• February 5, 2019 • Agile, Featured • Views: 1443

    Are we made to be Agile?

    The expectations of lean working practices and the agile ones derived from it are high. Everybody would like to achieve the efficiency and effectivity gains as Toyota managed to achieve after inventing their new way of working. The...

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  • October 18, 2017 • Agile, Business, Post, Software • Views: 1217

    Feeding the development pipeline right is KING!

    John, a product manager of a large corporate, proudly shows his management what results their 200 software development teams are delivering every second week! He knows he impressed them. But soon his confidence is gone. With a weak voice,...

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  • May 25, 2017 • Agile, Business, Post • Views: 1733

    Thanks for listening

    Listening, it seems so easy, because we do it the whole day long, don’t we? Honestly, are you carefully listening the whole day? Probably not. This week I realised the power of active listening again. It was during a meeting with a...

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  • April 24, 2017 • Agile, Business, Post • Views: 1579

    Overcoming hurdles when leading Agile transformations

    Agile is a mindset, not a goal, that is the bottom line of this post. The previous post was about assessing how Agile you are. This one is about how to support the change process within your organisation. Although people often link Agile...

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  • April 7, 2017 • Agile, Business, Post • Views: 1563

    How Agile are we, really?

    Around 2009 at Goyello we decided to implement Scrum. So, you could think we are really Agile by now. But how sure can you be without any external verification? And even if we would be really Agile, wouldn’t there be anything still to...

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  • April 25, 2015 • Agile, Business, Post • Views: 6184

    Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

    Agile and Lean aren’t new practices, Toyota used them already in the 70’s. Recently, these methods are getting increasingly popular. While talking to clients and IT providers I notice people are fighting how to implement Agile...

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  • January 30, 2015 • Agile, Business, Post • Views: 1593

    Agile contracting: challenge accepted!

    Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. When a project is small you can manage to find a...

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  • July 5, 2013 • Agile, e-commerce, Post • Views: 2555

    Agile eCommerce is the only right way!

    Lately I’ve been frequently asked how our 21webmerce solution distinguishes from the big players like IBM or Oracle. You could call me insane to compare ourselves with those big players, because they have huge development teams and...

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  • June 6, 2013 • Agile, Business, Post • Views: 2702

    Lean development based on Scrum

    Today I ran a guest lecture at the Gdansk University of Technology. A nice group of students wanted to learn about Lean development and Scrum. We had entertaining discussions. I noticed that the students were especially interested in the...

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  • November 9, 2012 • Agile, Business • Views: 2972

    Agile working explained in 15 minutes [video]

    Personally, I really prefer to work in an Agile way. Already several years ago we started working like that at Goyello. Some clients immediately understand the advantages, other’s don’t. Explaining what Agile working means is...

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