Advisor

Streamlining Agile at Scale

Posted February 21, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

Nowadays, there is a huge popular demand for Agile as a means to enable change and accelerate value. Popularity, however, is something other than reality; for most companies, the introduction of Agile requires a significant mindset shift. This almost always meets resistance from several directions in the organization. In addition, Agile adoption is often accompanied by some element of inefficiency and chaos if left unguided. The authors of this Advisor describe some specific ways organizations have combined architecture with Agile thinking and methods to improve their results.

About The Author
JanWillem Sieben
Jan-Willem Sieben is an IT Strategy Consultant at IBM, with a focus on enterprise architecture and the alignment between business and IT strategy. He has been engaged as a consultant, program manager, and enterprise architect in large transformations and innovation programs at central government organizations and a variety of commercial companies, mainly retail. Mr. Sieben has lectured on enterprise architecture for Erasmus University Rotterdam… Read More
Jan Paul Fillie
Jan-Paul Fillié is a Technology Strategy Consultant, Agile Champion, and TOGAF-Certified Architect at IBM. His focus is on analytics, business intelligence, and data governance, including GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Mr. Fillié has worked on IT transformation programs in the financial sector as a consultant, architect, and project manager. As an IBM Agile Champion, he assists teams, programs, and client organizations in Agile/… Read More
Cristina Popescu
Cristina Popescu is a Business Transformation Consultant at IBM, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has experience in IT consulting across transportation and logistics, consumer products, industrial, and pharma sectors, as well as in Agile IT operations. Ms. Popescu currently focuses on Agile enablement and business strategy in the consumer products industry. She earned an MSc in accountancy and control from the University of Amsterdam,… Read More
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