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  • Q&A on the Book Engineering the Digital Transformation

    The book Engineering the Digital Transformation by Gary Gruver provides a systematic approach for doing continuous improvement in organizations. He explores how we can leverage and modify engineering and manufacturing practices to address the unique characteristics and capabilities of software development.

  • Q&A on the Book Right to Left: The Digital Leader's Guide to Lean and Agile

    The book Right to Left: The Digital Leader's Guide to Lean and Agile by Mike Burrows explains why we should focus on the outcomes, and how working backwards from those can help us keep this focus so that the needs of customers are better served. It takes a right-to-left view on existing Agile and Lean methods, bringing a needs-based and outcome-oriented perspective to digital delivery.

  • Scrum & The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams

    How to use the Toyota Production System, as a knowledge-building system, to reveal learning topics on which to work to develop outstanding Scrum teams for exceptional results.

  • Rediscovering Lean

    For those who love continuous improvement, software engineering fits. Turn in any direction and you’ll see potential for doing better, going faster and increasing quality. You should not try to chase the latest and greatest agile practices. Instead, spend time working out your unique approach based on the goal you have been given, the people you have, and the underlying principles that you hold.

  • Q&A on the Book Designing the Future

    The book Designing the Future by James Morgan and Jeffrey Liker shows how companies are using Lean Product and Process Development to create new products and services and become innovative. It explores how to get the most from LPPD by developing a system of people, process and the right tools at the right time.

  • Continuous Delivery - It’s Not All about Tech!

    It’s easy to get caught up in the technical side of continuous delivery. Objectively observing all stages of the releases in action allows measuring the release process to find non-tech factors hindering your releases and the bottlenecks and queues. Make sure your communication methods are effective, and that all the people involved are genuinely working together well.

  • How to Slow Down to Go Faster Than Ever in Software Development

    Going fast without control could be the biggest enemy of software development. By slowing down on people, we improve professionalism and craftsmanship. By slowing down on process, we improve adaptation and efficiency. And by slowing down on product, we improve automation and quality. When we focus on these areas, we start to cultivate a development culture enabling software development fast.

  • Q&A on the Book "Lean Product Management"

    The book “Lean Product Management” by Mangalam Nandakumar is about finding the smartest way to build an Impact Driven Product that can deliver value to customers and meet business outcomes when operating under internal and external constraints.

  • 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.

  • Service Delivery Review: The Missing DevOps Feedback Loop?

    This article introduces the service-delivery review and answers questions like: does the team know what their customer values about their service? How can we regularly assess service fitness?

  • 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.

  • Agile in the Context of a Holistic Approach

    In this article Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, describes a set of critical practices that serve to build up a holistic view of the project, from which all else proceeds. Fail to do a good job at taking the systems view, and your project will likely not go as well as it could. It might even fail.


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