. This will require a change and an investment. We start here with a visualization of the issue for management. When the management is convinced of the need for the improvement to be implemented and commits itself to financing, the next phase begins: working out the change, usually by making a picture of the current situation and the desired situation i.e. where we are now and where we want to be? That picture acts as input for discussions with stakeholders. If they agree, the pictures are used again in the realization phase. This way you can see that BlueDolphin plays a different role in each phase. It’s fantastic.