Xebia Articles

‘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

Xebia. One of the best companies in e-business 2020

Posted by Marloes Joosten on Apr 7, 2020 7:21:22 PM

Press Release | April 7 2020

Xebia named one of the best companies in e-business of 2020. The comprehensive portfolio of digital services is rewarded with five stars, and the 5th place in the list of fullservice digital agencies(large).

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Topics: DevOps & Continuous Delivery, Agile Software Development, Test Automation & Quality, Cloud Infrastructures, User Experience, Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Big Data & Data Science, Agile Software Security, Software Quality Assurance, Blockchain, Product Management, Hiring

Remote Sprint Planning

Posted by Marianne Pot on Apr 6, 2020 8:24:26 AM

This blog is the 2nd in a series of five: Remote Working Scrum Events, Done Right.

When it's clear we 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, Digital Strategy

Don't Have a Meeting, Have an Event!

Posted by Laurens Bonnema on Apr 2, 2020 5:38:58 PM

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

At Xebia, we use Meeteor's checklists to determine if we need to meet, be it in-person or online. This saves a lot of time, and ensures that we have a solid reason for each meeting.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Change the Way You Change

Posted by Ron Meyer on Apr 2, 2020 2:07:20 PM

A Result-Driven Growth Hack

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Remote Big Room Planning Part 2 – A Practical Guide

Posted by Serge Beaumont on Mar 27, 2020 12:26:39 PM

In part 1 we explained what the toolkit required, and what you need to make your remote Big Room Planning a success. Today we will dive into more detail as we will guide you step by step through the organization of such an event, using the tools and applying the concepts we explained in part 1.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Remote Big Room Planning Part 1 – What do you need?

Posted by Serge Beaumont on Mar 25, 2020 4:51:03 PM

One of the main reasons to hold Big Room Planning sessions is that you can discuss all work with everyone present and collaborate towards a plan supported by all those present. In these days of remote work that has become a lot more difficult. With a little bit of preparation and some clear agreements you can still achieve the same outcome with the same group.  

This article is written by Serge Beaumont and Roel Trienekens, both Senior Business Agility Consultants.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

Digital Culture: The Post-Transformation mindset and culture your company needs to succeed

Posted by Ellen Barree on Feb 24, 2020 11:25:47 AM

IN AN INCREASINGLY DIGITAL WORLD, PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS CONNECTED—AND SO IS YOUR CUSTOMER.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy

3 Guiding Principles for Digital Innovation

Posted by Dennis Kaltofen on Dec 10, 2019 9:59:00 AM

In the current digital era, change is accelerating at an exponential rate. Businesses must “adapt or die” if they want to survive. To do this, they are looking for new ways to disrupt and innovate their market or industry, in most cases in a digital way. However, to increase their chances of success, organizations should take into account three key guiding principles for digital innovation.

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Topics: Digital Strategy

What Makes a Team a Winning Team?

Posted by Bart Bouwers on Dec 3, 2019 4:07:53 PM

For the last twenty-five years, I’ve enjoyed working with teams to improve them.
I've worked with all kinds of teams, from those that barely make progress to those that turn everything they touch into a success. What sets these teams at opposite ends of the spectrum? What makes a team a winning one?

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy