Tag Archive: Lean & Kanban

Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Mobile, DevOps, Software craftsmanship and more

March 31, 2017

The 5th edition of I T.A.K.E Unconference, the only technology agnostic event in Central and Eastern Europe, is taking place in Bucharest, Romania, 11-12 May. With a line-up of more than 30 international speakers, 6 keynotes, 6 parallel tracks, a technical Open Space and many opportunities for coding, the event brings together top-notch software crafters who lead the change in... Read more

How to reduce waste – a supermarket model

October 4, 2013

A supermarket is a large form of the traditional grocery store, a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles. The good thing about it is that I find a large variety of products. Supermarkets don’t look like an interesting organization; I was surprised to find out that they were the basis of one of the prevalent... Read more

Change Management 3.0

September 26, 2013

(Guest blog post by Jurgen Appelo, originally appeared on his blog. Republished with permission.) No matter how big the CEO’s desk is, an organization is not a hierarchy. It is a social network. People interact with each other across all levels. And even though delivering a software product is quite different from handing over the butter at the... Read more

Have You Met Your CEO?

September 19, 2013

My job involves working closely with programmers and testers, identifying their impediments and helping them find ways to solve them. The team can remove most of the impediments, much more than developers would expect. There is however a restricted set of impediments that require management intervention, usually in the area of: better facilities, acquisition of... Read more

Estimation Techniques Meetup: Sprint Planning

September 16, 2013

The Bucharest Agile Community had a meetup on “Estimation Techniques”. The topic was picked in the spring by the community and was so popular that a second session was required. The discussion on sprint planning was easier because less risks are involved. Beside the classic planning poker with story points we discussed about a few... Read more

ALE2013, the last day

September 1, 2013

ALE2013 finished with the most fantastic day. It started with some minutes of wakeup gymnastics. After the speakers introduced their talks, attendees chose between talks on lean startup, continuous improvement, offers and pricing or software design. The offer was very attractive and again we had to choose one talk out of three going on at a... Read more

First day of the unconference ALE2013

August 29, 2013

The first magic day started with the open intro made by the organizers. Jurgen Appelo had the opening keynote about the new organizational structure of the 21st century: the network, not the hierarchy. I realized from his talk that learning through experiments and remembered is the way to improve. After the speakers introduced their talk, it was challenging... Read more

The very last day before ALE2013

August 27, 2013

We are ready for ALE. Are you? I was at Radisson Blu Hotel this evening for the last day of ALE2013 preparations. The venue is ready to receive all the ALE2013 attendees. The organizers, including the Mozaic Work team and the volunteers prepared the unconference rooms with logistic and materials. Everything is in place for... Read more

How We Work

January 30, 2013

In the introductory post, Maria shared some interesting things about Mozaic Works. We’d like to let you in more and show you how we work. Here it is…   The Team, Rules and Values From the very beginning, Maria wanted Mozaic Works to have high standards of collaboration. We don’t try to sell services to... Read more