The Difference between Product and Service Organizations

The Difference between Product and Service Organizations

In the past few years, I have been engaging with more and more technology organizations that started as pure service providers and are now evolving to offer their own products on the marketplace. Typically, these products have been started based on needs these organizations have identified through their experience in service-based projects with different customers. While this is a good…

3 Things that You Should Know About Career Development in Agile Context

3 Things that You Should Know About Career Development in Agile Context

In recent years, being “agile” is nearly a standard in the IT industry. More and more companies transform their work processes and bring agile methodologies like Scrum, to meet the need for rapid adaptation to the dynamically changing business environment and to more effectively exploit the potential of their employees. An essential part of this transformation is the definition of roles and…

Interview: The Impact of Lean Thinking and Agile Values on the Future of Tech (by Beaglecat @ DevExperience 2016)

Interview: The Impact of Lean Thinking and Agile Values on the Future of Tech (by Beaglecat @ DevExperience 2016)

About a month ago I was speaking at DevExperience in Iasi, Romania, and I had the absolute pleasure to meet Georgiana Ghiciuc – an inspiring and charismatic lady, the founder of Beaglecat, and her team. We had a nice conversation around the impact of Lean and Agile on the IT sector and business in general. With Beaglecat’s kind permission, I am…

Innovation by Internal Crowdsourcing

Innovation by Internal Crowdsourcing

Innovation is a buzzword for large IT companies today, as corporations are faced with increased competition by startups and emerging players in their markets. Smart companies invest in training their people in new methods for customer-centric product creation and set up intrapreneurial programs to create a startup culture and boost innovation. These programs are all good and bring a positive change in…