Reducing IT incidents, a priority for major European banks

Translation of a post published on our French-speaking blog in September 2018. More transparency on IT incidents Since August 15, 2018, British banks have been required to indicate on their websites the number of IT incidents that have caused interruptions to payment services. According to Les Echos article of August 17, 2018, the five largest … Continue reading Reducing IT incidents, a priority for major European banks

How Lean Problem Solving Increases Agile Team Productivity

In this article published on InfoQ.com, Marc Legru and Kevin Raynel share the example of a mobile applications startup. When faced with a problem, people in technology companies often feel pressured to jump to a solution quicklyThese solutions may work but are often not optimal and may have unintended consequencesApplying a rigorous approach to formulating … Continue reading How Lean Problem Solving Increases Agile Team Productivity

Scrum and The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams

In this article by Pierre Jannez, published on InfoQ you'll get a good understanding of why Scrum and the TPS are a great combo for IT teams: Scrum, the Toyota Way and Toyota Production System (TPS) have common foundations regarding values and intentsAgile and TPS can be used together to deliver better resultsVisualization and pulling … Continue reading Scrum and The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams

Lean management in the Tech industry: what to expect?

Should you need to improve the results of one of your IT activities by 25% in a few months, you should consider the Lean IT approach. Whether it is, for example, to reduce the cost of user support/run, accelerate the time-to-market of your products or improve the satisfaction of your users, Lean IT provides a … Continue reading Lean management in the Tech industry: what to expect?

Lean banking: real life success stories

In a network of 1,000 bank branches, about a hundred are considered as "reference branches": they have more than 9 employees and the branch manager is responsible for several satellite branches composed of 3 to 5 people. The director of this network wishes to deploy Lean in the reference branches in order to improve their … Continue reading Lean banking: real life success stories

Improve the Kanban of adjust the DoD?

During the retrospective of an agile team using a Kanban board in the Lean sense (read the article Kanban, may force be with you!), its members looked at the pieces made (delivered) in relation to those to be produced (the Kanban cards present in the backlog) in the sprint. First, look in the red bins … Continue reading Improve the Kanban of adjust the DoD?

Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?

Agile and DevOps have reintroduced the notion of flows and iterations into IT development processes. On this subject, one often hears about pull or push flows as well as Kanban. What exactly is this? To begin with, I will quote the IT Production Director of a major French bank, who used this formula for the … Continue reading Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?