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  • What Machine Learning Can Learn from DevOps

    The fact that machine learning development focuses on hyperparameter tuning and data pipelines does not mean that we need to reinvent the wheel or look for a completely new way. According to Thiago de Faria, DevOps lays a strong foundation: culture change to support experimentation, continuous evaluation, sharing, abstraction layers, observability, and working in products and services.

  • Applying Agile for Developing Industrial Machinery

    This is the story of a company developing industrial machinery products that became an organization with cross-functional teams using agile. Most important to their success are the people, from the new roles of product owner and scrum master, adapted to the industrial context, to the development teams that are learning self-organization, and the stakeholders involved in supporting the teams.

  • The New Killer Apps: Teamwork and Weak Signal Detection Lessons from the Military

    There are a lot of great teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military that can help forward-leaning leaders create the organizational agility and safety they need to survive and thrive on their own terms in this VUCA world. This article explores how teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military are becoming “The New Killer Apps.”

  • Scaling Agile in a Data-Driven Company

    The IT department of Cerved Group experimented with Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, and Nexus, to learn what works for them and fine-tune and continuously improve their way of working. In their transformation, they focused on the culture and mindset to cultivate high-performing teams, to improve the quality of products for customers, and to help managers transforming themselves in servant leaders.

  • Scaling Autonomy at Zalando

    Autonomy isn't something you can just give to a team, it’s something that teams learn and earn over time. It has to come with accountability to amplify working towards a purpose. At Zalando, creating the right architecture and organizational structure reduced the amount of alignment needed and freed up the energy to be more thorough where alignment is needed.

  • Scrum The Toyota Way

    Toyota Connected uses Scrum combined with the Toyota Production System to deliver Lean Production, enabling teams to deliver rapid PDCA cycles. Scrum of Scrums, Meta Scrum, and the chief product owner, are some of the approaches used to scale Scrum for multiple teams and products. Agility is not the goal. It’s a result, an outcome.

  • Ajey Gore on Small Teams Making a Big Difference and Effective Outsourcing

    Ajay Gore will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia on his experiences working across multiple cultures, outsourcing for the right reasons and how small teams who have end-to-end responsibility for their products enable scaling and growth.

  • Agile Transformation at Ericsson

    Applying complex systems thinking, growing the agile mindset through storytelling, and visualizing the interplay; these are some of the things that drove the agile transformation at Ericsson. Having a leadership team that fully embraced agility, an independent group of agile coaches, and doing frequent retrospectives in the leadership team ensured that the transformation stayed on track.

  • The Future-Ready Organization: An Interview with Agile Manifesto Co-Author Arie Van Bennekum

    Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto and Thought Leader, Arie van Bennekum is probably one of the rare co-authors of the Agile Manifesto who never lost touch with the essence of agile. To become agile, people and organizations must shift to a totally different paradigm. Arie designed an Integrated Agile Transformation Model, a proven approach to transforming organizations to new agile paradigms.

  • How Technology Is Impacting the Future of Work through Fragmentation

    One of the side effects of technology’s evolution is that it fragments existing architectures and creates new structures in the process. AI and Blockchain are currently doing this, but this pattern has been seen before and will continue as tech evolves. According to Kary Bheemaiah, fragmentation is impacting the future of work; it’s a tech-lead reality to be observed and leveraged when possible.

  • Psychological Safety in Training Games

    Games can be safe places where people can learn lessons experientially under controlled circumstances and generate insights that can be applied to their daily work. Sometimes though, games can get too personal and uncomfortable. A facilitator can create safety mechanisms for these games, including making it easy and safe for people to opt-in and opt-out.

  • Holacracy for Humans

    Snapper, a New Zealand based transport ticketing service provider, wanted to be more like a city, and less like a bureaucratic corporation. In 2016 they introduced Holacracy, which enables people to act more like entrepreneurs and self-direct their work instead of waiting to be told what to do. They use Holacracy across all areas of the business and this way of working applies to everyone.

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