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Lessons from the UK Government's Digital Transformation Journey

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

Citizens can get the information and services they need more quickly because users' needs are considered in government service design, and suppliers can work with the government in modern agile ways: these are two benefits resulting from the UK Government's digital transformation. Having teams exposed directly to users motivates teams to make their products better.

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Arnold Egg on Agile in a Dynamic Environment at the Agile Impact Conference

by Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 03, 2018

Arnold Egg will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia on Agile in a Dynamic Environment, exploring his experience as CTO of one of the largest conglomerates in Asia. He talks about how Indonesia is ideally situated to provide products and services for other parts of the world and what Digital Transformation is about. There is no single solution and copy-past adoptions fail.

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13th Annual State of Agile Survey is Open

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 30, 2018

The 13th annual State of Agile survey has been announced by CollabNet VersionOne. This yearly survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

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Arthur Purnama on Integrated IT and Organizational Transformation

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

Arthur Purnama will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia about his experiences helping organisations move towards integrated IT, and how the importance of understanding how people think, comprehend, and receive the message of change is crucial to the success of any transformation program.

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Fin Goulding Injects Agility into the Management of Everything

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Fin Goulding, international CIO at Aviva, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London about using flow principles to advance agile capabilities throughout an organisation. InfoQ asked Goulding to expand on some of the points that he made during his talk.

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Management Support in Agile Adoption

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  May 24, 2018

It is essential that everyone involved in operating the business be aware of how IT can change daily operations. Senior management can look across silos and teams to impact the throughput of the entire system. IT managers and executives rely on business managers being active participants for teams to work effectively and efficiently. Management commitment remains key for agile across the company.

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12th State of Agile Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Apr 19, 2018

The 2018 State of Agile Report has been published by CollabNet VersionOne. Some of the conclusions from the report are that the need for customer and user satisfaction is increasing, more and more organizations are scaling agile, distributed teams are becoming the norm in agile software development, and many organization have started or plan to start a DevOps initiative in the next 12 months.

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Lean-Agile Procurement for Outsourcing

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Apr 16, 2018

One of the last barriers to organisations becoming agile in their operations is the procurement process. At the recent Agilia Conference, Mirko Kleiner presented on Lean-Agile Procurement, an approach to negotiating service contracts which involves procurement specialists, IT teams and suppliers, to move from a combative stance to a collaborative approach to addressing the customers’ needs.

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Becoming an Agile Company

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 22, 2018

Organizations have to give up much of their hierarchy and micro-management to become an agile company: totally changing the management model instead of doing small incremental changes which drown in the traditional bureaucratic structure. They need to stop doing things that inhibit agility, and focus on customer orientation, intrinsic motivation; leadership based on trust and less formal planning.

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Agile Transformation at KPN iTV

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

The management team became a leadership team that created a working environment for the squads where they facilitate instead of direct, autonomous squads were co-created using self-selection, and work is not organized in projects anymore but brought to stable autonomous teams: these are some of the major changes done in the agile transformation at KPN iTV.

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Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Paradoxes support agile transformations; they make you stop, think, and discuss by using a shared language. They also help to show empathy and provide a way forward. VIVAT, a Dutch insurance company, uses paradoxes in training and everyday work to drive their agile transformation.

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How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

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2017-2018 State of Scrum Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

The top priority for executives is to deliver value. Once companies have implemented agile, customer satisfaction is the most improved metric. Necessity is driving agile transformations; companies with inflexible protocols and command-and-control leadership can’t compete in the modern world. Scrum is adapting and evolving; companies use it in ways that work for their corporate and cultural needs.

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2018 State of Testing Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

The 2018 State of Testing survey aims to provide insights into how the testing profession develops and recognize testing trends. The survey is open through January 2018.

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Improving The Adoption of Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jan 18, 2018

We should use an agile approach to adopt agile instead of adopting agile in a waterfall way, and have leaders who are willing to empower their teams and build an organization that supports them. The industry needs more practices on incrementally rolling agility out.

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