Xebia Articles

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

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

The Gentle Way of Change

Posted by Chris Lukassen on Nov 28, 2019 1:44:32 PM

When leading change in an organization, what guides and influences new behavior? What makes it stick? Judo offers a gentle way of approaching change. Based on principles like seiryoku zenyo, which means “maximum efficient use of energy,” it poses questions such as, “What if everyone did just this one thing? Would the rest fall into place?” Change doesn’t happen overnight, but by conducting mini-experiments, and adjusting along the way, great, and lasting change can occur. Here are six levers of influence from the path to the Judo black belt that could make you a better leader in business.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy, Product Management

Autonomous Leaders with a Shared Goal

Posted by Jurriaan Bernson on Dec 14, 2018 10:25:32 AM

How Product Owners Should Be Aligned and Work Together.

Shared leadership is what you want in organizations that sometimes have dozens of product owners. But how do you get those product owners to work together in line with what the others are doing? Find a big, empty wall for part 2 of a blog series by Xebia Product Management.

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Topics: Product Management

Product Owners and Their Contribution to Growth

Posted by Jurriaan Bernson on Oct 29, 2018 11:12:01 AM

You'll find it in almost every product owner's job description: "The product owner is responsible for maximizing value," or "for creating value". In order to grow, the real meaning of growth first has to be defined. After that, you can focus on execution and feedback loop. This is the first part of a blog series by Xebia Product Management.

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Topics: Product Management