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Article in Leading Dutch Magazine Elsevier

An interview with agile42 on was published in a special edition of the Dutch weekly Elsevier on Business Agility

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10 March 2017
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Article Elsevier

Elsevier is a Dutch independent weekly news magazine. The magazine focuses primarily on higher educated readers and various segments within the market sector. In a special edition on Business Agility, they published an interview with Niels Verdonk and Garbrand van der Molen, two leading Agile Coaches of agile42 in the Netherlands.

In the interview they discuss various aspects of Agile in particular why it is that organisations often don't realize the full potential of Agile. 

Niels Verdonk: "In many organisations Agile is still seen as something which is something for the IT Department, without involvement of the rest of ...

Sipgate – The slightly different company

Handelsblatt magazine profiled VoIP provider Sipgate to understand how a cultural change turned their organization around, with the help of agile42

agile42 client Sipgate was the focus of a profile in German magazine Handelsblatt. The full article is available as Kulturwandel bei Sipgate: Das etwas andere Unternehmen (“Cultural change at Sipgate: the slightly different company”) and features some comments from agile42 CEO Marion Eickmann. The description of the company is very interesting and we thought it would be good to have a translation here on our blog.


 

Handelsblatt

Here’s how the Düsseldorf based VoIP (voice-over-IP) provider Sipgate multiplied their productivity.

When you come to Sipgate, in the ‘hip’ media hub Düsseldorf, the first thing you notice is the punch ...

Officially Hot in Germany

agile42 has again been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany 2012-2015 in the survey prepared by FOCUS magazine

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22 December 2016
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agile42 has again been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in years 2012-2015, according to the annual survey prepared by FOCUS magazine in cooperation with Statista, and at number #9 in the specific category of Fastest Growing Consulting Business (this is five places up from last year!)

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The research company Statista compiled a list of the top 500 companies for FOCUS magazine that have had particularly high revenue growth in the period from 2012 and 2015. This list includes both private and publicly traded companies. The minimal requirement were that the company acted independently and was ...

Money Can't Buy You Agile

Article by Marion Eickmann published in October issue of German magazine MQ - Management und Qualität

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28 October 2016
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Press

The article published in the October issue of MQ - Management und Qualität (Management and Quality) shows that Agile methods cannot be "bought" but you learn your way to them.  The transition to agile methods will not only change the processes in the company, but also the attitude of all participants: teams get more responsibility and the management style changes from "Command & Control" to "Agile Leadership". To implement these changes successfully and sustainably, we need a targeted, role-based coaching.

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Organisation development in Midrange Magazin

German publication Midrange Magazin has published an article in the May, 2016 issue on organisation development using Scrum or Kanban

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10 June 2016
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Press

Midrange MagazinAgile Methods can’t be bought - but they can be learned: this is the premise of the article that I have penned for the May, 2016 issue of the German publication Midrange Magazin.

The article, titled Organisation development using Scrum or Kanban (Organisationsentwicklungnach Scrum oder Kanban) explains how simple rules and transparency are the two things that stand out in Agile Practices like Scrum and Kanban.

However, introducing them into the organization is sometimes not as easy as it seems. The transition to using agile methods doesn’t only change the processes within the company, it also requires a change ...

Agile Transition as a Learning Process in SPS-Magazin

"Agile Transition as a Learning Process" article, explaining the agile42 approach, recently published in German SPS-MAGAZIN

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10 May 2016
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SPS-MAGAZIN
German publication SPS-MAGAZIN, specialized in automation technology, has published an article with the title Agile Transition als Lernprozess (Agile Transition as a Learning Process) in the issue of April 2016. 

In the article we argue that Agile methods help companies to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and remain competitive, provided that the principles of agile actions are understood and supported by all stakeholders in the company. An Agile Transition cannot be completed with specific tools or methods but requires the willingness to learn and to continous improvement.

Organizational Culture Profile (CVF)

These are the most important aspects of the agile42 approach.

You can ...

agile42 listed by Focus between the fastest growing companies in Germany

agile42 has been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in the survey prepared by FOCUS magazine

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14 December 2015
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agile42 has been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in years 2011-2014, according to a survey prepared by FOCUS magazine in cooperation with Statista, and at number #14 in the specific category of Fastest Growing Consulting Business.

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Starting up a company may succeed for some, but how do you turn a Start-Up into a ever-expanding company? Who are these growth champions?

The research company Statista compiled a list of the top 500 companies for FOCUS magazine that have had particularly high revenue growth in the period from 2011 and 2014. This list includes both private and ...

Scrum and ETF in German journal BANKMAGAZIN

Marion Eickmann is interviewed in BANKMAGAZIN June 2015 to illustrate Scrum and the agile42 Enterprise Transition Framework

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26 June 2015
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Agile methodologies are discussed in an article by Christian Kemper appearing this month on the German publication BANKMAGAZIN, specialising in topics for the finance professionals.

BANKMAGAZIN Juni 2015Titled Innovation goes different (Innovation geht anders in original), it explains that “the digital revolution in German banking institutions is taking place in an orderly fashion. However, in order to develop new ideas flexibility is needed.” In Germany, when a new digital bank service is set up online, it is usually already outdated. Long, drawn-out decision-making processes delay the release to the market. That’s the reason why it has been so difficult for these ...

The word from Finland, Agile development at Siemens

An article about Agile developments at Siemens appeared in Finnish magazine "Tekniika & Talous" with comments from agile42 Finland CEO Lasse Ziegler

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28 April 2015
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Press
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The Finnish magazine Tekniikka & Talous has published a great article by Tero Lehto on the agile advancements at the electronic giant Siemens. The article describes how agile development is becoming more common in the industrial equipment sector. It also tells about the benefits Siemens is reaping after investing into agility.

Siemens Motion Control deployed agile methods end-to-end from product management to developers. Through targeted pilots involving multiple teams, they grew and are now continuously improving their own just-in-time portfolio management system that fits and supports their strategy. Thanks to a much faster time to market, they have now cut the ...

Swedbank Group IT Baltic Banking Division improves collaboration, motivation and efficiency with agile42

Swedbank Group IT Baltic Banking Division learned how to build better products faster while improving collaboration and increasing motivation

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18 December 2014
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With the help of agile42, Swedbank Group IT Baltic Banking Division learned how to build better products faster while at the same time improving the collaboration and increasing the motivation among employees.

Swedbank is arguably the strongest bank in the Baltics, the market leader overall as well as in all segments where they are active. Of all large companies in Estonia, Swedbank has received the award for the strongest brand — for six years running and with increasing scores.

But even Swedbank is feeling some pressure. The whole banking industry is facing large changes driven by the digitalization of society. While ...

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