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?

IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?

Many teams practicing agility use the Definition of Done (often referred to as DoD) to determine, based on objective and shared criteria, if the User Story (US) is well completed. These criteria also serve as a "contract" between the team and the customer. This DoD is regularly translated into a list of points to check … Continue reading IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?