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Enterprise Agility

Embracing an Agile Corporate Culture

Businesses from all industries are facing competitive markets like our economy has never seen before. The notion of delivering a product as fast as possible with the highest quality is making that competition move at the speed of light. This is especially true with digital products as they have become the key driver for increasing…

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Enterprise Agility

What is Agile, Part II: Key Agile Terminology

Have you been asking yourself, "What is Agile?" You're in the right place. This is the second installment of a two-part series on the basics of Agile. In the first post we defined how Agile works. Now we’re equipping you with the top 10 key terms you need to know to be conversant in Agile.…

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Enterprise Agility

6 Ways to Boost Quality with Agile Development and Software Testing

"Bugs in your product are a symptom of bugs in your process - if you focus on fire prevention, you'll reduce the need to fight fires" - Henrik Kniberg, Lean from the Trenches Quality in agile software development is not negotiable. Teams should strive to deliver a fully functioning, high quality, potentially shippable product increment…

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Enterprise Agility

What is Agile Development? Defining the Basics

Agile development is super-hot right now. But what is Agile development, exactly? We’ve compiled this post to provide a basic overview and key definitions of the Agile methodology. The Agile software development methodology began in the mid-1990s but has recently gained significant traction inside and outside of IT departments due to its suitability for an…

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Enterprise Agility

Adding Transparency Into Your Agile/Kanban Workflow

Why the 3 Columns of “To Do, Doing, Done” Aren’t Always Enough On a recent project, I noticed that our previously high-performing Scrum team was sputtering. We were missing an increasing number of sprint commitments, and none of our retrospective suggestions were improving performance. In fact, retrospectives often turned into constructive critiques, where we were…

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Enterprise Agility

Are You Coaching Your Lean Six Sigma Candidates for Success?

As a Black Belt (BB), I've observed on many occasions how crucial it is to position Lean Six Sigma (LSS) trainees and candidates for success at the start of their journey. When LSS capability is not effectively created from the getgo, the organization wastes time and resources, and may miss key market opportunities when planned…

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Enterprise Agility

6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Adopt an Agile Framework

Lean project methodologies such as Agile development Scrum and Kanban are all the buzz right now. So what does a just-in-time approach mean for your business? Companies want to save money while still best serving customers, but they often forget the easiest way to illicit customer feedback: just ask the customer. The Agile/Lean world focuses…

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Enterprise Agility

The Scoop on Scrum Development

When I got my Certified ScrumMaster license in Silicon Valley a few years ago, I was surprised to find 20 or so employees from Apple—not from their Development team, but from their Marketing team—there to learn about Scrum. Now, that doesn’t seem so strange. Scrum is quickly affecting more and more departments in businesses everywhere,…

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Enterprise Agility

Agile and Waterfall: The Best of Both Worlds for Project Management

“One fails, we ALL fail!” is a common phrase used across team that use Agile methodologies. But why is this not a mantra for Waterfall projects? Today it seems many organizations are focused on one methodology or the other, instead of looking at ways to leverage the strengths of both to successfully deliver projects. I…

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Enterprise Agility

Managing an Agile Development Project with Scrum: Balancing Speed and Feature Fidelity

Having an “I want it here, I want it all, and I want it now” mindset is one of the quickest ways to derail an Agile Scrum project. During my experience as a Scrum Coach working in Agile methodologies, I often see a lack of trust between business leaders and IT software development. This leads…

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Editor's Picks

Why do companies struggle with digital transformation?

Companies of all sizes are faced with industry disruption, new technologies, and changing customer needs. Organizations with outdated…

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Operational Excellence

Leading people through forced change

When employees face disruptive change, they are often spurred on because there is a well-founded “why”—a justification for…

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Customer experience

So you have a journey map. Now what?

As organizations strive to become more customer-centric, journey mapping has become an integral tool to help organizations get…

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RPA in 2020

Mindless. Repetitive. Tedious. Necessary. Some of the most important functions in your business are cyclical, manual processes. Often…

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LinkedIn LIVE events

financial services transformation

What’s new in financial services transformation?

Every now and then I get to talk with a leader who is so deeply knowledgeable one could say they are a tiny bit obsessed. Jason Henrichs ...

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Webinars + podcasts

Sign up to watch Celerity webinar recording

On-Demand Webinar: How Responsive Enterprises thrive in uncertain times

When disruption reigns, let your customers show you the way with Customer-Centricity, Operational Effectiveness and Agility Business as ...

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activate journey map

Activate your journey map

Why is activating a journey map difficult? As organizations digitally evolve and transform, every aspect of the customer journey is mapped. ...

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innovation at scale

Harnessing innovation at scale

Harnessing innovation can be painful and disruptive unless you turn an innovation process into part of your company’s everyday routine. ...

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