Blog tagged as Program Management

Three characteristics of a Product Owner that can make or break your Agile Software Implementation

When ready to start your Digital Business Transformation Journey, you have selected the platform, and assembled the team to implement (Systems Integrator, Software Vendor, or a collection of contractors) - there even is the Scrum Master. But how do you decide to select the Product Owners? Simple, ri...

Matt Koopmans
26.01.20 03:02 PM - Comment(s)
Essential software for your agile delivery

All you need to deliver an Agile project is sticky notes, and a place to stick them... So far, this has been true - sort of. The daily stand-up is a great way to provide updates and ask for help - but agile has morphed beyond the small team that is co-located. Products are divided into multiple smal...

Matt Koopmans
06.01.20 05:59 PM - Comment(s)
Success with your Digital Transformation Program - Revolution or Evolution?
Sustained change is a long running process. Sustained change, therefore, is rarely revolutionary - where many things are fundamentally changed at once - as too many of those will lead to inherent roadblocks in dependent processes, causing the whole system to collapse.
Matt Koopmans
03.11.19 02:06 PM - Comment(s)
Requirements for your software implementation - Three things you must do

Implementing new business software is hard. Way harder than it should be - and usually we are the cause of the complexity. We tend to understand what we do in the business, but we do not fully understand why we do it, leading for overestimating the complexity of the process. There are three simple r...

Matt Koopmans
13.10.19 07:32 PM - Comment(s)
How scope gets in the way of trust and success

Go and ask for a quote for an IT solution delivery, and the first thing you get asked is: "What is the scope?" Seems fair - if you want to get a price commitment, you will be asked for a functionality boundary. But what does this actually do to the delivery of your solution? Nothing good, ...

Matt Koopmans
07.10.19 05:18 PM - Comment(s)
Why your agile approach will probably fail - 5 common misconceptions you must address right now in your agile deployment

Much has been said about agile, and much is continued being said. Agile deployments of software fail, and agile deployments of software succeed... And every so often an article pops up which contributes to the common misconceptions that create the weak foundations to build your agile deployment. Let...

Matt Koopmans
28.09.19 03:14 PM - Comment(s)
Implementing business applications? GAME ON!

If you ever played a computer game, you know that great games start easy, and incrementally introduce new complexities. As Nolan K. Bushnell coined the phrase to describe the best games: "easy to learn, difficult to master". So what does this have to do with business applications? Surely, ...

Matt Koopmans
05.09.19 01:28 PM - Comment(s)
Are your finance requirements holding you back?

I have been in the business of implementing business solution for over 25 years. During this time, I have been amazed at two things: 1). the incredible speed of innovation in this sector, and 2). the incredible inertia of silly requirements that keep us from utilising these innovations. No - this is...

Matt Koopmans
17.07.19 10:20 AM - Comment(s)
Customer Success Management and SCRUM - a match made in heaven?

Customer success teams are here to stay. It is inevitable that the vendor of a subscription based software application takes a keen interest in the success that has been achieved with that software. After all, even the most specialised software application is in danger of being "commoditised...

Matt Koopmans
18.04.19 01:51 PM - Comment(s)