Digital Transformation is business-as-usual

When you are making use of modern technology day by day, it is hard to realize how it scares others. This week I was asked if we would be able to support a company with their digital transformation. When I learned their main problem, I was a bit flabbergasted. They didn’t know how to deal with it and are afraid to be legging behind. So, what is causing this fear and should you be afraid at all?

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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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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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Los Angeles here we come – WPC11

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Yearly Microsoft organises the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to share the latest Microsoft news with their partner network. A network Microsoft is really depending on. More than 95% of Microsoft’s revenue comes through their partners. It seems to be an event you have to attend. Goyello is already a Microsoft Partner for several years. Unfortunately, before we weren’t able to be there, but this

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Gen Y loves Agile but will Gen X be able to handle?

Agile is hot, waterfall is over. At least, that seems to be the leading opinion in the IT world. How Agile are you? Do you still develop in the traditional way, trying to specify every detail upfront? Or do you realize it’s not possible and just too costly to specify everything upfront? Today I read an article on a Dutch blog (in Dutch) stating that an Agile way of working suits the needs of young IT people (Gen Y) best.

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Entrepreneurship and research essential for Europe not to loose the competition

Some weeks ago I attended a meeting with Burton Lee, a Stanford University professor and Super Angel, who visited Poland. I was lucky to be present at a very intimate presentation and discussion with him in Gdynia. With the characteristic pride of an American he explained why Europe is legging behind and why this is probably not even going to change. But something will have to change if we don’t

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Who will win the growing mobile market battle?

For years Nokia was the leading mobile brand without any doubt. This has changed dramatically once the Smartphones got introduced. Android and iPhone are step by step increasing their market share. The biggest looser seems Nokia. I used to be a 100% Nokia addict and didn’t want to use any other phone. But Nokia didn’t seem to realize the impact of mobile internet on time. Research in Motion (RIM, BlackBerry) is slightly loosing market share as

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