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Hans Mulder

Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.

Advice Articles

Balance Goal

Hans Mulder suggests you balance so requirements do not get over weighted in one area.


The Standish Group suggests you read Crapola.

Design Debt

Hans says you should clearly convey the cost for maintenance of programs to the decision-makers for projects. 

Design Debt Approach

Hans suggest you use a design debt approach. 

Designs by Felon

The Standish Group suggests you read Café CHAOS blog post Designs by Felon.

Dutch Treat

The Standish Group suggests you read Café CHAOS blog post Dutch Treat.

Goal Focus

Hans Mulder suggests focus on strategic goals in general. 

Managing Expectations

Hans Mulder suggests that managing expectations is crucial.

Mean it

Hans Mulder suggests deliver more is done when expectations are kept low.

Mitigating Risk

Hans Mulder suggests you should consider the risk of each requirement.

Over Promising

Hans Mulder suggests over promising is the last thing one should do when trying to optimize scope.


Hans Mulder suggests that it is important to foster the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with ownership of a project. 


Hans Mulder suggests that preparation: is a key in establishing ownership.

Rank Complexity

Hans Mulder suggests you rank the complexity 

Rank Goal

Hans Mulder suggests you rank which means a position in the hierarchy or to put in order of importance.

Rate Goal

Hans Mulder suggests you rate, which means to quantify a function, program or project based on a standard.

Rating Complexity

Hans Mulder suggests you rate complexity.


Hans Mulder suggests that responsibility is making everyone accountable for their area of tasks and expertise.


Hans Mulder suggests that roles of each member must be known to each other.

Small Projects: Like Riding a Bicycle

The Standish Group suggests you read Café CHAOS blog post: Small projects: Like Riding a Bicycle by Hans Mulder & Jim Johnson.

Speedy News

Hans Mulder suggests it is essential to creating and maintaining expectations with speedy and constant news.

Ticking Time Bomb

Hans suggests you think of design debt as a ticking time bomb. 

To Catch a Thief

Hans Mulder suggests the use of anti-plagiarism software to detect intellectual property misuse or theft.

Your Best Friend

Hans Mulder suggests you make users your best friend.

Your Worst Enemy

Hans Mulder suggests you do not make users your worst enemy.

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