Thoughts on organizing architecture


The post Thoughts on organizing architecture appeared first on Xebia Blog. Architecture Organization socio-technical architectureWhen being part of an enterprise, you will meet different architects on any given day.

Sociocracy and Healthier Organizations

Agile Alliance

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs): Org-as-Code

The dawn of cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology is moving us firmly towards organization-as-code. The post Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs): Org-as-Code appeared first on

3 Ways Organizations Use Measures Poorly

I am often asked what Scrum Teams and organizations should measure. If you start to recognize some of these patterns in your team or organization, well, that's a good thing. 3 Ways Organizations Use Measures Poorly. #1

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Shameless Organizations

An organization is a group of people. An organization is not a physical entity but a network of people. Without those people the organization doesn’t exist. If an organization has a culture of publicly shaming its people, I call it a Shameless Organization.

Your Daily Scrum: Why Do Organizations Fail at Scrum?

On a recent episode of Your Daily Scrum , Professional Scrum Trainers Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley address a very popular question in Scrum circles: Why Do Organizations Fail at Scrum? They are the co-founders of Agile for Humans , the premiere Scrum and Kanban training organization.


Organic Apps for iOs & Android


And adopting an organic food diet is not difficult with the help of technology. There are numerous organic apps that may help you buy organic ingredients or make delicious meals using them, so, we have selected our favourite ten apps that we believe make a difference: .

Scrum is for Teams. Kata for Organizations.

Well, Scrum might still help you organize your work even on that smallest possible scale, but you won’t experience all the benefits. Scrum is therefore a power tool for product teams, but what about the rest of the organization? Scrum vs. Kata?

Majority of Organizations Now Adopt Multi-Cloud

As a result, most organizations have matured into multi-cloud operators. The post Majority of Organizations Now Adopt Multi-Cloud appeared first on As IT’s digital footprint grows, its cloud footprint is rising both in size and complexity.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

The value of Agile Architecture in a modern organization


Talking about the added value of applying Agile Architecture in your organization, we see fewer and fewer “IT architects” in organizations. The post The value of Agile Architecture in a modern organization appeared first on Xebia Blog.

YDS: How Should Organizations Treat Agile Consultants?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: How Should Organizations Treat Agile Consultants? Today's question is about how contractors and consultants are treated in Agile organizations. They are the co-founders of Agile for Humans , the premiere Scrum and Kanban training organization

NXP: Building a Data Organization That Performs & Elevates the Individual


The concept of AI in the enterprise has been around for a bit now, and the way different organizations have handled the implementation of data structures and management, as well as new evolutions in AI technology itself, varies greatly.

The Role of Delivery Manager in an Agile Organization

Gorilla Logic

An agile organization is good at delivering results in a short period of time. In this article, I am going to share how a delivery manager can provide value to an agile organization, as well as discuss what is out of scope for this role.

How to Democratize Data Across Your Organization Using a Semantic Layer

Speaker: speakers from Verizon, Snowflake, Affinity Federal Credit Union, EverQuote, and AtScale

Learn from data and analytics leaders at Verizon, Snowflake, EverQuote, and Affinity Federal Credit Union about how to foster a data literate culture while scaling data access and self-service analysis across your organization using a semantic layer.

4 Ways to Grow Your Business Organically

Strategy Driven

Growth can be organic or inorganic. Organic growth occurs when you expand from within by getting more clients, offering new products and increasing output while solely relying on your own resources. Some people would argue that organic growth is inherently better than inorganic growth.

Survey: Organizations Knowingly Deploy Vulnerabilities

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Agile Alliance Managing Director Phil Brock to Depart Organization

Agile Alliance

After many years of guiding Agile Alliance as its Managing director, Phil Brock has advised the Agile Alliance Board of Directors that he will be leaving the organization in August 2020. Having seen the organization from close up as a board member over the past 4 … Continued.

