WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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#Agile approaches are getting implemented in organizations for more than #Software #Development via @BCG

#Agile approaches are getting implemented in organizations for more than #Software #Development via @BCG | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

For most companies, agile is confined to software development—but it doesn’t need to be. Increasingly, forward-thinking companies are taking advantage of the same agile techniques that have transformed software development. Now they are successfully deploying these techniques in other core business units, from marketing to human resources to finance. When companies implement agile across their entire organizations, ways of working improve dramatically. Agile methods are more collaborative and creative and can be more efficient than other business models. But companies must first understand why their current business structures need to change.

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WHY IT MATTERS: software developers have proven for years that agile approaches deliver much better results than tradition approaches dubbed "waterfall". I believe that because I have lived it many times. Now it is time for others in the organization to embrace agile approaches. And for those that know agile, remember that I always prefer to have pigs on my projects (for others, read this https://www.implementingscrum.com/2006/09/11/the-classic-story-of-the-pig-and-chicken/)

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contribution vs commitment: why I always prefer to have pigs in my #Agile projects #notaJoke #pigsRule #pigsAreMyFriends

contribution vs commitment: why I always prefer to have pigs in my #Agile projects #notaJoke #pigsRule #pigsAreMyFriends | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Learn more about the story behind the scrum chicken and pig cartoon. We help people learn about Implementing Scrum to Focus and #deliver.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this is a great analogy that use in many occasions to explain the difference between contribution and commitment. I want commitment in my projects, thus only pigs!

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Destroy Today / The tech behind our wedding

Destroy Today / The tech behind our wedding | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

I’m a dev at heart, so in the planning, I took it upon myself to be creative where I could. I utilized several services and even experimented with some of the newer web tech out there. In this post, I’ll run through the ‘backend’ of our wedding and provide detail on exactly what went into it.

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This is not strictly a "business" digital transformation but it does show how much project management can benefit from going digital.


I am a consultant and thus have to manage multiple projects in parallel, one or more per client. Some large corporations have Project Management Office (PMO) with dedicated project managers and all the tools they require. Yet, in most small and medium businesses, projects are managed with a pen-and-paper, maybe with an excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Project and a shared dropbox folder. Very few leverage collaboration tools - Google docs - or simple project management tools - Trello, Basecamp, Podio and many others - to help coordinate their teams.


Going back to the wedding tech article, what is most interesting beyond the technologies used is how this can help transform the way weddings are documented and memories are preserved with the contribution of everyone attending. Isn't something we would like more in business projects we run? I think so.

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