Newsletter 13 Jan 2019

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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



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


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


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