Sustainable change requires architecture of technology and organization


Each organization I have met is searching for new ways to do better. A caveat however is that organizations are typically focused on technology. The post Sustainable change requires architecture of technology and organization appeared first on Xebia Blog A desire to improve.

Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

Self-Organizing Groups in Zoom

How can a virtual event facilitator get out of the way and let a group self-organize? Breakout rooms in Zoom were a life-saver for many facilitators, trainers and Scrum Masters in recent months.

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Lessons Learned in Becoming a Product-Centric Organization

Agile Alliance

How do you shift from a component, technology aligned organization to a product-centric organization? This is a challenge many organizations are now facing as they aspire to go beyond agile at the team level and align their whole organization for product-centric discovery and delivery. The post Lessons Learned in Becoming a Product-Centric Organization first appeared on Agile Alliance.

Career NOMADS Are Parasites to Organizations & Individuals

CEO Insider

They Kill Real Performance Achievement and the Spirit of the Individual & Sole of an Organization … 10-Ways to Smoke Out NOMADS! The post Career NOMADS Are Parasites to Organizations & Individuals appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

Archetypes: mapping organization, culture and leadership


The empirical evidence agile42 has got from multiple client engagement supports the theory that ideal characteristics of a leader are based on archetypes, ideal types of what an organization should look like and their underlying culture. By Giuseppe De Simone.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

ORGANIC agility: The handbook is now here!


For most readers of this blog, there will be nothing new about the words “ORGANIC agility”. Put simply, ORGANIC agility decenters the mechanical approach that sees organizations as machines built of discrete parts but sees them instead as living networks of relationships between people.

Article: Moving from Agile Teams towards an Agile Organization

InfoQ Articles

This article explores some elements from a systemic point of view that are essential to create the right conditions for moving from agile teams towards an agile organization.

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Too Many Organizations Get Public Cloud Wrong

The post Too Many Organizations Get Public Cloud Wrong appeared first on The cloud has been getting a lot of press in the past few years—and with good reason. The elasticity and flexibility of resources are transformational for businesses. However, there are also drawbacks.

Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

Agile Alliance

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How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

Returning organization back to the present

Does an organization live in the present or in the past? But let’s do a thought experiment: imagine an organization. In many organizations, the age of these items will be weeks or even months, and in general, it will be the longer the larger the organization.

Why Cybersecurity Should Be Your Organization’s Top Priority

The Crazy Programmer

Unfortunately, the escalating rate of digitalization that is consuming IT resources across organizations has led to basic network and device hygiene becoming one of the most neglected components of cybersecurity. It’s followed by mission-critical industries or government organizations.

Belarus: Self-Organization of the Nation

An interesting phenomenon though is that hundreds and thousands of people continue to self-organize and struggle without any leaders, centralized structures, and opposition parties. The whole camp was organized fantastically well including logistics, food, cleaning, etc.

How to manage a program in a product-mode organization

Martin Fowler

My colleagues often talk about the important advantages of organizing a software development organization using products rather than projects. While this is an effective organizational approach, it does have its downsides.

10 Keys to AI Success in 2021

Capitalizing on the incredible potential of AI means having a coherent AI strategy that you can operationalize within your existing processes. Learn how organizations are overcoming hurdles and realizing the enormous rewards that AI can bring to any organization.

Building Communities Through Online Organizing


The need to campaign and organize on the most pressing issues of our time won't — and can't — stop in the face of a global pandemic.

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

Agile Alliance

Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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How to Build an Engaged Online Community for Your Organization


Also, since Twitter and Facebook are the most-used platforms for nonprofits, it's necessary to know how to target people and leverage these platforms to strengthen your organization's community.

Building a Donation Funnel Using Your Organization's Website


A donation funnel is the journey a user, or potential supporter, takes through your website with the end goal of making a donation. We refer to this as a funnel because we start with the largest group of users and slowly narrow down to those people who are qualified to reach the final goal.

MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.