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Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

Scaling Lean Startup: Principles over Process

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 04, 2017

Large organizations want to be like lean start-ups but they need to rethink how they hire, incentivize and manage their staff to become an agile organization. Organizations should reward teams for making low-risk decisions based on what they can learn quickly and build in the value of learning in addition to delivery.

Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

Driving Improvements with Lean Pilots

by Ben Linders Follow 7 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

Large Scale Experimentation at Spotify

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 08, 2016

When you want to scale the number of A/B tests to do many experiments at the same time, you need to adopt your processes and platform, and it might also impact your culture. Doing product research with controlled experiments helps to confront your ideas about how customers will use your product in reality, and check if those ideas actually impact user behaviour.

Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

How GlobalLogic Used a Bottom-up Approach to Become More Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 19, 2016

Yuriy Koziy, delivery manager at GlobalLogic, argued at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 conference that organizational change should start at the team level rather than in senior management. He formed a group of like-minded engineering managers and agile coaches who act as change agents, transforming the organization bottom-up from the inside.

Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

Moving Fast at Scale

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 08, 2015

Jez Humble talked about organizational obstacles to moving fast at scale and how to address them at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about how we can focus on value, why having a shared understanding of an artifact can be very valuable, removing waste and discovering the needs of customers quickly with low costs, and how to use the concept of improvement kata.

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A/B Testing at Booking.com

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 01, 2015

We want customer sentiment to drive product development. Hypothesis proven by experiments are the best to discover customer sentiment. That's how Stuart Frisby, principal designer at booking.com, argued for extensive use of A/B testing to the OSCON attendees in Amsterdam. Frisby explained what A/B testing done right looks like, what common mistakes to avoid and when A/B testing is not appropiate.

Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

Stop Failing Fast in Innovation

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 29, 2015 4

In innovation the mantra "fail fast" is often used to explain that people should quickly try out ideas and then learn from the things that fail to develop new products and services. Some people challenged the need for failure and have come up with alternative approaches for effective innovation.

Culture & Methods Follow 107 Followers

Innovation at AXA's Digital Agency

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 05, 2015

The AXA Digital Agency deploys the Lean Startup approach, using design thinking, minimum viable product development and growth hacking, to innovate and support the digital transformation at AXA. An interview with Yves Caseau about the importance of innovation, adopting a lean startup approach, learnings from minimum viable products and growth hacking and advice for starting an innovation journey.

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Delivering Business Value

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 01, 2015

Calculating the business value of features is way beyond just a few numbers.

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Adoption of SAFe at TomTom

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 19, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Hans Aerts, vice president software development and agile coach at TomTom, about why they decided to adopt SAFe and how it was introduced and used to simplify the organizational structure and stop doing projects, why they focus on throughput rather than output, how they modified SAFe for Custom Systems, and what using SAFe has brought TomTom.

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Q&A with Gil Zilberfeld on Agile Product Planning and Management

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 14, 2015

InfoQ did an interview with Gil Zilberfeld about better ways to do product planning and tracking, his thoughts about #noestimates, including value in product planning discussions, and how to improve decision making in product development.

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Complexity is Outside of the Code with Dan North and Jessica Kerr

by Daniel Bryant Follow 35 Followers on  Apr 23, 2015

At Craft Conference in Budapest, Dan North and Jessica Kerr presented a keynote session which cautioned developers that complexity is often found outside of the code. The key messages included: identify and manage areas of complexity; treat learning as a first-class citizen; focus on working to sustainably minimise lead time to business impact; and nurture a supportive team and community.

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Creating the Business Model Canvas Using Lego Serious Play

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 26, 2015

Lego Serious Play facilitators share their experiences of using Lego to create Business Model Canvas.

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How Testers Can Make Organizations More Successful

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 20, 2015

Tester should go beyond their testing discipline and go into the organization. By asking questions they can start a movement that increases product quality and helps organizations to become more successful as Mike Sutton explained in his closing keynote at the Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2015 about test beyond quality – beyond software.

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Using the "Worse is Better" Concept with Agile and Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 23, 2015

Less functionality can make a better product according to the “Worse is Better” concept described 25 years ago by Richard P. Gabriel. According to Kevlin Henney and Frank Buschmann we can learn from the worse is better concept for development and architecture with agile and lean.

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