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  • overcoming remote work tiredness22.03.2021.
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    How to overcome the remote tiredness syndrome

    With the ongoing home-office situation more and more people are getting tired of remote settings; be it business meetings, virtual networking events, team (building) sessions, virtual coffee breaks, live streams, and so on. Based on our experience from the Service Agile Transformation and DevOps, here are our four favourite tips on how to overcome the “remote setting tiredness syndrome”.
  • ERNI I First year Georgi17.03.2021.
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    My first year at ERNI: Georgi Stoev

    We are continuing our series on experiences of newjoiners at ERNI. Now, Georgi, our colleague from ERNI Germany speaks about his first year at the company.
  • 11.03.2021.
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    Book summary: Drive

    Have you ever found yourself thinking about what drives us as people and keeps us motivated? Today, our colleague Barbara Schiller from ERNI Germany tells us about a book that changed her perspectives – Drive by Daniel H. Pink. Read the book summary.
  • team morale03.03.2021.
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    How to keep team morale on a high level during remote work

    How to keep team morale on a high level during remote work? That was the question I asked myself as a Scrum Master after the situation Covid-19 forced the teams to work from home.
  • M Piskozub First month at ERNI01.03.2021.
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    First month at ERNI: Michal Piskozub

    Michal Piskozub joined ERNI Germany in January. He is part of the new team in Schorndorf and works as a Test Engineer. Read about his experience during the first month at the company.
  • ERNI I Digital maturity fitness check19.02.2021.
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    Digital Maturity Fitness Check: Seeing the entire forest and not every single tree

    Where do banks and insurance companies stand in the digital change? Where do they want to go and how is this to be achieved? For the purpose of situation assessment, ERNI has developed the Digital Maturity Fitness Check.
  • 15.02.2021.
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    Leonard Cheong: My first month at ERNI

    A month since Leonard started his journey at ERNI on 4 Jan 2021, he would love to share his discoveries with regards to ERNI. Some nuggets of information using the 10P’s for Business model that Leonard has created back in 2019, over a period of time he mentions here.
  • first month at ERNI header de10.02.2021.
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    My first month at ERNI: Florian Benzler

    “Erni? Like Erni and Bert? No ERNI! So, my family and friends didn’t just react once when I talked about my new job”, says Florian Benzler. Here is his experience during the first month at the company.
  • kanban best practice28.01.2021.
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    Adding visibility to work with Kanban: How to do it right

    With Kanban, the flow of tasks is being visualised. That is the basic perception people have about it. But Kanban can be also much more. Most of the users however do not know all the possibilities it offers. The basic use of Kanban is the tracking and overview of open tasks. Yet, as an experience, Kanban is often set up and drafted but then in the end not developing further. It is there, defined, but not really used.

  • ERNI Book summary life at ERNI25.01.2021.
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    Book summary: Midnight library

    We have many active communities at ERNI that make up our global team spirit. At ERNI Romania, the book club recently red and talked about the Midnight library. Find out what the members have to say about this book.
  • Best practice Backlog Refinement19.01.2021.
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    Agile best practice series: Backlog Refinement

    Backlog Refinement – formerly known as backlog grooming – is one of the meetings practiced in Scrum. It is a regular meeting where the Product Owner and the Development Team add detail, estimates and order to items in the Product Backlog. Read about what our expert Joffrey Zehnder has to say about his experience and best practices.
  • ERNI Raluca Fenesan14.01.2021.
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    Techletter: Serverless Architectures – a trending alternative in a fast-paced world

    Nowadays, in a more digitised era, there is an increasing need to develop new applications faster and faster. Things are moving quickly and so is the demand for shorter time-to-market with lower costs. Serverless Architecture is a relatively new and rising approach that promises just that. We will explore the characteristics and benefits of Serverless Architectures to see how this can be an option worth considering the next time we go to choose our technology stack.
  • Leonard Cheong13.01.2021.
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    My first 2 weeks at ERNI

    Leonard Cheong joined ERNI Singapore on 4 January this year as Managing Director. After his first 2 weeks, he describes his impressions and his onboarding process.
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietrich05.01.2021.
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    How digitalization is changing the banking sector

    Technology has always been important in banking, as the long history of e-banking shows. But today, technological progress, changing customer behavior and the entry of new competitors have led financial institutions to intensively address the issue of digitalisation and the associated opportunities and risks. Our guest author Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietrich points out some of these developments.
  • 16.12.2020.
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    Book summary: Excellence Wins

    Pavo Kohler joined ERNI in May 2016. In this interview, he summarises the book by Horst Schulze, Excellence Wins.
  • cashless future erni15.12.2020.
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    Cashless future?

