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Digital Transformation

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Digital Transformation is the redefinition of the products and services a company offers to fully leverage the opportunities generated by the constantly evolving digital technologies, blurring the digital and physical worlds and changing how it connects with its customers and creates value for them. The most successful startups today were born with a Digital DNA…. Read more »

How far does Agility go?

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It is usually difficult to map the border between what is agile and what isn’t. Making this border clear is important to answer various questions: How much progress is an organization making regarding Agility? What are the points that team needs to improve? What is the next knowledge an individual should acquire on Agile methods?… Read more »

How to Balance Short-, Medium- and Long-term Horizons

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Horizons

My friend Paulo Caroli wrote in his blog about a project that K21 carried out for a large client. The service provided was inspired by McKinsey’s horizons nomenclature. McKinsey’s planning horizons: H1: Short-term horizon. This is the dedication to the business that currently pays your bills. H2: Medium-term horizon. Companies have to allocate part of… Read more »

Retrospective with Management 3.0: Moving Motivators

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Moving Motivators

The dynamics of Moving Motivators, by Jurgen Appelo, father of Management 3.0, helps managers to learn more about what motivates their team members. Jurgen’s idea while creating this exercise was to provide a tool to reflect on individual motivation and see how organizational change is affecting them.   The Moving Motivators The exercise is simple…. Read more »

Dysfunctional Daily Scrum: how to identify them?

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The Scrum Master looks at his or her watch. It’s time for the Daily Scrum. The team doesn’t move. The Scrum Master thinks: “Gosh, here I go, babysitting them again!” He or she pulls a team member by the arm, finding resistance. “Come on, guys, it’s time for the Daily Scrum. Let’s go!” The Development… Read more »

Approval or feedback in the Sprint Review?

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The Sprint Review meeting begins. The Development Team and the Product Owner show the client what they did during that Sprint. The client observes, but doesn’t say much, except for a few fundamental questions. At the end, the client approves (and even applauds) the work, says ‘good-bye’ and leaves. Everyone thinks, “Wow! The meeting was… Read more »

Product Backlog, Continuous Planning and the Horizon Analogy

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Product Backlog

Imagine this scenario: you’re out in the street watching the city in front of you. Buildings, cars, people and other things are distributed from where you are standing to the distant horizon. To describe what you see, what level of detail can you use in your description? Now imagine your next software development project. When you… Read more »