An agile transformation journey implies a starting point, where you are now, and a destination. That destination might not be the final end point for your transformation journey, but that destination is somewhere you know you want to go – more automation, faster cycle times, higher quality, unimpeded flow from business intent to development, or just a happier place for everyone to work. A perfect destination to choose is Release Orientation.
Wearables as a technology category is emerging as one of the leading technologies within health care. Whether it is Mixed Reality (MR) via the holo-lens, Virtual Reality (VR) from Samsung Gear or Oculus, or Augmented Reality (AR) from Apple, the industry consensus is that these technologies are here to stay.
User Story Mapping is an excellent technique to visualize how the solution is going to be iteratively developed in fast-feedback cycles. MVPs can be defined for various reasons such as validating the need for certain functionality, gaining user feedback on design decisions, or investigating technical techniques. The story map will visually show how the team will iterative develop working solutions and evolve toward a MMP (minimum marketable product).
If you’re a CEO of a company, agile and scrum should be very familiar to you. If not, you run the risk of losing productivity and profit in your business. The top 3 challenges for CEOs who are driving change in their organizations to meet with shareholder expectations are:
- To prepare organizations to respond to market volatility
- To foster growth and innovation
- To develop human capital
December 7, 2015 -- Coming off from attending the Insurance Executive Conference last week in New York, I am extremely excited by what I heard regarding where the industry is heading.
I attended both Life and P&C tracks, picking up the following insights:
The third foundation –Agile Enterprise Portfolio Management– A lean project funding and tracking process that ensures Just In Time funding of ideas, so that the rest of the machinery can deliver the value at a rapid pace. In traditional organizations, budgeting and pre-planning ideas for the long term and short term – many a times put the organization in a position to not pick up and work on ideas that are demanded by the market because the internal processes of the companies do not aid the company to be agile and nimble to react to market conditions. So, while your development organization may have adopted agile delivery processes, it does not truly help if your project intake process is still stuck in the 60’s.
In the previous post, we outlined the Agile Resource Allocation Dilemma and recognized that this is a pervasive issue and a tough one to solve.