Friday, December 26, 2014

Agile for sales teams from the trenches - Case studies and examples

This Roojoom will show how Sales team from deferent companies are using Agile and Lean methods and tools to manage their workflow, work load, and work prioritization.

Lean Infographics & Posters Collection

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wishing you all a merry Christmas! (and an Agile one)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Top tips for engaging your employees in social media for the benefit of your business

Many companies have already made the connection between employee social media activity and brand advocacy and realized its marketing potential.  When it comes to social media, your employees are holding a very powerful marketing tool. Employees are engaged in social media anyway and a lot.  They are sharing personal as and work related stuff over the web every day. Your employees can harm your brand or become your best advocator.  You cannot force them to advocate your brand using this powerful tool, but you sure can learn how to engage them into doing it.

Our constraints are just stories we were told once.

How many of us refuse to attempt something new or challenging because of our so called MINDSET? Here are some Stories about mindset which may help us realize how constraints are only something in our heads. If we change the story, we change the outcome.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DevOps is NOT a Job Description its a mindset

Organizations that use a DevOps mindset will deploy applications and capabilities significantly faster and with fewer operational issues from what the industry is reporting.  The fundamental basis for successful DevOps is a culture of trust and a feeling of fellowship. Everything starts with how people perceive each other. The term DevOps itself represents the teamwork that’s necessary for agile software deployment, but unless a company is willing to challenge its own status quo, no real benefits will result.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Why 2015 will be the year of DevOps?

Almost five years and billions in infrastructure procurement later, DevOps is now front and center for any organization looking to become more agile. It is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss.  Based on a recent survey, 2015 set to be a watershed year for its widespread adoption.
What will be DevOps 2015 challenges? What will be the new development and what are we all going to talk about?

Friday, December 12, 2014 Software Kanban Game

This is a game used for introducing Kanban to software teams in Danske Bank. It is based on the Software Development Kanban game by Christina Skaskiw .The game sets up a simple kanban board and have teams of 3-5 players go through several rounds (similar to days) in order to have work flow through the system. The game introduces concepts such as visualization of work, work in process/progress limit, manage flow, basic measurements and retrospective/improvements.

The Kanban System Game -Free Computer Simulation

You are the leader of a workcell that manufactures four products, call them A, B, C, and D.… Each morning, the shippers come to your stockpoint and remove what they require for the day’s shipment. .. An Excel spreadsheet simulates these activities. … 
The Kanban System Game is a simulation in Excel format. Macros provide a random daily demand, calculate inventory, and graph the results.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Top tips for achieving Flexibility in product roadmapping

A roadmap is a communication tool that helps communicate where you are, where you are heading and how you expect to get there. But it can also turn out to be an ineffective tool that holds non relevant information and wasteful activities for those how needs it or building it. Here's some top tips I've collected from the experts explaining how to keep the roadmap flexible and relevant. Enjoy. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The only principle we need for becoming wildly effective at collaborative knowledge work. #AntiMatterPrinciple @flowchainsensei

(@flowchainsensei)  - The Antimatter Principle serves to nurture an environment where folks love to do good things together. 
This could be a workplace – or some other setting where folks come together to get things done.  Its a powerful thing to use in ripping down destructive power structures inside an organization.
The Antimatter Principle fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. This is oh so simple, yet powerfully transformative.

GetKanabn -Online Game Simulation of a Kanban Environment

Nice kanban online simulator - Do you want to really understand Kanban for software development? Do you want to teach it effectively in your organisation or training program? The getKanban Board Game is the quickest, most effective way to teach the principles and mechanics of Kanban.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

#Nomanagers approach - Moving far away beyond the command and control approach.

Only 30% of American workers are engaged and inspired at work. 20% are actively disengage and this fact is linked to bosses and mangers. They have bosses form hell that makes them miserableand they are going around the halls and spreading contempt.  …. The staggering of this is loos productivity – 4050$~billion a year. Why do we ned a boss? Why not?. Sometimes we need to get rid of’em all!

Need to change a behaviour that is hard to change? Apply The Fun Theory

“…something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.”~ Volkswagen.  You can easily make it works in marketing as well as in education and development and more fields of interest. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Just what is a Chief Innovation Officer?

The importance assigned to innovation as a vital business process has been elevated in recent years. To ensure they stay ahead of the game, businesses must be constantly innovating. Businesses that are well versed in the best management practices can, without realizing it, generate an environment hostile to innovation. Someone who can counterbalance the natural killing instinct of a company’s business units and design a more innovation-friendly organizational environment is required. This is a big job, it aims to drive innovation capabilities to deliver better business results.