Xebia Articles

Understand the engineering mindset to create a good engineering culture

Posted by Serge Beaumont on Jun 18, 2018 2:59:39 PM

In the previous post I stated that there is more need for engineering talent, and that there is a war on talent going on which will only increase. However, we see many organisations that have trouble hiring engineers, and even then there is a high chance that these new hires leave within a year - sometimes even within a month. The reason is that those organisations do not provide the right environment - they do not understand the engineer’s mindset. In this part of this series we will talk about what the engineering mindset is.

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Topics: Agile Software Development

Cloud Survey - Cloud Strategy

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM

On average, most organizations use more than one cloud provider, but a multi-cloud strategy dominates in large enterprises of more than 500 employees (89% over 66% for other organization sizes).

In this blog post, we share insight on Cloud Strategy and experiences gathered from business professionals.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Improving a Team's Collective Intelligence.   Feedback Please!

Posted by Bart Bouwers on Jun 11, 2018 10:52:36 AM

It seems all over nowadays. Teams do it, peers do it, managers do it. Feedback here, feedback there, feedback everywhere. Feedback seems here to stay. Why? Because it makes people stronger. They learn how they behave and how their behavior affects others. This transparency enables individuals to change and start experimenting with more effective behavior. Wouldn't it be great if we could apply a feedback instrument to the whole team? Improving team feedback!

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Cloud Survey - Cloud Purpose

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on Jun 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Not surprisingly, most organizations use cloud technology to use applications. With most software available as SaaS today, this is the kind of cloud service that people will encounter first. 

In this blog post, we share Cloud Purpose insight and experiences gathered from business professionals. 

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Discover your growth path by doing the Scrum Master Scan

Posted by Evelien Roos on Jun 4, 2018 4:59:22 PM
There was a point you were a Scrum Master for the first time. Maybe you read about Scrum and decided the Scrum Master role would be perfect for you, or maybe your company chose to work with Scrum and pointed you out as the Scrum Master. Either way, there was a day one as a Scrum Master, you started learning about Scrum, about people, about organizations and a lot more.
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Topics: Agile Transformations

Is Scrum Agile and is Agile Scrum?

Posted by Alexander Koffeman on Jun 4, 2018 4:50:39 PM

Future Fit Organizations

Organizations want to become flexible and Agile or as we like to call it at Xebia: Future Fit. Just like when you go to the gym and want to become fitter. Yes, there are more ways to achieve that.

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Blockchain in Business Meetup - May 29, 2018

Posted by Thomas de Boer on May 30, 2018 2:05:02 PM

The Meetup Blockchain in Business was part of the Dutch Data Science Week and another exciting day with Schiphol – Transavia – Zorginstituut – Ledger Leopard and Safeguard App!

More videos and social updates will follow on our #DDSW18 playlist for the latest videos and  livestreams  as part of the Dutch Data Science Week 2018!

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Topics: Blockchain

Cloud Survey - Cloud Adoption

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on May 30, 2018 1:38:23 PM

Some form of cloud technology affects most organizations in some way. It has found its way into nearly every industry, and organizations of all sizes.

In this blog post, we share insight and experiences gathered from business professionals. When it comes to the question, “Are you already using the cloud?”, 100% of C-suite executives and boardroom strategist unanimously responded “yes,” and 60% of the software and application users agreed. Government organizations (50%) and financial services (50%) lag considerably behind on cloud adoption.

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Topics: Cloud Infrastructures

Agile Soil

Posted by Maarten Uppelschoten on May 29, 2018 3:48:01 PM

"It’s all about the Soil"

What are most organizations striving for? Most organizations, whatever they do and create, want to do the work “Cheaper, Better and Faster”. They want to become more effective and deliver the best outcome possible. Which basically means they want to change and improve the way they currently do things and want to be able to constantly adapt to ensure the most valuable outcome.

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Shareable Blockchain Knowledge

Posted by Walter van der Scheer on May 1, 2018 11:52:59 AM

Finding answers to questions about blockchain and cryptocurrency isn’t easy. There’s an information overload online, and at conferences, it’s often hard to meet the experts after their talks.

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