57 episodes

The Agile Digital Transformation podcast is focused on topics such as digital transformation case studies and best practices. We explore technology and tools to support digitalization and aim towards actionable, real-world advice and insights.

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The Agile Digital Transformation podcast is focused on topics such as digital transformation case studies and best practices. We explore technology and tools to support digitalization and aim towards actionable, real-world advice and insights.

    Hemant Elhence - Bringing microservices to front-end development

    Hemant Elhence - Bringing microservices to front-end development

    Hemant Elhence is the president of Excellarate, a global technology services company with more than 20 years of experience across major industries.

    In this episode, we discuss the microservices approach to software development and how companies should go about implementing them to streamline the experiences on the front end. We start with a brief history of microservices-based development before going into the nitty-gritty of its benefits and challenges, and concluding with a look into what future trends we can expect in this field.


    Links & mentions:
    linkedin.com/in/hemantelhence

    • 23 min
    Elad Simon - Is product management a key to agile digital transformation?

    Elad Simon - Is product management a key to agile digital transformation?

    Elad Simon is a former Google executive and the CEO of Craft.io, a product management platform tailored specifically to product managers and product development teams.

    In this episode, we discuss product management as an integral component of agile digital transformation, which is the result of the increasing demand for top quality software across all industries. We explain the differences between agile and waterfall software development before going more in depth into product management best practices, support by Elad's first-hand tips and with a special focus on the minimum viable product (MVP).


    Links & mentions:
    elad@craft.iocraft.io

    • 39 min
    Cameron Van Orman - Toward the future of enterprise agility

    Cameron Van Orman - Toward the future of enterprise agility

    Cameron Van Orman is the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Planview, a global leader in strategic portfolio management and enterprise agile planning.

    Agile has undergone quite a transformation in recent years, going from a purely IT function to now being implemented to some extend in a majority of industries and companies.

    In this episode,  we discuss how enterprise agility, as well as the ways in which businesses implement it, has been changing over the past few years and what the currently dominant trends are. We bust the myth of agile not relying on any planning, and we take a closer look at value stream management as well as objectives and key results.


    Links & mentions:
    planview.com

    • 29 min
    Liam Martin - Collaboration in the era of digitalization & remote work

    Liam Martin - Collaboration in the era of digitalization & remote work

    Liam Martin is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of the SaaS platform Time Doctor, and the author of the book Running Remote published by HarperCollins.

    In this episode, we discuss collaboration in the current remote-first, highly digitalized business landscape, with a special focus on automation and asynchronous communication as two trends to keep top of mind.  We also take a look at the impact these changes are having on workers' work-life balance and make some predictions for future developments in this area.


    Links & mentions:
    amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distractedrunningremote.comyoutube.com/runningremotetimedoctor.comamazon.com/Running-Remote-Successful-Remote-Work-Pioneers

    • 32 min
    Ivan Stegic - Leading with empathy

    Ivan Stegic - Leading with empathy

    Ivan Stegic is the founder and CEO of TEN7, a Minneapolis-based technology studio specializing in Drupal, with a mission to Make Things That Matter.

    In this episode, we talk about one of the most essential people skills and/or leadership traits of the current era – empathy. We start off by defining what it means to lead with empathy and how to display empathy towards external stakeholders – user, customers, clients, etc.

    In the second part, we focus on empathy for internal stakeholders, so, the employees that actually interact with and create experiences for the first group. Ivan closes with some of his first-hand tips from the 15 years of leading TEN7.


    Links & mentions:
    agiledrop.com/blog/interview-ivan-stegic-ten7-towards-versionless-drupalten7.comten7.com/missiontwitter.com/TEN7twitter.com/ivanstegicivan@ten7.com

    • 30 min
    Rudi Asseer - How digital transformation can enhance company culture

    Rudi Asseer - How digital transformation can enhance company culture

    Rudi Asseer is the CEO at IMI People, the largest mechanical installation company in North America managing over 1000 expert technicians in a human-first environment.

    In this episode, we talk about how digital transformation can help enhance the culture of a company.  We discuss the importance of people skills and the most essential leadership traits for realizing this, with empathy being number one. Rudi also tells us more about their SaaS platform Rhonda which is able to power an ecosystem of optimized employee engagement.


    Links & mentions:
    rhonda.aiimipeople.comlinkedin.com/in/rudi-asseer

    • 27 min

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