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…

Recap of ISTA and PMDay 2015 Bulgaria

Recap of ISTA and PMDay 2015 Bulgaria

Last week I was attending 2 events that were somewhat related to Agile, and I want to share a quick recap of the most important points I got from them. ISTA ISTA is a conference that has been targeting primarily software (quality) engineers and the topics in the past years were predominantly technical. Therefore, I was very surprised to discover…

FAQ Series: ProductOwners

FAQ Series: ProductOwners

Good knowledge of Scrum rules is necessary but by no means sufficient for being a good ProductOwner (PO). This role is extremely important for the project and for the product overall since a job well-done could turn your company into a leader in the business while otherwise sending you behind all your competitors. This implies a lot of additional requirements…

Is Agile Just a Hype?

Is Agile Just a Hype?

There is a lot of talking about Agile especially in the IT industry, and I hear many people saying: it’s the currently fashionable way to approach software development and it will eventually pass. Let me share some of my thoughts on why I don’t think Agile is just a hype. The evolving concept of Agile First of all, let’s look…