Recent Posts by Fredi Schmidli

Handing over responsibility is not easy

The benefits of an agile organisation are clear: increased flexibility and the ability to respond more rapidly make it easier for agile companies to adapt to constantly changing market situations. In a previous blog post, we discussed how leaders can act as role models – based on our experience, the importance of such role...

27 Jul 2018 by Fredi Schmidli

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Top-down is the opposite of agile

We understand the term ‘scaled agility’ to mean that every level of a company is operating in an agile manner. In operative areas, cross-functional teams self-organise their work on products. These collaborations are coordinated at the tactical level, and the company management prioritises the key projects at the strategic level.Management: role models for the companyOur...

16 Mar 2018 by Fredi Schmidli

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Knowledge sharing – or what agile management has to do with Christmas

It’s almost Christmas – a celebration of love, gifts and sharing. Have you already found presents for all your friends and family? Or are you still caught up in the festive hustle and bustle? Material gifts may be nice to get, but what’s really unforgettable is the time you spend with family and friends, as well as the joyful atmosphere.

29 Dec 2017 by Fredi Schmidli

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Why digitalisation requires an agile organisation

Digital service such as those offered by Netflix and Spotify are now an integral part of our daily lives. And we also expect digital products from our financial services providers – for example, banking apps. In order to prepare itself for the future, Dutch banking group ING decided in 2015 to transition from a traditionally...

14 Sep 2017 by Fredi Schmidli

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Change your conditions, not your people

A company’s culture is the product of its management system. Employees generally behave as the system dictates. Most companies use a traditional reward and punishment system to motivate their employees to achieve more: work well and you get a bonus; make mistakes and you get criticised. At the same time, managers want to increase collaboration...

15 Mar 2017 by Fredi Schmidli

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Day-to-day appreciation suits us better than Merit Money

We place great importance on transparency. We value openness, courage and team spirit, and treat each other as equals. This also means that we expect our employees to think and act in a bold, entrepreneurial manner. To encourage this, last year we ran an experiment called ‘Merit Money’.How we used Merit Money: Merit Money is based...

17 Jan 2017 by Fredi Schmidli

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How to measure innovations using the right metrics

In his latest book Scaling Lean, innovation expert Ash Maurya explains why we should abandon traditional metrics in favour of ones that are more suitable for product development.Product managers often have difficulty measuring their progress correctly. From the book Lean Startup, we have already become acquainted with the concept of validated learning, which allows progress to...

27 Jun 2016 by Fredi Schmidli

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Faster innovation thanks to exclusive know-how from the US

Media Release

Thanks to cooperation with Ash Maurya, founder of LEANSTACK, author of the bestseller “Running Lean” and creator of the Lean Canvas, the Swiss business consulting company pragmatic solutions now has access to the resources and know-how of one of the world's most renowned innovation experts.”In Switzerland, the US is considered to have...

01 Apr 2016 by Fredi Schmidli

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