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Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 14 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 14 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

2017-2018 State of Scrum Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 14 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

2018 State of Testing Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 14 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

Improving The Adoption of Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 14 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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Supporting Digital Leadership with Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

Digitization can no longer be stopped; with customers who increasingly act digitally and mobile it is important to show digital leadership. IT is taking over traditional services and is leading the way for new digital connected products. An organization applied agile to change the way teams are funded and to establish teams of owners who take responsibility to put good products in the market.

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

Using Agile Principles with Scrum Studio to Increase Organizational Responsiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 14, 2017 1

Using a change approach based on agile principles with Scrum Studio helped a Dutch pension and investment management company to become more responsive at structurally lower costs. The change team practiced what they preached by applying transparent and iterative change with similar characteristics as the intended end result. They established a culture where people are taking responsibility.

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

The Toyota Way at Codeweavers

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

Codeweavers combines the Toyota way with extreme programming and continuous delivery in development and support to do small, frequent releases. The advice to apply the Toyota way is to start with the books, understand the philosophy, and begin teaching it to others.

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Agile at LEGO

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017

Agile has been part of LEGO for more than a decade, but it is still spreading seeds and finding applications in business areas outside digital and IT. Some of LEGO's core values are play and learning which resonate very well with the agile principle of iterations, experimentation, and retrospectives.

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How to Measure Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 21, 2017

Stability and throughput are the things that you can measure when adopting continuous delivery practices. These metrics can help you reduce uncertainty, make better decisions about which practices to amplify or dampen, and steer your continuous delivery adoption process in the right direction.

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Patterns for Digital Transformation of Organisations

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

A variety of transformation patterns have emerged as organisations adopt digital technologies.  Research firm IDC has identified four patterns for digital transformation of large organisations.

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Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

Culture & Methods Follow 389 Followers

State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 06, 2017

Scrum is increasingly used outside of IT or software development, where many organizations adopt mix-and-matched approaches to agile, and the ScrumMaster role is evolving into more of a shared role where fewer ScrumMasters focus on a single initiative; these are some of the findings from the 2017 State of Scrum report which has been published by the Scrum Alliance.

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Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe on a Toolkit for Leadership Agility

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

At the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe from Palo IT are co-presenting a talk on tools for agile leadership; concrete advice for leaders drawing on techniques and frameworks such as Management 3.0. They spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their leadership philosophy, the importance of community in spreading agile ideas and treating employees as resourceful adults.

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Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

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