20.12.2012

Stopping the negative spiral: our Lean IT experience

Lean is not a new paradigm. “Why should I care?” you can ask. Of course, there exist companies implementing and using Lean for decades, but at the same time we can observe some struggles with Lean effort in IT ...

20.12.2012

Upcoming technology trends will dramatically change our way of working, how can we prepare for it?

In this blog post we summarize Gartner technology trends for upcoming year and how it can impact our way of working and delivery capabilities. Top strategic trends for the year 2013 according to Gartner are as follows: Mobile devices ...

27.11.2012

What is Lean IT about?

In some of the previous posts I shared the idea of Lean application in IT area. Agile is great and helps a lot, but it reaches its limits when touching to HR, sales, management, sometimes also support. IT language we ...

09.07.2012

The first step to become a leader is to know you and your people’s strengths

This post introduces the first step making the difference between manager and leader. Leaders understand the strengths of their people and coach them to find their best place, where they contribute the most. They are not focusing on people’s ...

18.05.2012

Lessons from Google by Petra Cross

On Monday 30th of April, Ostrava hosted joint Google User Group (GUG) and Java User Group (JUG) event with Petra Cross from Google. Petra is Czechoslovak IT celebrity because she is the first (Czecho-)Slovak developer in Silicon Valley 😉 The topic ...