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Technology Balance Sheet

Above is a slightly different lens through which the effect of the metaphor of "technical debt" may be easier to comprehend. What do you think: Does this help to explain...
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Technology Balance Sheet

Quality Management for Software Product Development

“Quality comes not from inspection, but from improvement of the production process.“ Edwards Deming Why is this important? Product quality is critical for satisfying customers and retaining their loyalty, so they continue to buy from...
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Quality Management for Software Product Development

How to detect false Agile?

Agile is very commonly adopted - at least when you ask people whether they are working in an agile way. Once you get a chance to take a bit closer...
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How to detect false Agile?

What are the most common reasons to adopt Agile?

I have been asked several time about what would be the best reasons to consider investing into the implementation of Agile methods. Here are my thoughts. Need to reduce technical...
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What are the most common reasons to adopt Agile?

Journey from Project to Product

I have had the opportunity to work for the better part of my professional life in product-oriented businesses and build my experience around product discovery, definition, design, development, and delivery....
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Journey from Project to Product

10 Popular ways how Leaders can kill the Agile Transformation

The title of this post may seem a bit provocative. I hope that helps draw attention to a fairly serious issue. Sometime unconsciously leaders on different levels of seniority within...
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10 Popular ways how Leaders can kill the Agile Transformation

What’s the Difference between DoR, DoD and Acceptance Criteria?

To ensure the definition and verification of quality goals it is critical to define when a specific work item is complete and can thus be considered to be in a...
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What’s the Difference between DoR, DoD and Acceptance Criteria?

What motivates us

If you look at the science, there is a mismatch between what science knows - and what business does. Check out one of my favorite TED talks given by Dan...
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What motivates us

Pre-requites checklist for Organizational Agility

Are you ready to start your journey of implementing agility within your organization? How do you know that you are really ready for this? Many organizations are actually not really...
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Pre-requites checklist for Organizational Agility

Breaking with the Laws of Automotive

Co-autored with Helmuth Ritzer Wolfgang Hilpert and I had the pleasure of working together over the past years. We both started our individual careers in two different domains, software and automotive,...
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Breaking with the Laws of Automotive

Beware of the Efficiency Trap

Do NOT confuse motion with progress! Sometimes we need a disruption to look for insights beyond our immediate context. When we are busy as individuals working through our to-do list,...
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Beware of the Efficiency Trap

Why nobody cares how agile you are

Imagine you are walking into a nice restaurant. You are seated next to an awesome sea water aquarium and watching the well-dressed waitress serving great looking food, pouring expensive wine...
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Why nobody cares how agile you are

Comparing Quality Dynamics of Traditional with Agile Approaches

I was recently asked to summarize the quality dynamics when explaining the difference between traditional approaches and an Agile way of working. This is what I have collected so far....
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Comparing Quality Dynamics of Traditional with Agile Approaches

The “Definition of Done” is not for wimps!

We can talk all day about the intent of our Scrum teams delivering product increments in small iterations, learning from real customer feedback and delivering real customer value along the...
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The “Definition of Done” is not for wimps!

Some agile or serious agile?

Others have thought and written about this already. Can you achieve significant benefits by just “cherry picking” some of the agile practices? You can — you may just find yourself...
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Some agile or serious agile?

The optics of going Agile

During the time of increased pressure to adapt to ever-changing circumstances it becomes apparent that innovative digital solutions are challenging the value of traditional products and business models even more...
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The optics of going Agile

Is agile about speed or about quality?

There are a number of great observations worth reflecting about in this article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-we-still-need-quality-management-agile-delivery-world-shanks/ by Misha Shanks. Her discussion whether “Agile [is] more about quality or speed — or can it be about...
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Is agile about speed or about quality?
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