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  • Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

    Retrospectives help teams to learn from their experiences and improve continuously. In this interview Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about how to balance flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying agile retrospectives for continuous improvement.

  • HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

    by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

    This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users, a compendium of topics that derive from our more than four years of agile and scrum practices at the Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's busiest ports.

  • Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

    by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

    The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean. An interview about the different agile methodologies that were covered, on using agile for innovation and how events where organizations share their experiences can help the industry to adopt agile practices.

Culture is the True North - Scaling at Jimdo

Posted by Arne Roock on  Apr 24, 2014

A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014

This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. 1

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: The Story of an Improvement Journey

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Feb 10, 2014

A story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation, with step-by-step information on how to run Kanban kick-starts and assessments to install a culture of continuous improvements in the enterprise. 2

Spreading CMMI Practices among Agile Teams in Big Organizations

Posted by Nicolás Afonso Alonso on  Dec 16, 2013

Agile and CMMI complement each other well. Big organizations with self-organized teams can achieve technical maturity levels, by using a common metalanguage and a good-practices catalog. 1

Agile at the Office of Personnel Management

Posted by Richard Cheng on  Nov 30, 2010

Federal Government projects are known for being large and lasting a long time. Some projects go through repeated resets. OPM decided to learn from the past and do things differently.

JetBrains Developer Tools

Posted by Michael Hunger on  Nov 25, 2010

JetBrains is one of the few companies that thrives selling developer tools. In this interview you get some insight in their strategies, current and new products and future plans. 5

Introducing New Technology in Agile

Posted by Paritosh Ranjan on  Sep 14, 2010

This article combines the case-study experience of the author and a general decision-making framework for agile teams facing the challenge of introducing a new technology, mid-stream in a project. 5

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