The digitalization of our economy and society has unleashed a storm of transformation. Rapid technological development has completely changed the way people work. Teams and organizations work increasingly on a global scale. Knowledge and technology are growing exponentially, making multidisciplinary collaborations essential—onsite, via video conferencing, or through virtual spaces. Businesses have been forced to change, rapidly, just to remain competitive. But while Agile companies can deliver products and services faster and smarter, and often at a lower cost, organizations with a long history and complex technological legacy have had a difficult time transitioning. What’s more, the long-established patterns and work habits of the people who work at these companies has also often impeded change.
Topics: Agile Transformations
When StackState and XITA organized a breakfast seminar on SRE and AIOps, a few representatives from NS International (NSI) showed up, including Pascal Reijnder, Head of IT. Based in the Netherlands, NSI operates on the busiest railway network in the world and transports about 1.2 million people every day, with annual revenue of five billion euro. In 2012, the rail operator suffered a reputation loss after on-boarding a new high-speed train that, ultimately, never went into long-term operation. The organization needed to change its “mindset” and it set an ambitious goal for itself: to double the number of its international travelers by 2030. Impressed by what they learned at the seminar, NSI teamed up with StackState to help them achieve both.
Performance meetings are critical to ensuring that individuals, teams, and departments in Agile organizations realize their ambitions and goals, whether these are outcome-related or concern organizational development. Here’s how to go about them.
Topics: Agile Transformations
The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 champions social inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and empowers them through sport. Described as the world's largest humanitarian sporting event, Xebia contributed by developing a special, predictive data analytics tool that could be used to improve the event and further "put people first."
Over the next year, Instruqt will be at major Google conferences around the world. Here’s how the collaboration came about.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly captured the imagination of businesses around the globe with bold promises of accelerating top-line revenue growth and increasing the bottom-line. As a result, companies are investing a lot of time and money in developing their data science and AI capabilities.
Topics: Big Data & Data Science
hWhen you visit Xebia, there's a bit of magic happening behind the curtain. That's Xebia's hospitality team, hard at work behind the scenes, to ensure everyone feels comfortable and at home there.
Bold, ambitious, modern and high tech—that’s how Bart Wetselaar and his team at Xccelerated describe the company that grew out of Xebia. “We’re a healthy mix between fun and serious, leaning just a bit more towards the serious side,” Bart smiles. But how does this ambitious, friendly, and fun-loving business empower young IT professionals to take their careers even further? Let’s let them tell the story.
In Agile transformations, it's common to start small with a couple of pilot development teams to gain some experience before implementing larger organizational changes. While sensible on the surface, it’s a recipe for disaster because it threatens the entire transformation, as well as the organization’s security.
During a busy day at the Xebia Hilversum office, Ellen Hartog and Hans Lindhout take a moment out to sit down together in the dining lounge to share a conversation over a cup of coffee. Although their roles and backgrounds are very different, both are at an age where they have a clear understanding of who they are and what’s important to them— balance and freedom. They’ve found both at Xebia.