Xebia Articles

The Future of Organizing

Posted by Rik de Groot & Marianne Pot on Oct 1, 2020 11:16:17 AM

Experimenting by using business simulations

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Leadership challenges, a blog series, part 1

Posted by Ellis de Haan on Sep 29, 2020 5:03:54 PM

In their blog series, Ellis and Chris will talk about their experience of leadership. Ellis is Business Unit Manager of Xebia IT Architects (XITA), one of the business units of Xebia focusing on DevOps transformations. Chris is principal consultant in this unit and expert in behavioral management and executive coaching. There is a great opportunity in leading an expert in executive coaching, and reflection on how to lead, and be led. 

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Agile Transformations, Hiring

Digital Transformation at Shoeby: Store of The Future

Posted by Daria Nozhkina on Sep 1, 2020 10:25:17 AM

When your digitization journey truly supports your organization's core value.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Leadership and its purpose

Posted by Rik de Groot on Aug 18, 2020 9:37:08 AM

The world is changing due to extreme events like a pandemic. The purpose of leadership therefore needs to change accordingly. The natural response to a crisis is often the opposite of leadership. With fear as a counselor, we can see a reversion to traditional control and processes. The underlying cause of this is the need for safety and security. Precisely during extreme events leaders can make the difference. In these events the market and employees need different forms of stimulation and support.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

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