Becoming a Data-Driven AI Company

During the last week I was reflecting on the change processes ongoing in several of the companies that I work with. Although I don’t want to generalize too aggressively, it seems to me that most companies are on a similar journey. Starting from a situation where the key value proposition of the company was expressed … Read moreBecoming a Data-Driven AI Company

Stop Talking About Agile

This week I spent time at several conferences and I noticed something surprising: Almost 20 years after the publication of the Agile Manifesto, there are STILL people talking about their agile transformation and consultant companies talking about the challenges of adopting agile practices. What in heaven’s name is going on here? Let’s be clear here: … Read moreStop Talking About Agile

Don’t Focus On Outcomes

During a number of discussions the last weeks, the notion of outcomes and disappointment with outcomes was brought up. The tendency in these conversations is an endless exploration of the reasons the unsatisfactory outcome happened (or, occasionally, why the unexpectedly positive outcome happened). Quickly people start to disagree and provide arguments for alternative points of … Read moreDon’t Focus On Outcomes

Machine & Deep Learning: Non-Critical Deployment

In last week’s article, I outlined the first phase of adopting machine & deep learning (ML/DL) which is concerned with experimentation and prototyping. In the figure below, we show the steps that companies typically evolve through while adopting AI,ML and DL solutions. As shown in the figure, the next step is the careful use of … Read moreMachine & Deep Learning: Non-Critical Deployment

Machine & Deep Learning: Experimentation Stage

This week I got the opportunity to speak at the initiative seminar organized by the Chalmers AI Research center (CHAIR). The key message in my presentation was that working with artificial intelligence (AI) and specifically machine & deep learning (ML/DL) constitutes a major software engineering challenge that is severely underestimated by companies that start to … Read moreMachine & Deep Learning: Experimentation Stage

It’s All About Your Digital Twin

As I have been writing about adopting data-driven decision making in the broad sense and data-driven development more narrowly over the last weeks, several people have reached out to me, discussed with me and more generally explored the subject with me. During these engagements, I realized that many products and services exist for the sole … Read moreIt’s All About Your Digital Twin

How To Deliver Proven Business Value

As companies adopt data-driven development, there is an interesting pattern that is concerned with selecting the factors that we’re optimizing for. The goal, in the end, is to influence business level key performance indicators (KPIs) such as revenue, margins, net promoter score, etc. However, these KPIs tend to change very slowly and are lagging indicators. … Read moreHow To Deliver Proven Business Value