Sprinkling design thinking into elementary school
It’s eight o’clock in the morning. I walk towards an elementary school building in snowy Helsinki and memories start coming back to my mind. Like all Finns I too spent nine years of elementary school in a building like this. Silent hallways, small chairs and a feeling that one need to behave themselves are very much present. At a superficial glance, it feels that not much has changed in the past twenty years. Read More
Use Customer Journey Maps to Uncover Innovation Opportunities
EMPATHIZE WITH CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER END USERS.
One way to develop more empathy with—and gain new insights about—your customers is to look beyond the narrow definition of your offering and consider the customer’s total experience. The more broadly you define the customer experience, the more opportunities you can identify for improvement. Read More
What is DevSecOps?
“DevSecOps enables organizations to deliver inherently secure software at DevOps speed.” -Stefan Streichsbier
DevSecOps as a practice or an art form is an evolution on the concept of DevOps. To better understand DevSecOps, you should first have an understanding of what DevOps means. Read More
How a competitive cycling team applies DevOps and agile methods
Can agile and DevOps methodologies be applied outside of technology? More specifically, can we apply them to a sport? I decided to answer these questions by analyzing the application of agile and DevOps principles within my road cycling team. Read More
THE BASICS OF AGILE TRANSFORMATION
For businesses to succeed in today’s market, they must be able to rapidly and reliably deliver product increments to customers. More importantly, they need to be nimble and able to respond to feedback from these customers. This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. For small companies, Agile Transformation can be straightforward—since getting alignment can be accomplished by getting everyone in a room and creating shared understanding. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. Read More