Thomas is a department leader in a global pharmaceutical company. He and his team work as Expert Service Provider in the medical device field. They are focused on development and application of custom-built test methods and equipment. Thomas started his career managing classical Waterfall-like initiatives but now uses Kanban and Scrum for agile Hardware Development and agile Portfolio Management for several years. He has also experience in agile Leadership and leading Change in Agile transformations – in a conservative and highly regulated environment. Thomas is KMP, CSPO, CAL and Enterprise Kanban Coach.

From Project Management to value-oriented business agility

From Project Manager to Agile practitioner. That’s in short the story of Carolin Salz. Today she supports companies where you might not even expect agile development – like carpenters or construction companies. Not for introducing Scrum in their IT department, but striving for more agility in their business processes. This is the first of two posts on our work related to deriving a value-oriented Product Strategy.

Read: The Principles of Product Development Flow

From Donald G. Reinertsen What you will learn: The current approach to product development has institutionalized a set of dysfunctional beliefs. Besides others, beliefs like the one that Efficiency is good or that … Continue reading Read: The Principles of Product Development Flow

Visit: Focussed Objective

for Metrics and more Description: Focussed Objective provides Expertise in the area of Forecasting and Estimating, Portfolio Planning, Risk Management, Metric Selection and Programs, Probabilistic Modeling as well as Metric analysis … Continue reading Visit: Focussed Objective

Doing Strategy

Ever wondered why the 500 ppt slides on corporate strategy did fail in execution, communication and operationalization? Yesterday I had the honor to work with Markus Andrezak, Carolin Salz, Oliver … Continue reading Doing Strategy

Next Stop: Agile

Principle-based Agile Implementation in Conservative Environment Co-Authored by Chris Keller Driven by the need for increased efficiency in operational processes a multitude of modern organizational forms are emerging that seriously … Continue reading Next Stop: Agile