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Measuring the effect of COVID-19 on the ability to work from home

Posted by Pieter Rijken on Jul 20, 2020 2:55:51 PM



At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic many countries went into a lock-down forcing employees to work from home. Although the measures taken are being relaxed more people are working from home than ever before. As a manager you want to know whether your employees are as productive working at home as they are at the office. A lot of research [1,2,3] focuses on efficiency. If you are running a service business you should focus on the flow of the work instead. Three strategies are presented that minimise the effects of working remotely.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Product Management

Innovation in Aviation

Posted by Daria Nozhkina on Jul 20, 2020 2:27:02 PM

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound global impact on our society. Business and governmental organizations were hit by a myriad of challenges. Unexpectedly and all the same time, threatening their existence. The immediate imperative for airports to address this was to prioritize health measures and operational excellence. Innovative solutions that enhance customer experience with new revenue streams (by using innovative business models with their partners) and support creating a sustainable airport came second.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

The Digital Transformation at Philips

Posted by Daria Nozhkina on Jun 2, 2020 2:12:44 PM


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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Digital Business: Digital Success Requires a Healthy Dose of Common Sense

Posted by Edwin Oldenbeuving on May 12, 2020 8:55:28 AM

Make it Happen, and Make it Stick!

“In this interconnected age, it seems like everyone is hopping on board the digi-train. As a result, the true definition of what it means to be a digital business can get lost in translation. Many companies claim they are in the midst of a digital transformation or are migrating towards digital business, in fact they are only digitizing existing elements of their business; processes, documents, customer experience and more. It’s not surprising that many organizations get stuck in their digital business transformation. Being a digital-driven company requires different skills and ways of working, but in most cases the business structure, strategy and employees stay the same.”

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know

Posted by Evelien Roos on May 11, 2020 10:58:11 AM

Collective wisdom from the experts.

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Topics: Agile Transformations

How to manage a Remote Sprint Retrospective

Posted by Marianne Pot on Apr 20, 2020 2:09:09 PM

This blog is the fifth and last one in a series of five: Remote Working Scrum Events, Done Right.

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Topics: Agile Transformations

How to facilitate an awesome remote Sprint Review

Posted by Laurens Bonnema on Apr 15, 2020 12:17:45 PM

This blog is the fourth in a series of five: Remote Working Scrum Events, Done Right.

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Stop Focusing on Agile & Start Adding Real Value

Posted by Kevin Bakker on Apr 14, 2020 8:02:19 AM

In many organizations, Agile and Scrum have become container concepts—their true definition and purpose forgotten. So, it makes sense to regularly reflect with your whole team on the what and ways of working Agile.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

‘When the going gets tough’

Posted by Guido van den Boom on Apr 9, 2020 2:28:31 PM

6 winning leadership qualities that will help you through times of crisis and beyond

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Remote Daily Scrum

Posted by Marnix van Wendel de Joode on Apr 8, 2020 1:23:21 PM

This blog is the 3rd in a series of five: Remote Working Scrum Events, Done Right.

When it's clear e have to meet, let's make sure to level it up to a proper event, like you should in Scrum. The objective and the artefacts to inspect and adapt are clearly defined in the Scrum Guide. We've summarized those below. 

We've outlined three great ways to meet the objective, as well as some tools to help you do it. Pick the one you prefer, and get after it!    

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Topics: Agile Transformations