Case Studies

NEW CASE STUDY:
In the future, the Rhein-Ruhr-Express will operate at 15-minute intervals between Cologne and Dortmund. With the new trains also come new challenges: 52 train stations on the feeder routes – the “outer branches” – need to be updated. The DB Station&Service AG Regional Office West in Dusseldorf is responsible for these enhancements, and one of the most important processes is now running smoothly and punctually with the help of Scrum boards and a new meeting culture.

“If even a legal department can manage it, then others must be able to as well”, says Dr. Sascha Theißen, Senior Vice President Legal/General Counsel of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, with a generous dose of self-irony. I met him during the “Manage Agile 2014” where he told me he had introduced Kanban and the first Scrum ideas „pragmatically”…

Everyone thinks working in advertising agencies and their digital communication divisions is laid-back and relaxed. But in fact routine work is an exception in such an agency…
Feigning vs. doing: Oliver Zeiler has experienced the difference. He had already had experience with Scrum before joining ImmobilienScout GmbH – especially with how rigid corporate structures can lead to its failure if it is regarded simply as an instrument of project management and of self-reassurance…

Distinctly faster and more efficient: that is how updates in the EWE customer management and invoicing system are to be implemented in future. The demands placed on such a system have risen drastically, not least due
to legal requirements associated with the energy turnaround, for example…

There are usually two options open to you when faced with challenges: either you simply carry on along the same path as before or you analyse the situation to see if there is a different way that would address weak points more effectively. AutoScout24 resolutely decided on the latter option…