On standards

Working alongside product companies allows experiencing the impact of sharing the same practices across the entire enterprise architecture. Some call this standardization, which in theory brings only advantages for both the product company and the end-users. Reusing same technical, functional and user experience design across products or modules of the same product offers consistency and provides the future direction. But what happens when you realize that the current practices, referred to as standards, are outdated or contain techniques which are far from being best practices? You have a choice. You can continue the work as it is. Or you can … Continue reading On standards

On Agile mindset

We hear more and more often about the individual terms Agile and mindset but also about the concept which results by combining them. But what is an Agile mindset? In my opinion, an Agile mindset is based on the following pillars: The ability to have a clear vision about own work and teamwork, from small topics to larger topics like product vision The ability to understand what inspect and adapt really means – inspecting the results at the end of each period of work (sprint) and adapt activities planned for future periods of work (sprints) The ability to understand change … Continue reading On Agile mindset

On change

A wise man once said that change is in the centre of the universe. As a Business Analyst and Scrum Master change is part of my daily activities and on a larger scale change is a constant part of our lives. But what is change exactly? According to dictionary.com change is: to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone to transform or convert to become different Sounds simple, isn’t it? Yet the reality proves to be different. It is in our human nature not to like change … Continue reading On change