COVID-19: Navigate the exit from lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a truly unique impact. Economies worldwide have all but shut down as governments have sought to halt the spread of the virus and prevent potentially disastrous consequences by locking down and imposing social distancing measures on their populations. Not since the Black Death has a disease so profoundly switched off […]

Why Focus on Infra Agility?

This article discusses critical capabilities related to IT and Infra agility which will help businesses deploy faster than the competition while eliminating waste and reducing cost on ‘route to live’. We will also look at enabling and empowering developers while meeting control requirements at the same time. Our experience has shown us that some organizations […]

Portfolio Management

In this article you will find perspectives from Holley Holland’s experiences helping a large Global Bank’s Portfolio management function to rediscover new ways of working. The article brings insights from practices and lessons learnt in a number of areas including outcome orientation thinking and planning, value based prioritisation, balanced value stream based MVP funding models, […]

Products over Projects

To launch your small domain-aligned, self-organised team (aka speed boat) the first things we need are Products over Projects. Projects are a popular way of funding and organising change. They organise work into temporary teams and are funded with a business case projecting specific benefits. They are staffed from a “pool of talent” whose members […]

Agile Steps on the 1,000 Mile Journey

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…but it helps if it’s bold and in the right direction!” The insurance industry is at an inflection point – the digital challenge and changing needs of a younger generation mean that insurers need to adapt quickly to the demands of tomorrow’s customers or risk […]