Working Agile: How does it actually work?

Branddoctors' very first podcast is about one of the biggest trends in the workplace: agile working. A theme about which a lot has been said and written about, but above all a philosophy that is about daring, doing, experiencing and learning.

The idea behind agile is simple: By working on a specific goal in short, defined periods, and continuously reflecting on the result to make adjustments where necessary, you can start speeding up. And that is necessary in a rapidly changing world anno 2019.

Nicely all of them, but how do you actually do that Agile work? How do you ensure that it is not only about organizing stand-ups and retrospectives, but that you can really accelerate? That's what this first episode is about.

We speak about their experiences with Ludo Guns, Specialist Medici & Liberal professions at ABN AMRO and Alex Griffioen, Regional Director at Heineken. But also Hidde van Daalen, strategist at Branddoctors and certified product owner, joins in and shares his vision.

Both Alex and Ludo talk about their search for the best way to use agile in their team. Both had to learn and experience what achievable goals are within a sprint, and what the rest of the organization can handle. How do you organize sprints optimally, and how do you ensure that stories be ambitious enough but still feasible? One lesson is clear: cut-and-paste work, that is certainly not agile.

We also talk about the desire to make speed. Because that seems to be the most important motivation behind agile philosophy. But the experiences of both ABN AMRO and Heineken show: with agile you take the time to go through (sub) projects step by step. Focus and deceleration sometimes seem to be the big drivers behind the gear.

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Branddoctors started this summer with her own podcast. A podcast in which we, together with our customers, talk about strategy and creating customer value. You can listen to our podcast via Soundcloud, iTunes or Spotify. When you subscribe to our channel, you will automatically be notified when a new episode is available. Have a chat? We only like that! Then mail to podcast@branddoctors.com.

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