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Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

BY Jonny Schneider on September 20, 2017

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point. When people talk about Lean, the conversation often ends at process optimization, waste, and quality, and misses so much of what the Lean mindset offers. Design Thinking is held high as the […]

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Debbie Wren - Scaling Autonomous Teams

BY James Gadsby Peet on August 8, 2017

At ProductTank London, Lean & Agile Enterprise Coach Debbie Wren shares insights into successfully scaling autonomous teams. Her key takeaway? Get good at the basics first. Walk before you can run, small changes can have a big impact and it all comes down to people Don’t Hire Talented People and Then Tell Them How to do Their […]

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Taylor Wescoatt - Being the First Product Manager

BY Chris Massey on August 3, 2017

In working at Seedcamp and helping over 100 startups understand product thinking, Taylor Wescoatt has learned some valuable lessons he’d like to share, together with some real-world examples to drive the point home! Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product […]

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Transitioning from Scrum to Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on June 23, 2017

We here at insightsoftware.com, creators of Hubble, have recently moved from a Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. The driver behind the move was to improve the speed of business delivery and quality of the delivered product. The process seemed to go smoothly, even though the teams are distributed and have varying skill levels. […]

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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

BY Nate Walkingshaw on April 10, 2017

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other teams have created, and worked hard on dialling in the basics of making sure we have food, water, and shelter. We have gone from wilderness survival to wilderness living. We learned the ways […]

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Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

BY Jacob de Lichtenberg on April 4, 2017

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development  methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. You start with a discovery track to find out if a product idea is good and if it makes sense to build. Successful findings from the discovery track are added to the backlog […]

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

BY Matt Walton on April 3, 2017

Some years ago, I wrote a blog post noting that small teams are more creative and productive than big teams. I suggested that this might be because, like a band, they were self organising, communicated easily and informally and had autonomy over what they played. Band vs Orchestra I contrasted this to an orchestra, which […]

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What's the ROI of Innovation? - David Binetti

BY Chris Massey on March 10, 2017

David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit’s Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco), to government (USA.gov, acquired by the Federal Government), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. Currently, David helps organizations innovate faster with […]

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Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

BY Martin Eriksson on November 18, 2016

Coach, lean advocate, and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Lean methodologies work well for a single team observes Gothelf: “A lean startup reduces risk by regular and continuous experimentation. When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice […]

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Managing agile teams remotely, pitfalls and remedies

BY Edward Upton on September 19, 2016

My first experience of managing a remote team was not a success: the team broke up quickly, and the company soon after. At first, I thought the issue was the personalities involved but as I’ve looked at more companies trying to set up offshore development offices, I’ve seen there are some common mistakes. I want […]

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