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Technology Balance Sheet

Technology Balance Sheet

Above is a slightly different lens through which the effect of the metaphor of "technical debt" may be easier to...
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Quality Management for Software Product Development

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...
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How to detect false Agile?

How to detect false Agile?

Agile is very commonly adopted - at least when you ask people whether they are working in an agile way....
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What are the most common reasons to adopt 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...
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Journey from Project to Product

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...
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10 Popular ways how Leaders can kill the Agile Transformation

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

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...
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What motivates us

What motivates us

If you look at the science, there is a mismatch between what science knows - and what business does. Check...
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Pre-requites checklist for Organizational Agility

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...
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Breaking with the Laws of Automotive

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...
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Beware of the Efficiency Trap

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...
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Why nobody cares how agile you are

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...
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Comparing Quality Dynamics of Traditional with Agile Approaches

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...
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The “Definition of Done” is not for wimps!

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...
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Some agile or serious agile?

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...
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The optics of going 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...
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Is agile about speed or about quality?

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...
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