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 reality appears to be harder than expected. Negative experiences with these methods make us do believe they are not for us, but is that really true? Why only a few seem to profit? Recently, I read “The Culture Map” and I started realizing it has

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Microsoft all about providing an experience

Satya Nadella core note Inspire 2018

Over the past years Microsoft focused mostly on providing the market with the right devices. Because other device producers didn’t do well enough, Microsoft bought Nokia and developed their own Surface. The Nokia acquisition wasn’t successful and it made Microsoft realise it has a different purpose. During Microsoft’s yearly partner event Inspire in Las Vegas, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO clearly showed Microsoft’s new ambition: experience centric development to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve

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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, he confesses the teams do not have enough work to be done …..

They react furiously. “Impossible”, the business management claims, because there is work for about 10 years queuing.

John knows the long wish list, but he does not know

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Innovation will come especially when we don’t expect it

Change is never cheap or easy, says Ronald Binkofski, General Manager, CEE Multicountry CIS. Service providers, such as Microsoft and Goyello, must help their partners go through this process, even if this means you have to convince them it is really worth doing. Peter Horsten, Managing Director at Goyello, talked with Ronald Binkofski about Microsoft’s cloud transition.

PETER HORSTEN: Around 2010, former Microsoft CEO Ballmer claimed that Microsoft was going all in to the cloud. There was some criticism, even among

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Better sorry than safe!

I guess you just thought: “No Peter, you made a mistake in that title”. But, I didn’t and soon you will realise why. The proverb you thought off is one of the indications that the patient, our society, is ill, seriously ill. We cherish safety and security, avoid risks. We seem not to realise that the road towards major innovations, results, successes, is a bumpy

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Technological innovation demands a human touch

infoShare 2017 Inspire Stage

Four days long Gdansk was under the influence of infoShare, with the main attention focused on the two days’ conference on the 17th and 18th of May 2017. Over 6.000 people attended the biggest tech conference in the CEE region. I had the honor to host the Inspire stage. I was thrilled by the quality of speakers we had on stage. Summarizing what all has been shared is close to impossible; below you will find some of the highlights

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Inspiration is a joined effort

infoShare stage view

Speakers, investors, jury members, journalists, bloggers, attendees, etc. have arrived to Gdansk for infoShare, the biggest Tech Conference in the CEE Region. This evening I met a few of them at the pre-event diner and Before Party, others are still traveling. Based on the amount of people I met today, it feels as if it is going to be the best attended infoShare ever. Combined with an amazing line-up of speakers we are going to have several inspiring days in Gdansk. What

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Fuel yourself with inspiration at infoShare

Michał Sadowski, CEO Brand24, fot. infoShare

Next week it is infoShare time in Gdansk, Poland! InfoShare is the biggest Tech conference in the CEE region. Over 5000 attendees will be inspired by more than 120 international speakers. The line-up is amazing. During the two conference days I will be hosting the Inspire stage. As part of the preparation I met online with some of the speakers. The first talk was with Michał Sadowski (@sadek), CEO of Brand24. I was curious what “Inspiration” means

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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 working to IT-projects, it can be applied to almost every situation. Therefore, this post is applicable to every change process that aims to introduce agility to an

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