Showing articles for keyword: Agile

  1. The short history of software contains a handful of inevitable trends. Take any software asset, such as an app, a database, or an information system. In a very high probability, its size and complexity have grown throughout its whole lifetime. Take any software asset that is still in active use. Chances are, the number of its active users…

    Esko Hannula
    by Esko Hannula
  2. When the clockspeed of business increases, also the development teams building your products and services have to function faster. Hannele Kuitunen reflects on how their work has changed in the middle of this while humans are still not built to multitask. How has all this changed your relationship with your customers, and what benefits increased clockspeed has brought along?

    Hannele Kuitunen
    by Hannele Kuitunen
  3. To be fast you need to have discipline. Take the fire department for instance. They have courage and discipline, which is why they can be fast. Discipline can mean that there is a joint understanding on how we exchange information. Personally I don’t like when people are taking up airtime in meetings by thinking out loud. That thinking s…

    Joachim von Schantz
    by Joachim von Schantz
  4. Among Finnish development community, we are very eager in taking new models, methods, frameworks and technologies into use. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is one of the new silver bullet candidates that might resolve our challenges in responsiveness to ever-increasing speed of change in business. Can we really lean on SAFe? SAFe Getting M…

    Riku Sarapisto
    by Riku Sarapisto
  5. An ideal organisation should divide its research and development (R&D) resources into three different horizons with different proportions. The three different future horizons all have their own focus, which need to be approached with different methods. All horizons also have different types of problems and solutions, but what is key…

    Taneli Tikka
    by Taneli Tikka
  6. ”Agile thinking” has taken over big time. Majority of us think that it is good, or even necessary, to be agile and a few of us even have a clue about what it means in practice. Agility comes in two breeds (or three, if dogs are included): agile development and strategic agility. The origins of agile development are in a set of developmen…

    Esko Hannula
    by Esko Hannula
  7. As the world is getting more and more connected with business ecosystems that require to expand to partner networks, and the interdependencies are growing, the need and pressure for the quality – and style – in system integrations is growing.  Program Manager Tuomas Kivisaari , Project Manager Tiina Kanerva from Sanoma Technology, and D…

  8. System integrations should be seen as a part of business development and not only as investments as still seen in too many organisations. Seeing system integrations as an integral part of business development fits especially well in the agile business environment, where they are not worth planning for the existing business environment. Ins…

    Tuomas Kivisaari
    by Tuomas Kivisaari
  9. “Organization silos are bad! Break the silos!”  I was probably 22 when I first heard about the existence of organization silos, isolated functional units that operate their own empire without knowing and without caring about the surrounding silos. I was told that silos are bad and should be broken. At that time, the magic that was meant…

    Esko Hannula
    by Esko Hannula
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