“It’s all about the Soil” by Maarten Uppelschoten.
Authors: Paul Takken - Agile Innovation Consultant & Gunther Verheyen - Scrum Caretaker
Now that Agile has reached its full maturity, it's true potential is shining. Twenty-one years after its inception, a third wave of Scrum is rising. Since its introduction in 1995, cutting-edge companies have been ingraining the Agile and Scrum mindset. Looking forward, business leaders are beginning to re-imagine the ways Scrum can be used to improve rhythm, increase focus and simplify processes. Instead of spinning on hamster wheels, tomorrow's future-thinking enterprises want to invest in reflection, improvement, and innovation by balancing the scale, and normalizing Agile.
Topics: Agile Transformations
Traditional organizations are confronted with competitors that are able to deliver value from innovation quickly. Companies that successfully make the change to complete digitization are enabled to deliver value to their customers in lightning speed, while traditional organizations struggle and only deliver new value in months or years. In order to survive the digital revolution, organizations need to become High Performance Organizations (HPO).
Contrary to popular belief in software development, you cannot test quality in. Rather, achieving quality is akin to growing a healthy tree: its health can only be observed by looking at the tree as a whole. Is the tree supported by a solid trunk, does its roots go deep, does it have healthy branches and leaves? Also, a large part of quality is seemingly invisible just like the amazing water system inside a tree.
To help you to find out the answer you should integrate three perspectives:
- What is your inspiring purpose and commercial strategy in this digital world?
- How to speed up your IT and reduce cost and risks far better than market average?
- How to transform your organisation into a high performance one?
To define the inspiring purpose and commercial strategy the history and dna of your company are a great starting point. Further analyse in-depth your customers needs and your (future) competitors.
Topics: Digital Strategy
Topics: User Experience
Unlike the Earth’s rotation, markets and businesses move increasingly faster as global digitalization progresses. In yesterday’s corporations, IT was usually a separate department. Today, it’s more likely entangled in every business process. More and more start-ups are technology-driven, overhauling the way some markets operate (think Airbnb and Uber).
Topics: Agile Software Development
Products and services are getting smarter. The Google Car can drives itself. Your phone knows how to take the best selfie and it even tells you when to leave to be on time for that important meeting. The systems that runs these services are able to use and understand data in a very smart way. Now it's time for IT operations to get smarter.
Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery
Some time ago I attended BruCON. For those unfamiliar with it, BruCON is a security conference where everybody with an interest in security can share their views and findings. As always, it was a great mixture of technology, philosophy, personal opinions and hands-on workshops.
This time, however, I noticed a certain pattern in some of the talks. Chris Nickerson gave a presentation about "how to make a pentester's life hell" based on experience, Shyma Rose shared her views on risk management, Mark Hillick showed us how the security was improved at Riot Games and David Kennedy provided his opinion on the state of the information security industry nowadays. All four of them basically told pieces of the same tale from a different perspective and I will try to provide my viewpoint on the matter in this blog.