The term “safe environment” got a lot of traction in recent years, whether it’s conferences, books, TED talks, or blog posts. The thing is, that it’s very hard to understand it correctly and bring it […]
Agility has become popular across many industries. In IT where it has originated it is de facto standard. However, we also experience many Banks claiming they run more or less successfully an Agile transformation. Let’s […]
Key moments technique to build the culture of WE
Previous article defined Agile leadership. Now we ask the following questions: how to naturally and unobtrusively integrate everything described earlier into the real life of the team and eventually build the culture level 4? For […]
We defined different culture levels and link to our inner beliefs we all carry with us in the previous article. Now we deal with a question: what is the role of the leader in the […]
Agile Culture & Leadership
Following up Jarek’s brilliant article (in Czech), we would take a closer look at one of the key areas of scaling Agile — the role of the leader and how to build the Agile culture. […]
My First-Hand Experience with the Start-up Nation
Frequent migraines in my childhood made me use other sources than reading books. And the eye-to-eye meetings have always been the first in the line. I need to see and hear things with my own […]
Open DevOps Italy
What is DevOps? How to explain benefits to the entire organization? How to deal with company culture? It’s Friday, May 19th. We are sitting at the Rome – Ciampino airport with Jan waiting for our […]
Show and tell: way to share info across borders
Have you ever noticed that we seek for complex solutions and yet simple things work incredible well? This short article describes one such a practice we call Show & Tell. I guess you heard of Show […]
How consultants became owners
We at RainFellows have strong IT background. We started as excited Java Developers, later became Software Architects, Scrum Masters, Project Managers. We applied Agile and Lean thinking since our first days in IT. And the […]
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Stop boring and inefficient status report meetings!
You know how it goes. There is a group of coworkers round the table and they report one after another project status to their manager. Everyone should be interested in work of others but the […]
Fixed price contract for R&D project? Highway to failure
Sometimes, no matter how exceptionally you do, a development project fails. And even if you apply the best practices in this area. Whether you are customer or supplier, a fixed-price contract most likely sends you […]
3 good reasons to get a Mentor for your team
For every team, in order to fulfill their mission – to satisfy their customers and stakeholders – it is important to stay focused on the value and continually improve the way of working. Having a Mentor can […]