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  • The New Killer Apps: Teamwork and Weak Signal Detection Lessons from the Military

    There are a lot of great teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military that can help forward-leaning leaders create the organizational agility and safety they need to survive and thrive on their own terms in this VUCA world. This article explores how teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military are becoming “The New Killer Apps.”

  • Scrum The Toyota Way

    Toyota Connected uses Scrum combined with the Toyota Production System to deliver Lean Production, enabling teams to deliver rapid PDCA cycles. Scrum of Scrums, Meta Scrum, and the chief product owner, are some of the approaches used to scale Scrum for multiple teams and products. Agility is not the goal. It’s a result, an outcome.

  • Agile Transformation at Ericsson

    Applying complex systems thinking, growing the agile mindset through storytelling, and visualizing the interplay; these are some of the things that drove the agile transformation at Ericsson. Having a leadership team that fully embraced agility, an independent group of agile coaches, and doing frequent retrospectives in the leadership team ensured that the transformation stayed on track.

  • Adopting Continuous Delivery at teamplay, Siemens Healthineers

    Continuous Delivery is about working in a way that keeps the system in a releasable state throughout its development. This article describes how a large software development organization at Siemens Healthineers started the transformation towards Continuous Delivery. It describes the strategy and tactics used to gradually and safely change the development process in a regulated medical domain.

  • Microservices from a Startup Perspective

    When starting a journey to microservices, knowing what to consider might be overwhelming. No golden rule that is easily applicable exists. Every journey is different, since every organization is facing different circumstances. In this article I am sharing some lessons learned and challenges from a startup perspective, and what I would do differently the next time introducing microservices.

  • Q&A on the Book Software Wasteland

    Almost all Enterprise Information Systems now cost vastly more to implement than they should. When you have hundreds or thousands of complex applications, you are stuck in the Application Centric Quagmire. In the book Software Wasteland Dave McComb explores what is causing application development waste and how visualizing the cost of change and becoming data-centric can help to reduce the waste.

  • Q&A on the Book Lost and Founder

    The book Lost and Founder contains startup stories from Rand Fishkin. In the book he describes the ups and downs from starting and managing a company, and shares the lessons that he learned. InfoQ interviewed him about being transparent, minimum viable products and pivoting, raising capital and funding a tech startup, and asked him what he would do differently when starting another company.

  • Engineering Culture Revived: The Key to Digital Transformation

    Teams can create their environment for sustainable development to enable innovative insights into what and how to deliver. Team managers must anticipate the need for continuous improvement and renewal, or else face the interference of a ’top-down’ driven ‘digital transformation’ that frustrates software engineering practice. It’s time for teams to reclaim the practice of software engineering.

  • Holacracy for Humans

    Snapper, a New Zealand based transport ticketing service provider, wanted to be more like a city, and less like a bureaucratic corporation. In 2016 they introduced Holacracy, which enables people to act more like entrepreneurs and self-direct their work instead of waiting to be told what to do. They use Holacracy across all areas of the business and this way of working applies to everyone.

  • Agile for Marketing and Communication

    Agile Marketing and Communication (MarCom) bridge the IT and communication disciplines. Communication professionals started to apply agile in their projects, which has led to better collaboration and increased productivity and creativity. Professionals take on tasks outside their usual responsibilities and duties, and it's the team that decides how the work is prioritized and done.

  • Agile at Red Hat

    This article is a story of the conversion journey from FeedHenry, a startup from Waterford, Ireland, into Red Hat. It’s also charting the journey of agile as a whole in Red Hat, as this story is being replicated across the product suite that Red Hat offers.

  • Scaling Agile – a Real Story

    This is the first in a series of articles about making scaled Agile work with slicing, master planning, and big room planning. It is the true story from one particular program in a financial services company, the EU Mifid regulation of extended responsibility for investment advisors.

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