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True architects understand the art of omission and know where to dig deeper

System architects provide focus, overview and results in complex development projects. This means value for customers and euros for their own business. We ask Gerrit Muller, founder of the Sysarch training courses at High Tech Institute, about the secrets of good system architects.

Headlines

Lionix helps ETH to scale quantum computer
Imec and Ximea partnership brings new hyperspectral camera into focus
CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society
Qutech and co want to quantum-connect the Randstad
Neways acquiesces to automotive angst, axes 250
Academic Startup Competition announces its top 10
Ebusco and Rocsys link up for automated bus depots

A pressure cooker for software talent

Still eager to learn, even after an extended bachelor and two masters, Tom Vrancken signed up for the PDEng Software Technology program. In two years of different projects with different companies, he’s gaining the experience that otherwise would have taken him 10-15 years to get in industry.

In other news

ASML 8th best-perceived global brand (Future Brand Index)
NASA prototypes an all-electric aircraft (EE Times)
Please remain calm while the robot swabs your nose (The Verge)

Beyond Agile

As business agility and all its enablers, such as agile software development, are critical for long-term business success, going beyond Agile is the only reasonable thing to do,