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Applying Hoshin Kanri at Toyota

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 23, 2017

Toyota uses Hoshin Kanri to give direction on where they want to improve using Lean IT. Employees at various levels can exchange ideas about Hoshin items, and potentially get them approved by higher management. This approach makes results stronger and increases buy- in from the employees who contribute upfront.

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Lean and Agile Culture at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

Scaling lean and agile is not a question of frameworks, it's about values, principles and mindset. At Yle the company management has been involved in the agile transformation by carrying out experiments, learning and doing; not by implementing frameworks. Magic happens when you work together with people in teams on all levels.

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Driving Improvements with Lean Pilots

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 16, 2017

Lean, agile and Lean Startup can strengthen each other for driving improvement. Lean Pilots, a data-driven improvement framework for removing major cross-functional organizational impediments, has been used to drive internal continuous improvement.

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Organizing Improvements with Lean Leadership at ING Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 09, 2017

It’s the manager’s job to organize improvements and to make sure that real learnings take place. For real learnings you must accept the unknown and move outside of your knowledge boundary. Agile, lean and continuous delivery help to boost your learning capabilities.

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Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 9 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.

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Continuous Improvement Beyond Retrospectives

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016

If you want continuous improvement you can start with retrospectives, but you must go far beyond that with change management, culture change, and innovation. The most important thing in order to make change happen in organizations is creating new habits and changing your culture.

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Agile 2016: Lee Cunningham on Scaling Agile and VersionOne

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 12, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference Lee Cunningham, VersionOne’s Senior Director of Enterprise Agile Strategy, spoke to InfoQ about scaling agile, expanding agile beyond IT, identifying value and the direction of the VersionOne platform.

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Applying Supply Chain Management to Deliver Faster with Higher Quality

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Supply chain management can raise the bar with continuous development, argues Joshua Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative and co-founder of Rugged Software. Our dependence on IT and software is growing faster than our ability to secure it, and applying supply chain approaches to software development helps to address complexity which reduces risks and increases quality.

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Vale Agile Collaborator and Leader Jean Tabaka

by Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 10, 2016 1

The Agile community has lost a thought leader, influencer and friend, Jean Tabaka, who passed away earlier this week. She was best known through her work as an Agile Fellow at CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) and author of the book "Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Product Leaders".

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Wrike Releases Agile Marketing Survey Results 2016

by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers on  May 13, 2016

Wrike, a work management and collaboration platform company,recently surveyed 800 marketers about their use of Agile and released the survey results.

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VersionOne releases 10th Annual State of Agile Survey Results

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 19, 2016

VersionOne have released the results of the 10th annual State of Agile survey. Based on over 3800 responses from around the globe the results indicate that agile methods deliver tangible benefits; they are steadily becoming the default approach to software development and are starting to expand to areas outside software.

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Tomas Rybing Introduces the Shooting Target - Value Kanban Board

by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

This post describes the applications of the shooting target in kanban board introduced by Tomas Rybing.

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VersionOne on SAFe 4.0 and the Winter 2016 Release

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Mar 07, 2016

VersionOne have announced their Winter 2016 release which includes support for SAFe 4.0 along with more features which support both strategic and team level use of the product. InfoQ spoke to Lee Cunningham (Director, Enterprise Agile) and Mark Rogge (Director of Sales) about the release and why the changes in SAFe 4.0 are considered to be so significant.

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Shane Hastie on Applying the Agile Mindset to Tough Business Challenges at Agile Tour Singapore

by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 12, 2016

Shane Hastie gave a keynote talk at Agile Tour Singapore Conference 2015 in which he discussed Agile mindset and how it can be helpful in solving tough business problems.

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Don't Optimize Team-level Performance

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Dec 24, 2015

Klaus Leopold gave a talk at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference in which he elaborated why focusing on team-level performance often leads to local suboptimalization and doesn't increase agility across the team. InfoQ interviewed him about why installing agile frameworks does not help to increase agility, how kanban can be used to increase collaboration, and benefits that teams can get from kanban.

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