    Mobile payment is growing rapidly. The proportion of contactless card payments in Switzerland has more than doubled in the last 12 months, while cash withdrawals from ATMs are declining. Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, payments have also been increasingly made by using mobile phones and Smartwatches. In a highly competitive environment, the brand profile of the providers is crucial.
  • ERNI | Digital Transformation14.12.2020.
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    Digital transformation as an adaptive approach to an ever-changing environment

    It has become obvious that being ready for a digital change has become one of the biggest challenges tech companies face nowadays and ERNI, as an IT services provider, will certainly be a part of it.
  • ERNI I Book Summary Sapiens11.12.2020.
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    Book summary: Sapiens

    Evert Smit joined ERNI in September 2018. Currently Principal Consultant, Evert is responsible for topics like Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation and Data Intelligence. In this interview, he summarises the bestselling book by Juval Noah Harari, Sapiens. He will also speak about how this book influenced him in his sales and leadership role.
  • 09.12.2020.
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    Values as the driving force

    Six ERNIans from the Spanish Agile Community attended the Agile in the New Normal event, allowing us to learn about recent tendencies, meet some new agilists and bring more knowledge to the Community and to ERNI. We enjoyed various keynotes related to Agile and how different companies are adapting to the ‘new normal’. Keep reading to find out more about this event.
  • Targeted design08.12.2020.
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    Targeted design and creation of strong brand experiences

    Brand experience design aims to form strong experiences for users. This consists of much more than just a good logo and a snappy tagline. For a genuine experience the spirit of the company must be captured and transmitted through all touchpoints.
  • 04.12.2020.
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    Concatenating data

    Distributed Ledger Technology or “Blockchain“ is also considered a game-changer in the financial services sector. Is it just hype or are there already useful applications in banks and insurance companies?
  • book summary failing26.11.2020.
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    Book summary: Failosophy

    In the recent episode of the Book summary series our colleague Nikol Laschan speaks about her book tip Failosophy. Find out more about the art of failure.
  • 20.11.2020.
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    Book summary: Antifragile – Things That Gain From Disorder

    Today’s agile book summary comes from our Principal Consultant Patrick Wilhelm. What does Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder say to its readers? How can it navigate you especially in times of insecurity like the ones we live in now?
  • 12.11.2020.
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    The scattershot approach has outlived its usefulness

    The number of digital touchpoints between consumers and brands continues to grow. For successful communication, they must be specifically selected and managed. The strategic and systematic management of all contact points between the person and the brand is crucial for success and presents companies and agencies alike with a number of challenges.
  • 11.11.2020.
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    The virtual temporary colleague

    Robotic Process Automation, or RPA for short, has raised many hopes in recent years and caused a stir in the financial services industry. What can this technology do and what can it not do? Sandra Bruderer and Remo Rambaldi, Senior Consultants at ERNI, recommend a well-considered use of software robots.
  • agile transformation fitness check how agile are you06.11.2020.
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    Case study: How Agile are you?

    For a leading developer and manufacturer of injection and infusion systems for self-medication and a renowned diabetes specialist we performed an Agile Fitness Check. Learn more about what the customer gained.
  • 04.11.2020.
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    Disruptive trends: How to fend off value vampires successfully

    Michael R. Wade had probably just seen the film classic Dracula or the horror flick Eclipse when he coined the term “Value Vampire“ in connection with the digital disruption of our days. The professor for innovation and strategy at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, uses it to describe young companies that are destroying existing business models without mercy: “They offer their products or services extremely cheap or even free of charge and thus suck out the profit pool, which leads to shrinking market shares for the established providers.“ At the same time, these startups also convinced consumers with a better customer experience and innovative services.
  • ERNI I Agile best practices Planning02.11.2020.
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    Agile best practice series: Sprint planning

    In this episode of our series about Agile best practices, we focus on sprint planning as the first of the Scrum ceremonies. Joffrey Zehnder and Zuzana Gočová explain what they have encountered in their work as Agile coaches, including the pitfalls they frequently experience and how to avoid them.
  • 29.10.2020.
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    Techletter: Scaling Cross-Platform Mobile Development using Flutter

    Cross-platform mobile development surpasses the limitations of native mobile development. You only need one team that can develop apps for both Android and iOS, instead of having two teams that develop apps on each platform separately. Since its release two years ago, Flutter has been used by developers as one of their go-to cross-platform mobile development framework.
  • outsourcing27.10.2020.
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    Numerous advantages of outsourcing, but …

    Make or buy? Do-it-yourself or outsourcing? Every company today is challenged to put itself, its services, its organisation and its costs to the test bench again and again. At the latest, this raises the question of what belongs to one’s own core competencies and what does not? And this is followed by the question of whether it is advantageous to outsource certain processes or areas. However, this decision can be quite complex and is not so easy to make.
  • remote meeting26.10.2020.
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    Long Dailies on a blended or fully remote environment?

    Are your Scrum Daily meetings lasting more than 15 minutes? Are you achieving Dailies’ goals?
  • retrospective header erni agile practice19.10.2020.
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    Agile Best Practice Series: Retrospective

    Patrik Opát joined ERNI in April 2019. With his previous experience as Scrum Master, IT Business Analyst and IT Consultant, he became Service Unit Leader of Scrum Masters and Product Owners on our Bratislava, Slovakia site later in January 2020. Patrik follows his motivation of helping people improving their work life through coaching, guidance, process improvements and removing impendments.
  • outsourcing-cloud-IT-software-development-quality16.10.2020.
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    Outsourcing in software development: What is suitable for it?

