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Jan Martijn Everts

A Scaled Agile framework with real autonomous teams? – The Value Board

In an organization that wants to act according to the Agile Manifesto, the mandate of decisions lies with the teams and they are self-organizing. Where does the organization go to if everyone can do their own thing? This may lead to chaos. A form of direction is needed to be stronger together than alone. Leaders …

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Management Participation in Online Idea Challenges

As stated by Jan Martijn Everts in the blog ‘You get what you give’, senior management and sponsorship are important aspects of running successful Idea Challenges. There is no arguing about that. Management support and sponsorship are a necessity for the initiative itself. But should senior management also visibly participate in the online Idea Challenge …

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Prioritizing in a DevOps environment – the Priomide

More and more organisations are implementing DevOps way of working. This means that a product’s development is being done by the same team that does the operations of this product. What does this mean for prioritizing the work within the team? It concerns different types of work with different goals. In order to make the …

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Need radical ideas? Don’t trust the experts!

Do you know the feeling that when you are looking for novel or radical ideas every time you do an ideation session amongst your employees the winning ideas are incremental ones? In our business we sometimes see Idea Challenge being organised that aim for novel ideas but eventually end up with a selection of the …

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Idea Challenges – You Get What You Give

In contradiction to what many people think, Idea Challenges are not about getting, they are about giving. Your employees will not automatically start sharing great, useful and relevant ideas to your organisational needs. As an organisation, you must give a lot before you get anything at all. And I do not mean prizes or money. …

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Who Needs Ideation Software?

All organisations face one or more challenges they need to tackle. Some have decreasing markets due to the crisis and need to cut costs, while others are looking for other ways to serve existing or new customers. Your organisation is probably also facing a number of challenges. To gather possible solutions for your challenges, crowdsourcing …

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