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Industry pioneer illuminates why Agile is a business challenge

Disciplined Agile Delivery and Business Agility By Jaco Viljoen, principal consultant and head of digital at IndigoCube I’ve known Scott Ambler for many years now. He’s an exceptionally well-known influencer in the Agile community, which is why I’m so pleased that...

How to level up your digital customer experience game

And what you need to beat the digital catch-22 By Jaco Viljoen, the principal agile consultant at IndigoCube We all know that in the digital world the customer, and their experience, is paramount. But the major issue in the digital era is that the customer experience...

How to make your roadmap to the digital enterprise

Learn the 7 elements that make agility robust By Jaco Viljoen, principal consultant at IndigoCube Many large enterprises that seek agility, particularly as part of their digital transformation, fail. Most don’t properly understand what agility in their current context...

Why automation is key to digital transformation

Automation is a hot topic in digitalisation because it offers the promise of optimising what humans don’t do well, which is repetitive tasks. Human shortcomings in this area are behind many of the poor customer experiences we have all suffered and which destroy brand...

If your DevOps is not aligned then your digitalisation will fail

The trick to successfully digitalising your business is to create a balance in the DevOps teams to eliminate the seesaw pendulum that results from the turf war each half silently wages. Developers want new things while operations people want the stability of...

That one time good leaders alone stink up your projects

It surprises me that so much more attention is often paid to the quality of skills of scrum masters and product owners over those of agile developers when companies go about digitalising their operations. Agile developers must self-organise into teams, test software,...

Daily Scrum: How to run a kick-ass stand-up meeting

The classic daily stand-up meeting, or daily scrum, takes place every working day at the same time. The lack of seating is designed to keep things short and to the point. The idea is that team members make commitments to each other about what they will achieve that...

Does your company have what it takes to be a digital enterprise?

Many companies don’t really understand what “digital” actually means—or, more importantly, what capabilities they need to prosper in a digital economy. In this first of a series of articles on digital, we build an understanding of what digital means to your business,...

What makes a good Agile Product Owner?

It seems like this should be an easy question to answer, but in fact it’s surprisingly difficult. Much of the focus in the Agile world is on the Scrum Master; only now are we starting to see more energy spent on coming to grips with the equally important role of...

Will project managers survive the agile enterprise?

CEOs are starting to realise that the markets in which their companies operate are changing at an accelerating pace. What worked 10 years ago just doesn’t work anymore. Customers are becoming increasingly demanding and their demands are changing constantly – driven by...

Closing the loop with DevOps

In my previous blog, I argued that scrum and agile should not be confused, and that scrum was just the first step in shifting to an agile mindset with its emphasis on quality software in line with business needs delivered more quickly. But, of course, the process of...

Agile Methodology for the Layman

Don’t think you can just learn agile on a course. Agile is a mindset first and foremost, not a set of procedures. As Wikipedia reminds us, the agile methodology evolved in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published...