We Change

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Τhe time has come. Not any more do we need to split our name in two, so that people may understand that we do agriculture+knowledge. All around the world, more and more find out about the small but mighty Greek superhero team that is doing magic with agricultural information. And they should know us by name: Agroknow. A single word that glues together agriculture with knowledge. A simple change in our name that conveys a powerful message.

We are Agroknow, the company that does the magic to seamlessly connect agriculture with knowledge. The company that is among the leaders of the global movement of open data for agriculture and nutrition.… Click to read the full post

A “Lean” War Room in AK

The importance of war rooms in times of warfare is proven for many many years now! The term “war room” is also used within the startup community and more specifically introduced in various approaches for customer and product development. Looking at a formal definition in Wikipedia, we see that:

command center or command centre (often called a war room) is any place that is used to provide centralized command for some purpose. While frequently considered to be a military facility, these can be used in many other cases by governments or businesses. A command center enables an organization to function as designed, to perform day-to-day operations regardless of what is happening around it, in a manner in which no one realizes it is there but everyone knows who is in charge when there is trouble.Click to read the full post

Lean AKademy – Episode VI

The first phase of our first attempt with “Lean”, in Lean AKademy is coming to an end! Only one meeting left, and the teams have really started to grasp the problems they are tackling, acknowledging their customers as well as the alternatives they currently use to solve their problems! For this sixth meeting, once more, we focused mainly on the interviews and their results, only spending a few minutes discussing on theory. We will have enough time to go into greater depth about channels, metrics, pricing and more, in the second phase of the Lean AKademy!

Lean Slides

For this meeting, all our teams have succeeded in collecting enough input through interviews!… Click to read the full post

Agro-Know: Staff and company structure

Growth of the AK team

It’s no secret that Agro-Know has grown a lot since its launch some years ago, back in 2008-2009; when we first got into our office in Vrilissia in January 2011, we were a bunch of people with a lot of ideas and eager to work, but with no company structure, no clear allocation of responsibilities, a lot of overhead and overlapping work etc. Since then, the team has significantly grown in number, we have made a lot of progress and most of these issues have been fixed. I am not the most appropriate person to discuss about that re-organization of AK, so I hope that someone else will follow up on this post, elaborating on the revisions made during the last couple of years.… Click to read the full post