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  • 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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    Best practices 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.
  • digitalisation business model02.09.2020.
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    Case study: Strategy & Business Model Workshops

    An association of architects and engineers in charge of overall norms and directives in the construction area needed to respond to the changing requirements of their end customers on interaction and exchange.
  • 25.08.2020.
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    Brand potential in the B2B sector

    B2B companies need strong brands in order to lend an emotional power of distinction to rational arguments. Strong brands help companies to assert themselves in competitive markets.
  • developöment of a data strategy HR17.08.2020.
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    Case study: Development of a data strategy

    Our customer in the transportation area reached out to us to bring along the initialisation of a data strategy in the area of human resources and recruiting.
  • ERNI Ladina Schubert12.08.2020.
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    Four Digitalists Part 02 – Connecting two perspectives

    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.
  • 05.08.2020.
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    Digital brands: Today’s customers want a convincing experience

    Brands today have a very different role to play compared to just a few years ago. Customers expect them to understand their needs perfectly and to act accordingly.
  • ERNI Spain opinion on iot29.07.2020.
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    3 participant voices from the IoT World Congress

    The IoT World Congress is the largest IoT event in the world, dedicated to helping increase productivity via disruptive technology. The ERNI engineers who attended the congress summarise their opinions and concerns regarding IoT deployment and development over the next few years.
  • 20.07.2020.
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    Case study: Development of a long-year strategy for the IT department

    A customer of ours in the area of science-based innovation asked us to develop a 5-year strategy for their IT department. This is how we took on the challenge.
  • 16.07.2020.
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    Four Digitalists Part 01 – A new data strategy in just three months

    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 first interview of this series, Nicolas Neuwirth talks about how he and his team initiated a new data strategy in just 3 months. He’s a Zürich resident and a Junior Consultant at ERNI with a master’s degree in business innovation at the university of St. Gallen.
  • 07.07.2020.
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    Are you ready for a DevOps organisation?

    There are many companies that struggle with the transformation into a DevOps organisation. In general, it is challenging to organise a bigger group of people. On a company level this is even harder and the stakes are higher. Again, there are companies that can guide you on the way as a trusted partner.
  • ERNI Andreas Frei02.07.2020.
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    Techletter: How to choose the right approach to develop a mobile app

    There are four technological approaches for the development of a mobile app: Native, Cross-platform, Hybrid and PWA. Which option to choose depends on many factors. ERNI has now developed a questionnaire that supports you in this important decision: the AppType Chooser.
  • ERNI strong brands30.06.2020.
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    Building a strong brand

    Strong brands ensure long-term customer loyalty to a company and create turnover and growth. They are present in the minds of potential customers, are seen in a positive light and enjoy a sense of trust.
  • digitalisation of processes in transportation24.06.2020.
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    Case study: Digitalisation of tool-based cooperation in the area of project engineering

    One of our biggest customers in the transportation area approached us with a request to establish a programme for digitalisation of processes in the area of project engineering.
  • 17.06.2020.
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    5G Barcelona: A digital innovation centre

    An interview with Dr Sergi Figuerola, Founder and CTO of the 5G Barcelona Alliance.
  • 10.06.2020.
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    Health insurance providers: Apps on prescription

    The manufacturers of health apps have not had an easy time in recent years. The e-health market is not only fiercely competitive, but is also fraught with numerous legal hurdles.
  • 03.06.2020.
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    Competitive edge through design

    When we speak of design, we usually mean something’s visual appearance. Design is much more than this, however.
  • 21.05.2020.
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    Digital Twins – technology with high potential

    Today, more and more companies – from the manufacturing sector to the engineering industry – are starting to use such technology to optimise products, refine processes and predict possible failures.
  • IoT in sports19.05.2020.
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    How IoT gets integrated into the field of sports

    IoT has been changing the mindset of the entire sports industry for years now. The IoT market does have an upward trend and the top leagues and teams will be a significant part of it. IoT can not only provide useful data when developing one’s performance but also influence the team strategies, boost fan experience, and help referees make the game fairer. ERNI engineers and keen sports enthusiasts Robert Cluet and Toni de la Torre discussed the key areas that the sports industry focuses on nowadays and offered their opinions from multiple perspectives.
  • 13.05.2020.
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    In every design aspect there is the potential to touch the people

    At the very beginning, we find the most important question. What does a brand stand for? And where is the brand heading to? People are irrational and so are their choices. This reflects itself in many decisions they make. While that’s perfectly fine in private life, it can be challenging for a company. In each brand, each company and in every design aspect there is the potential to touch the people around. And a strong brand and appealing design generate business value. You can control and optimise the emotions of your brand based on data.
  • 12.05.2020.
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    Brand experience design – strengthen brands long-term

    Only when a brand impresses the consumer, stands out from the competition, enthuses, captivates and surprises is the consumer prepared to buy, change supplier or try something new. This is exactly what brand experience design aims to do.
  • 12.05.2020.
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    What is the Internet of Medical Things?

    Healthcare is facing numerous challenges. As our population ages and the cost of care increases, the healthcare industry must find innovative ways to solve operational, clinical, and financial challenges. Technology allows these devices to generate, collect, analyse and transmit data, creating the Internet of Medical Things: a connected infrastructure of health systems and services.
  • 05.05.2020.
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    Home alone? Boost Virtual Coffees!

    We all know it, Covid-19 killed human interactions. But there are two different contexts our ERNIans are living nowadays
  • 04.05.2020.
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    Three Agilists Part 02

    In our second episode of the interviews with three Agile experts at ERNI, we deal with the transformation to agile itself. What does it bring along and are there any tips for doing it right? What pitfalls are there?
  • customer experience management29.04.2020.
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    ERNI helps you in your efforts to make the most out of your customer interactions

    If your company is able to deliver a positive experience for your customers, it not only raises their willingness to buy but also their loyalty to your brand. To find out, if your company is able to do so, you can start by taking an unbiased look through your customer’s eyes. Would you be happy with the experience?
  • 27.04.2020.
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    Typical at ERNI: Virtual Coffee Break

    At ERNI Germany we as a team want to stay connected throughout the Corona crisis.
  • agile podcast image27.04.2020.
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    Scrum: What Scrum is and why should you choose it?

    There are plenty of project management methodologies, so what makes Scrum so special and how can we compare it to traditional project management frameworks?
  • 27.04.2020.
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    Three Agilists Part 1

    Agile is functioning well, remotely just as good as in person which is especially important in the time of the Corona crisis now. Having expertise with working in distributed teams, our experts Christian Glück, Tanja Neuenschwander and Joffrey Zehnder answer some of the principal questions about the methodology in our series of 2 episodes.
  • 20.04.2020.
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    Creative design thinking done remotely

    Design thinking, Lean and Agile are mainly based on in-person workshops, yet the reality of most teams is that they are global and thus not able to meet in person on an every-day basis.
  • 20.04.2020.
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    Killed by Overreporting? How to recover trust.

    Are you killed by overreporting? Are you overloaded with meetings, reports?
  • design thinking remote workshop17.04.2020.
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    Case study: Problem-solving with creativity – at a distance

    Due to the recent pandemic situation worldwide, we did our first fully remote design thinking and innovation workshop for a customer in Switzerland. The prospects are that this will ongoingly be a remote design thinking process also for the future.
  • 14.04.2020.
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    Hospitals in the digital world

    Electronic records, faster and more precise diagnostics, new technologies helping people get better. There is no doubt that the future of hospitals is digital.
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