Transforming to digital? Success is all about attitude.

 

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In my last article I discussed the difficulties of introducing agile at scale using 'out of the box' frameworks; that it is a misconception that these frameworks will solve your agile scaling problems.

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So are you trying to scale Agile? Join everyone else. And of course, vendors are queuing up to help you do it. Going for the SAFe Scaled Agile Framework? Or perhaps you’re implementing the Spotify Model or Large Scale Scrum (LeSS). There are plenty to choose from.

 

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Yet another security breach hits the headlines. And boy this was a big one! Turns out that 1bn accounts were compromised in 2013. How Yahoo has kept this under the radar must be a feat of world-class information security management! So they must be getting something right. Or perhaps they just didn’t know? Yeah, right.

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Waitrose quick check smallI've been using Apple Pay on my iPhone for a while now.  I also use Waitrose Quick  Check.  But I've always thought it was crazy picking up a low powered scanner when I already had a powerful device in my hand - and I always dropped at least one of them!  Now Waitrose has launched a Quick Check App - but is it a good experience or just a fad? 

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I’ve just started using Microsoft Planner. It’s a new online planning tool launched last month as part of Office365. It’s interesting that Microsoft have created such a tool given its investment in the bloated MS-Project. But is it something we should all be using instead?

I have had a number of conversations over the last few months with people who have experienced the demise or watering down of innovation departments in large corporations. It seems that whilst CEOs and their teams recognise the value of innovation, their ability to nurture it continues to elude them.

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Outsourcing software delivery capability has been a trend over the last few decades. Even outsourced Agile models have seen successes. However, with more focus on dynamic digital software products, rapidly evolving customer needs and empowered product teams, has the outsourced software model run its course?

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Managing technology change programmes can often feel like a ‘bloody trail of gangster revenge’. The 1971 film Get Carter describes Jack Carter’s (Michael Caine's) quest for vengeance as 'following a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders’. The pun-intended Kata learning technique that sits behind Toyota's Lean success provides a painless alternative for delivering programmes successfully in the dynamic digital era.

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Black Friday is an American tradition that UK retailers have jumped on this year. It’s a great new ‘event’ to create marketing buzz and get us spending on the high street and online.

 

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