    The reasons for outsourcing are actually always the same: Lack of in-house expertise – i.e. too few or not the right employees on the one hand – and concentration on the core business on the other. Often there is also a lack of internal resources for the implantation of new technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence or virtual reality.
  • Big data meets idea14.10.2020.
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    Big data meets idea

    Simply capturing data doesn’t automatically make for good customer relations. The desired effect is only achieved when you have the right idea to match.
  • team working13.10.2020.
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    External Interferences? Doubts about roles & duties? Scrum Master, please, keep things clear!

    Are people outside the team assigning directly tasks to the scrum team members? Is the team clear about what they are expected to do?
  • From the daily life of an agile coach08.10.2020.
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    From the daily life of an Agile Coach

    Christine Salzeller has been with ERNI since 2017. In 2013, at her previous job, she first came in contact with Agile and Scrum, which she got to know as an alternative to the classical waterfall model. She took over the role of a Scrum Master at ERNI in April 2019 and currently coaches three teams. In this interview, Christine tells us what a typical day of an Agile coach looks like.
  • This is lean book summary07.10.2020.
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    Book summary: This is Lean

    Today’s agile book summary comes from our Agile Coach Christian Glück. Read about why he thinks the book This is Lean from Niklas Modig and Pär Åhlström is the best he has read so far.
  • Forge long-term relations with consumers05.10.2020.
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    Forge long-term relations with consumers

    Brands must act successfully throughout the entire customer journey. And this doesn’t end once a successful purchase has been made.
  • ERNI I Best practice Daily Standup01.10.2020.
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    Agile Best Practice Series: Dailies

    Have you ever wondered what makes an Agile practice run smoothly? The factors are described widely. From daily life, you can point out habits that make the difference and are worth following. In this series, our Agile expert Joffrey Zehnder reveals what he has learned throughout his years of working as an Agile Coach.
  • how customers perceive brand contact29.09.2020.
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    How customers perceive their contact with the brand

    In our digital day and age companies can only be successful if they see things from the customer’s point of view and create a better customer experience.
  • 5-dysfunctions-book-hero-banner28.09.2020.
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    Book summary: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Tanja Neuenschwander joined ERNI in September 2018. Currently, she is a Professional Consultant and a Product Owner of an agile team. She has been practicing agile for more than 10 years now in several different roles. She used to be a software developer and is now more focused on the business side of agile environments. Today, she introduces a book dealing with agile teamwork called The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.
  • outcome based collaboration customer reference23.09.2020.
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    Outcome-based collaboration: A customer’s voice

    What does an outcome-based collaboration require from the customer? What do you have to prepare yourself for when considering switching to this kind of setup? Someone who can tell the best is one of our customers who introduced this model into their organisation. We talked to the Sourcing Manager at the customer about his view and experience.
  • virtual meeting23.09.2020.
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    Boosting inspection and adaptation on virtual retrospectives

    Are you facing collaboration and tracking challenges on virtual retrospectives? Find tooling tips about how to boost your feedback loops.
  • outcome based collaboration software quality efficiency17.09.2020.
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    Case study: From time and material to the outcome-based collaboration

    Our customer in the telecommunications area requested more efficiency in the service delivery alongside raising quality. Is it possible to reach these seemingly contradictory aspects? Yes. We proposed to switch from the time and material model to an outcome-based collaboration. Read more about how the realisation worked out and what it meant for the customer.
  • customer journey14.09.2020.
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    The customer’s trek through the world of brands

    Nowadays someone’s decision to buy is no longer a single, impulsive act but usually the culmination of many steps taken before the final selection is made.
  • software velocity quality storypoint pricing10.09.2020.
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    Outcome-based collaboration: evaluation according to performance

    If the maturity with the customer allows it, an outcome-based collaboration is an effective way for both the customer and the service provider. In this article, we talk about what outcome-based cooperation is based on and what benefits it can bring to all parties.
  • Patrick Wilhelm ERNI08.09.2020.
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    Four Digitalists Part 04 – Digitalizing traditions

    In our new four-part interview series about Digital Business Consulting, we want to give you some insights into the daily work of our experts. We talked to four of them about their recent projects, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them to create the most value for our customers. In the last interview of this series, Patrick Wilhelm talks about how he and his team helped a company, which is rich in tradition, to move into the 21st century. He is active as a Principal Consultant for the Swiss market unit and is globally responsible for the Innovation and Digital Business Consulting services.
  • Evert Smit ERNI03.09.2020.
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    Four Digitalists Part 03 – Change is the only certainty

    In our new four-part interview series about Digital Business Consulting, we want to give you some insights into the daily work of our experts. We talked to four of them about their recent projects, the challenges they faced, and how they overcame them to create the most value for our customers. In the third interview of this series, Evert Smit talks about consulting on bringing a state organisation to a more state-to-the-art IT system and helping them keep their image of an innovation company. Evert is a Principal Consultant with long-year expertise on topics like Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation and Data Intelligence.
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