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The first step is always the hardest – our agile coach gives you a flying start

In agile companies, the Scrum Master takes on an important role. They communicate and keep track of the agile process and ensure that the rules are observed. A trained Scrum Master has a theoretical knowledge of their tasks, but the practical implementation can only be learnt through experience. When a new Scrum Master begins work,...

07 Nov 2018 by Gorden Fehlhaber

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Visiting agility and self-organisation

If a company is undergoing an agile transformation, it helps to take a look at the experience gained by other companies. Many agile companies organise visiting days that allow an insight into their work. ‘Agile safaris’ – as we call these visits to exchange experiences – are always inspiring, but by discussing the purpose of...

10 Sep 2018 by André Horisberger

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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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How an agile mindset accelerates growth

The money and capital market platform Loanboox demonstrates how an agile mindset can promote corporate growth: after just 18 months, the company hit CHF 10 billion in requested credit volume. Founder Stefan Mühlemann’s idea of connecting public sector borrowers directly with institutional investors came at exactly the right time. Cost-efficient, transparent and straightforward While working as a consultant for...

21 Jun 2018 by Mischa Ramseyer

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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 company Our...

16 Mar 2018 by Fredi Schmidli

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Don’t let anyone steal your business!

In June, Mischa and I will be talking about agile change management at the 5th International Coaching Congress in Olten, which runs from 12 to 13 June 2018 and is themed around ‘Organisation, Digitalisation and Design’. This is a very exciting and extremely relevant topic! Increasing digitalisation requires fundamental changes to organisations. Agile working methods...

15 Mar 2018 by Moreno Della Picca

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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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How does pragmatic solutions work with external partners in an agile way?

In previous blogposts, we’ve discussed decision-making in a self-organised team and considered how to deal with conflicts. These internal processes help the team move forward. However, collaboration with external partners is also important for pragmatic solutions: outsourcing various tasks allows everyone to concentrate on their core activities. But how do we guarantee agile working...

14 Sep 2017 by Chris Kruppa

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