Fintech Success Story

In 2017 PLEUS Consulting supported Yareto GmbH in the development of their new independent comparision site for the automotive finance industry. Yareto is a fintech company that specializes in automotive financing. In 2016 the corporate startup was founded to build a brand new comparision site for the automotive finance industry. The site enables car . . . → Read More: Fintech Success Story

Video: Agile Myths, Trends and Best Practices

The video of my JAX 2017 session Agilit├Ąt: Mythen, Trends und Best Practices is now online on JAX TV.

Agile Culture Cards

People are born with an agile mindset. Many of them lose it throughout their career as they are shaped by an industrial culture which is based on ideas like the lone warrior and error avoidance.

Establishing an agile mindset amongst the team members is a challenging task, especially in non-agile organisations. Behaviours and habits . . . → Read More: Agile Culture Cards

Don’t leave broken windows unfixed

The Broken Windows theory was developed in 1982 in the US in the area of crime prevention. The theory describes norm-setting effects of urban disorder. Simply put, it means that if the windows of a building are broken the likelihood of further broken windows increases. This is a metaphor to stress that environmental and . . . → Read More: Don’t leave broken windows unfixed

Decision-making Poster

Agile teams work in a widely self-organized way. This raises the question who actually takes descisions in such a context. Depending on several factors such as corporate culture the way decisions are taken can differ. To build trust and support for descisions amongst the team it can be helpful to understand the way a decisions . . . → Read More: Decision-making Poster

Bank11 Success Story

In 2016 PLEUS Consulting supported Bank11 in the development of their brand new sales financing system VICTOR 3.0.

Bank11 is a credit institution that specializes in sales financing. In 2016 the bank decided to replace their existing software with something new. To be able to meet the challenging requirements in terms of quality, customer satisfaction . . . → Read More: Bank11 Success Story

Agile Animals

Agile is successful, efficient and (often) fun. That’s why many companies are trying to be more agile these days. Basically it seems to be easy to apply agile practices and frameworks such as Scrum, Lean Startup or Design Thinking to get started with Agile.

However in reality many, especially larger companies are having problems doing . . . → Read More: Agile Animals

Turn contracts into documentation

In part one I’ve shown how to turn contracts into code. In this part I am going to show how to turn contracts into documentation.

Using the contract as a model for both code generation and documentation can save a lot of time. That is because the contract represents a single source of truth, which . . . → Read More: Turn contracts into documentation

Capacity Based Velocity Calculation for Dynamic Agile Teams

Traditionally the velocity (V) of agile teams is calculated as number of story points (SP) delivered per sprint. If our team is static, that means, it consists of the same or at least the same amount of people in each sprint we can get a velocity that really reflects the team performance. Although highly desireable, . . . → Read More: Capacity Based Velocity Calculation for Dynamic Agile Teams

Team Complexity – The Underestimated Factor

Most people would agree to say that an IT project is complex if it has to cope with difficult technology and a challenging business context. But it is not just technical complexity that threatens the success of a project. Team complexity is an important and often underestimated factor that highly affects the likelyness of success . . . → Read More: Team Complexity – The Underestimated Factor