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  • A View from the Trenches: the C-Suite’s Role in Organizational Transformation

    by Peter Karlson on  Jul 12, 2017

    The attributes of an Agile approach – flexibility, predictability, quality, and speed to market are priorities for all successful businesses. Why then, are organizational transformations a challenge for most? The answer often lies with company leadership and an inability to lead the massive cultural shift necessary for a successful company-wide transformation.

  • Rethinking Lean Startup at a Big Corporate

    by Stéphane Wojewoda on  Jul 07, 2017

    To achieve digital transformation, a company can build a "lab" or do it with its capabilities. Michael Nir explains how he coaches such a transformation for a Fortune 100 Insurance Provider Company, the steps and requirements to start, the first achievements, the role of managers and the pitfalls they fell into.

  • Transforming from Projects to Products

    by John Yorke on  Jul 01, 2017

    Agile Transformation is much harder than most organisations envisage, and can require a major cultural change for the transformation to be effective. Too often we make superficial changes but continue the same behaviour with minor changes to processes to appear agile. But without a change in mindset we fail to see the true impact an Agile Transformation can really have.

The Computest Story: The Transformation to an Agile Enterprise

Posted by Clemens Riedl Hartger Ruijs Sigi Kaltenecker on  Jun 29, 2017

This article explores how Computest followed their mission towards a self-managing organization. It shows how they aligned roles and responsibilities and applied Kanban to operationalize ideas.

Q&A on the Book Sense and Respond

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 17, 2017

The book Sense and Respond provides ideas for executives, managers and business line leaders to leverage the power of technology to build more successful businesses.

Q&A on the Book Agendashift Part I

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 16, 2017

The book Agendashift describes an inclusive, non-prescriptive, values-based, and outcome-centric approach to continuous transformation, using lean and agile techniques to do lasting change.

People Re-Engineering How-To’s: Mentoring As A Service

Posted by Medhat Sabry on  Apr 22, 2017

The software industry revamps half of its people every five years with fresh grads, causing a state of Perpetual Inexperience in its workforce. The author proposes Mentorship As A Service to help.

How to Sell Refactoring? The Case of Nordea Bank AB

Posted by Michał Bartyzel Łukasz Korczyński on  Apr 09, 2017

When you think about refactoring, you think about transformations such Extract Class. They are important in your everyday work with the code. Now we focus on the strategic code refactoring.

Predictable Agile Delivery: The Executive Challenge

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Mar 27, 2017

This article shares some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail at adopting agile and improving large organizations.

Agile Scaling in Action

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Mar 20, 2017

For larger dev/test projects or companies, individual agile teams are rolled up into one agile environment at enterprise scale. Yousef Awad presents lessons learned and words to the wise.

The Triangle of Self Organization

Posted by Andy Brandt on  Mar 06, 2017

The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide the process and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.

Q&A on Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 04, 2017

The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. 1

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