The C-suite should be interested in experimentation to make Agile really work

In his article “Why the C-suite isn’t interested in experimentation and how you could change it” @arjanharing discusses his experience talking to C-level execs about how running experiments could accelerate innovation. Go read it, it’s well written and gives some worthwhile insights. When I read it, I immediately started thinking about the touch points of Arjan’s ideas with […]

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Bimodal IT – False dichotomy?

Traditional IT is focused on “doing IT right”, with a strong emphasis on efficiency and safety, approval-based governance and price-for-performance. Agile IT is focused on “doing IT fast”, supporting prototyping and iterative development, rapid delivery, continuous and process-based governance, and value to the business (being business-centric and close to the customer). http://blogs.gartner.com/lydia_leong/2014/08/25/bimodal-it-vmworld-and-the-future-of-vmware/ Really? Do we […]

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More bystanders lead to less help offered – What about teamwork?

Hoe meer omstanders bij een ramp, hoe minder hulp er wordt gebodenMet zijn allen toekijken hoe iemand verdrinkt? Dat kun je niemand kwalijk nemen, want wel of níet ingrijpen is geen bewuste keuze, maar een reflex. Dat blijkt uit promotie-onderzoek van neurowetenschapper Ruud Hortensius van de Universiteit Tilburg naar het ‘omstandereffect’. Margreet Vermeulen13 april 2016, […]

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Thoughts on “Een illusie armer, agile misvattingen”

After reading Daphne Henning’s pulse article Een illusie armer, agile misvattingen (translated: “One illusion less, agile misconceptions”) here are some thoughts I have about the four points she makes in her article: 1. Don’t be misled by technology > Try solving real people’s (everyday) problems, instead of falling for the trap of innovating in new technology just because it […]

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