Too much work? Scope in!

Too much work? Scope in!
Agile management consultant at Avega Group
I work as advisor and coach to leaders and development teams.

My specialities are efficiency in IT, leadership, management innovation and people development
Emil Vikström
Pushing work into a system creates lack of capacity, long lead-times and poor quality in the development organisation. One of the worst drivers of stress, long lead-times, high costs, not fixing long lasting problems and other bad things is in my opinion the way we...

Top reasons you need DevOps (and its causes)

Agile management consultant at Avega Group
I work as advisor and coach to leaders and development teams.

My specialities are efficiency in IT, leadership, management innovation and people development
Emil Vikström
Based on my experience here are some top reasons why you and your IT organization need to start doing DevOps. If you recognize at least some of these symptoms in your reality you should definitely take a look under the hood. Releases are big and complex (several...

SAFe’s Kaizen Culture: Hansei and Apology

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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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[blockquote author=”The Hedgehog Song, The Incredible String Band” float=”left”] Oh, you know all the words, and you sung all the notes, But you never quite learned the song, she sang. I can tell by the sadness in your eyes, That you never...

Dive Into A3: A Talk & Interactive Workshop at Lean Agile Scotland, 19/20 September 2013

Dive Into A3: A Talk & Interactive Workshop at Lean Agile Scotland, 19/20 September 2013
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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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This was my second year presenting at Lean Agile Scotland. Thanks once again to Chris McDermott for putting on a conference single-handedly that somehow managed to be even better than last year’s. For me as a constrained conference-goer rather than a regular...

People, Not Resources

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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Resource is a fundamentally inappropriate way to describe skilled, intelligent human beings with hopes, dreams and feelings. Soylent Green may be Made Of People, but People Are Not Resources. Why? Because in knowledgework, people are not Plug and Play, Replaceable...