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Panta Rhei means “Everything Flows”. This is our metaphor for how we want to live and work. Our focus is on new Ways of Working. By this we mean modern management techniques like Lean, Agile and DevOps. We do this through the blogs we post, online courses and individual coaching. Our ethos is like our name: “Creating Flow”. Welcome to Langerman Panta Rhei.

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Thought Leadership

Why Agile project management is harmful

In industry forums and academia there is a notion of agile project management. I think this is harmful to the Agile movement. Our argument is based on theoretical, operational, people and culture, and capacity management objections. For the purpose of this article our scope is the development of software products and not other types of …

Towards System Resilience: An Organisational Cheat Sheet

Nothing has the potential to ruin a product or even an organization more than software instability. Most of us get excited by focusing on developing new features or services and we neglect the operation thereof. Agile methodologies mostly focus on product development. In large organisations with hundreds of systems this is not enough. You need more …

Towards System Resilience: An Engineering Practices Cheat Sheet

Nothing has the potential to ruin a product or even an organization more than software instability. Most of us get excited by focusing on developing new features or services and we neglect the operation thereof. Agile methodologies mostly focus on product development. In large organisations with hundreds of systems this is not enough. You need more …

Digital Culture and People Management Course

Introduction

Our aim at Langerman Panta Rhei is to educate our readers about Information Technology through Thought Leadership (Blogs), Podcasts, Online Lectures, Training and Coaching. Welcome to our Digital Culture and People Series.

Once you have covered all the material for each lecture, you would have completed the same amount of reading as a typical  BCom Honours or MBA level student.

We aim to release one lecture every week for 12 weeks.

Course

How do we manage teams that include feature analysts, developers and engineers?   

For that matter how do we even think about culture? After all, a company’s
culture is its basic personality, the essence of how its people interact and work.

This course will prepare you to critically think about your organisation, team structure, culture and the way you work.

There is not better time to start than now.

Course content

Defining culture

What is this elusive thing called culture?

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Impact of culture

How culture impacts team and individual performance.

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Cultural types

Unpacking culture and cultural types.

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Changing the organisation

The frameworks for digital organisational transformation.

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Agile organisational models

Functional vs. Product-Centric organisations.

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Self organisation

How teams can organise themselves.

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Scaling delivery

Scaling organisations in a digital world.

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Sourcing and contracts

Ways to contract.

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Skills

Skills management and the importance of it for agility.

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Incentives

Incentives, accountability and performance management.

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Behaviours

Defining the common ground between teams.

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Self Management

How to look after yourself.

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Lecture Series: Modern IT Management

Our aim at Langerman Panta Rhei is to educate our readers about Information Technology through Thought Leadership (Blogs), Podcasts, Online Lectures, Training and Coaching. Welcome to our Online Lecture Series: Modern IT Management.

Once you have covered all the material for each lecture, you would have completed the same amount of reading as a typical  BCom Honours or MBA level student.

Modern IT Management

Our first lecture series is on Modern IT Management – how does one manage an IT organisation, especially a larger one? This course is aimed at people aspiring to fill a management role within the Information Technology sector. We cover a mix of topics that deal with issues relating to general management practices, technology, software engineering and human capital management. The focus is on modern and emerging techniques.

Learning Architecture

Lecture 01: The Business and IT Partnership

Lecture 02: Strategy

Lecture 03: Role of the CIO

Lecture 04: Delivery: DevOps and Scrum

Lecture 05: How to do IT budgeting right

Lecture 06: How to negotiate better

Lecture 07: Enterprise Architecture explained

Lecture 08: Continuous Software Engineering

Lecture 09: Risk Management

Lecture 10: Service Management

Lecture 11: Green IT

Lecture 12: Lifestyle Management

Also have a look at our Podcasts with IT personalities across all disciplines.

If you are stuck in your career try our Coaching for Corporate Athletes.