When Companies Lose Their Way - How to Find It Again in 3 Steps

Posted by Mark Hill
Realizing how you’ve lost your way invites a new disruptive way of thinking that creates the possibility for a transformative change in your choices.

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The Business Benefit of Design Thinking

Posted by Eliassen Group
Eliassen Group had the opportunity to discuss the value of design thinking with User Experience Subject Matter Expert & Design Leader, Rachael Acker. Rachael discussed what design thinking actually is, explained how it benefits an organization, and detailed how it impacts a digital transformation.

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It's more than just a job search.

Posted by Eliassen Group
At Eliassen Group, our purpose drives what we do. Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of our employees, clients, consultants, and the communities in which we operate. And we mean that. See how we’ve positively impacted the lives of a few of our consultants.

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Understanding Agile Metrics - Part 2

Posted by Bob Ellis
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed 3 primary metrics of an Agile transformation: value, flow, and quality, respectively. In the second part of the series on Agile metrics, we explore the ‘value & outcomes’ category of metrics to holistically steer an organization.

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Scaling Great Heights with SAFe - Part 2

Posted by Stephen Gristock
In Part 2 of “Scaling Great Heights with SAFe,” Stephen Gristock guides the reader in their continued ascent toward Agile excellence by examining some approaches for successfully leveraging SAFe.

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Celebrating and Supporting Women in Our Workplace

Posted by Olivia S. Kajencki
Eliassen Group has created EmpowHER, a group that celebrates and supports women in our workplace. The goal of this group is to help women identify moments in their daily work lives during which they can better speak up, “lean in,” and take their rightful seats at the table.

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Net Promoter Scores: What Do the Numbers Really Mean?

Posted by Eliassen Group
Net Promoter Scores are derived with one basic question in mind: How likely are you to recommend your firm to a friend or colleague? This blog post explains what an NPS is, how it’s measured, and what this number actually tells you.

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Scaling Great Heights with SAFe - Part 1

Posted by Stephen Gristock
Eliassen Agile’s Stephen Gristock advocates for the SAFe approach to Agile despite the full range of effective Agile-adoption methodologies. SAFe calls for an initial focus on defining the need for Agile with the help of active participation from Leadership.

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The Unstoppable Drive to Win

Posted by Mark Hill
The human drive to win can be an incredible transformational tool when harnessed and used for positive change. Asking your team three basic questions can realign and reprioritize company values, and as a unit, this drive to win can propel you ahead of your competition.

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Understanding Agile Metrics

Posted by Bob Ellis
Alignment across the dimensions of Flow, Value, and Quality is critical for a successful Agile transformation, but can the abstract concept of alignment be measured? Look at these ways to interpret the tangible data.

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The Agile Principia (a.k.a. Playbook) - Part 2

Posted by Stephen Gristock
In Part 2 of this blog post, we look at some of the pre-requisites and adoption scenarios of an Agile Playbook.

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The Agile Principia (a.k.a. Playbook) - Part 1

Posted by Stephen Gristock
In Part 1 of a two-part series, Stephen Gristock considers the place of process in Agile, ultimately making a case for an Agile Playbook.

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Working with Millennials

Posted by Kaila Orn
Millennials. The generation of lazy, narcissistic, self-righteous, participation trophy-toters. As one of those very Millennials, I’d like to help shed some light on what we need in order to thrive.

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We all need someone in our corner. That’s why we have CAP.

Posted by Eliassen Group
Our consultants know that instead of spending time guessing who the point of contact is to answer a question, they can reach out to CAP the first time.

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Experimentation or Standardization?

While there are benefits to standardization, premature standardization, or standardization with no room for experimentation leads to stagnation and poor overall performance. The pace of change and innovation in DevOps means new opportunities for improvement are arising regularly.

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