Xebia Articles

Pitfalls of Lean Portfolio Management

Posted by Theo Gerrits on May 3, 2021 4:07:19 PM

Strictly following SAFe practices as precisely as possible will not give the desired improvement results. Unfortunately, 'by the book' does not exist in complex systems or implementations. Every organization is different, and we do not take organization specifics like culture or values into account; SAFe will fail to provide benefits. In other words: "context matters."


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Topics: Agile Transformations

SAFe and (Lean) Portfolio Management

Posted by Theo Gerrits on May 3, 2021 4:03:23 PM

The Agile Scaled Framework (SAFe) is one of the few scaled Lean and Agile frameworks that explicitly includes Portfolio Management. But, what does Portfolio Management actually entail?

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Authority in Digital Transformations

Posted by Vivian Andringa on Apr 28, 2021 11:33:23 AM

Authority. That's Xebia's mission. In other words: aiming to be a thought leader in all domains of digital transformation and a frontrunner in specific fields. That is deeply embedded in our consultants' DNA, according to Andrew de la Haije and Ellis de Haan.

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Software Development, Cloud Infrastructures, Agile Transformations, Security, Quality Software Delivery, Product Management, Cloud Transformation

SAFe is not working, now what?

Posted by Serge Beaumont on Apr 26, 2021 11:52:40 AM

The most well-known benefits of SAFe, Scaled Agile Framework, are increased efficiency, improved collaboration, reduced time-to-market, and greater customer value. But, what if you have implemented SAFe and are not seeing these results? Serge Beaumont, Principal Agile Consultant & Trainer at Xebia, shares what often goes wrong and how to turn the tide. 

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Direct Tax Reform | Tax Automation in Faceless Assessment

Posted by Ajoy Patra on Apr 14, 2021 7:19:48 AM

The inevitability of adapting automated tax reform under Direct Tax Function

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

Digitalization in the Construction Industry

Posted by Michael Maurer on Apr 13, 2021 12:11:08 PM

Witteveen+Bos is an engineering and consultancy firm with 22 offices in 11 countries. Its global team of over 1,200 engineers is responsible for completing an average of 4,000 projects in infrastructure, water, the environment, and construction yearly. Witteveen+Bos aims to create sustainable solutions, maximum client value, and opportunities for its workforce's ongoing development.

An interview with Otto Schepers, Manager Digital Acceleration & Support Lead at Witteveen+Bos, conducted by Michael Maurer, Principal Digital Data Consultant at Xebia.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

RPA in Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Ashutosh Bansal on Apr 13, 2021 11:25:25 AM

Introduction: 

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

Snowflake - Best Practices For Modern Data Warehouse

Posted by Ram Narasimhan on Apr 8, 2021 2:10:34 PM

Software as a Service has been expanding in its usage as more and more enterprises are adopting it. Snowflake's cloud platform emerged as one such SaaS data warehouse. It enables the storage and processing of data and offers analytical solutions that are flexible, fast, and easy to use. The difference between traditional data clouds and Snowflake is that Snowflake stands independent of database technology or big data software platform. It combines a SQL query engine and a native cloud architectural design. It has a 3 layered architecture including database storage, query processing, and cloud services as the key layers. Hence, as a user of Snowflake, you will have the functionality of an enterprise analytic database with special features and unique capabilities. 

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science

Serious Gaming – Want to Step up Your Serious Gaming?

Posted by Rik de Groot & Marianne Pot on Mar 30, 2021 4:30:43 PM

Serious Gaming is increasingly used to train teams and to develop effective leadership in organizations. What benefits does this bring over traditional training in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitude? Where can you best apply Serious Gaming in your organization, and when would it be better to opt for traditional training? It is clear that our learning needs are changing. We want it to be faster, it has to be fun and different, and more impactful. What’s more, we want to challenge people and invite them to think and work out of the box from time to time. 

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Google Machine Learning Platform

Posted by Ram Narasimhan on Mar 30, 2021 12:46:29 PM

Almost everything we see around us has advanced technology embedded into it. One of such breakthrough technologies is artificial intelligence. Any machine that is "intelligent" can learn how to perform tasks and improve at them, an avenue explored by enterprises to their fullest. Global sending on AI and other cognitive systems will reach 57.6 million dollars in 2021 and 190 billion dollar industry by 2025. An AI platform is a space where you can train and host your machine learning models and make predictions about new data at your convenience. Google's Machine Learning Platform features a convenient location where you can do hassle-free development, with a faster production time, availability of no-code-based tools, and robust governance having interpretable models. 

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Topics: Big Data & Data Science