Social, Agile and Transformation

How to Empower Transformation and Create ROI with Intelligent Automation

Social, Agile and Transformation

CIO and IT leaders have the greatest opportunities to modernize their enterprise platforms, change the culture, and deliver digital business transformations.

7 Lessons from IT Leaders on Operating at Digital Speeds with AIOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

IT leaders have been managing a tremendous amount of change over the past several years and significantly more so over this last year because of COVID.

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5 Ways IT Leaders are Adjusting to New Operational Normals

Social, Agile and Transformation

You gain many insights speaking to heads of NOCs and IT operations about the changes in their roles, strategies, and operating models over the last year.

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Why Killing Silos is Crucial in Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

"We're operating in silos." "The The left side isn't talking to the right side.". "We We need a meeting to decide who to attend to the next meeting so we can review what we didn't cover in the last one.". Why are we working on this initiative?" What problem are you trying to solve?"

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

3 Emerging Ways IT Benefits from AIOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

AIOps may be the most important emerging capability for IT Operations teams. For the first time, IT has scalable tools to manage complex infrastructure, applications, databases, and devices. What's driving the business need for AIOps?

How Hundred-Year-Old Enterprises Improve IT Ops using Data and AIOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

What do three multibillion-dollar companies that have been around for over one hundred years have in common? There might be straightforward answers if they were in the same industry, but what if one is in media, another in financial services, and a third a food service distributor?

Energize a Center of Excellence that Empowers Citizen Data Scientists

Social, Agile and Transformation

Lots of organizations have seen the benefits of citizen data science and self-service BI programs.

3 Digital Transformation Strategies in SMB

Social, Agile and Transformation

Digital transformation requires leaders to reconsider their business models in the face of market disruptions, changing customer needs, new technology capabilities, greater security threats, and new opportunities to empower a digital workforce.

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How a Small Nonprofit Succeeded in Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of my favorite clients, Charity Navigator, just released a major upgrade to how they process and rate nonprofit charities.

What CIOs can Learn from Low-Code Platform CTOs

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week, I published an article at InfoWorld on 7 low-code platforms developers should know.

The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

Transforming the Workforce with Governed Citizen Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

It’s an unprecedented time to be a CIO or any technology leader. On the one hand, technology organizations are working hard on digital transformation and developing many new customer and employee-facing applications.

Celebrating 500 Posts on Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

This is my 500th post on this blog, Social, Agile, and Transformation (and almost 700 across all websites), so I hope you will celebrate this milestone with me! I started this blog back in 2005 when a friend told me that my startup needed to be "plugged into the blogosphere."

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Your Digital Transformation is Floundering? Revealing Why

Social, Agile and Transformation

Sorry folks, your efforts to move to the cloud, create CI/CD pipelines, or centralize a data lake is not digital transformation. Nor are projects to get your organization on Microsoft 365, establish unified communications, or develop microservice architectures. .

5 Ways Vision Statements Drive Achievable Digital Transformations

Social, Agile and Transformation

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post describing why your organization's digital transformation may be floundering.

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How to Drive Agility with Intelligent ERP in the New Normal

Social, Agile and Transformation

Driving agility has taken on greater meaning and importance because of the COVID pandemic, and successful digital leaders recognize the urgency in enabling smarter, faster, safer, and innovative organizations.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

What Emerging DevOps Capabilities to Boost in 2021

Social, Agile and Transformation

Developing CI/CD pipelines, deploying infrastructure as code, leveraging git to manage source code, and choosing between containers, PaaS, and serverless infrastructure are established devops best practices.

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Why You Should Avoid Calling it Automation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've learned the hard way that using the word automation to describe an initiative, project, process, or algorithm is a bad idea. Equating automation with artificial intelligence is even worse. Anchoring a digital transformation on initiatives driven by automations completely misses the point.

How to Fix Bugs, Raise Team Happiness, and Improve Developer Productivity

Social, Agile and Transformation

DevOps helped dev and operational teams bridge a deep moat between the speed agile dev teams want to deliver releases and the site reliability, performance, and security charted to IT Ops and SREs. But are applications working better for end-users?

How To Know Your Organization is Committed to Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Over the last four years, I've helped dozens of business leaders kickoff, plan, and execute digital transformations.

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Why Data Science, DataOps, and Data Governance need Agile Methodologies

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's called science for a reason. Data science requires questions, hypotheses, discovery, analysis, and recalibration. While the words I'm using to describe a data science are different than software development, the process and mindset are very applicable to agile methodologies. .

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Digital Transformation is not a 9-5 Job

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's the last week of summer, so maybe take some time to reflect on your team's performance over the last several months. Has your team come up for air after adjusting to COVID, remote working, and realigning digital transformation priorities? .

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5 Priorities for IT Leaders During this Summer of COVID

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's been a very challenging year for everyone and indeed, this has been the case for first responders. Somewhere a couple of rungs further down the ladder, most organizations owe plenty of thanks to CIOs, IT leaders, and especially the IT service desk.

Fundamentals of MLOps, ModelOps, and Successful Machine Learning Lifecycles

Social, Agile and Transformation

In the state of AI in 2020 report, 50% of respondents assert that their companies have adopted artificial intelligence in at least one business function.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Celebrating 100+ Posts by Revealing the Elephant in the Room

Social, Agile and Transformation

What a week and what a year. I think we're all looking forward to a quiet and peaceful holiday. I think many of us are happy and hopeful about flipping the calendar to 2021.

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2020 Book Reads: Agile, Innovation, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

For the second year in a row, I share with you all the books that I read as part of my GoodReads challenge.

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How to Shift Slow Cultures into High Gear

Social, Agile and Transformation

How leaders work with their colleagues and teams over the next few weeks can make or break innovations, capabilities, and business impacts over the next 3-9 months.

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Dashboard of 650+ Informative Articles by Isaac Sacolick

Social, Agile and Transformation

I published over 200 hundred articles over the last couple of years, have over 650 published since I started writing 15 years ago, and in the next month, I will complete my 500th post on this blog.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

AWS, Salesforce Turn Up The Volume as Digital Transformation Fuels the Cloud Wars

Social, Agile and Transformation

When considering digital transformation platforms, customer experiences, and internal workflows, CIOs and architects face a common decision on platforms and architecture. We call it the build versus buy decision, even though today there's a third hybrid option of using low-code and no-code platforms.

5 Recommendations on How Much To Invest in Agile and Scrum Courses

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you considering getting formally trained or certified in agile methodologies or scrum? Are you looking to become a certified scrum master, or maybe get trained in an agile framework such as SAFe or LeSS, or specialize in agile transformation with classes like StarCIO Agile Planning?

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Planning Digital Transformation Initiatives When There are Too Many Priorities

Social, Agile and Transformation

Let's recap 2020 without losing our minds. We went into the year with high aspirations around our digital transformation programs and all the places we wanted our organizations to succeed with experiences, analytics, and technology.

How a Java Low-Code Development Platform Drives Useful Innovation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Can Java development teams have all the benefits of working with their development environment and also have the speed to market, best practices, and scalability coming from a low-code platform?

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

What is the Most Important Agile KPI?

Social, Agile and Transformation

I'm asked this question on selecting agile KPIs all the time from leaders. . Some want to try measuring agile methodologies with the same project management measurements that worked for them in the past, while others are trying to establish some oversight on a process that they don' fully understand.

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5 Ways to Better Manage Technical Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

There are specific topics that will get CIO and IT leaders to vent. Talk about show many spreadsheets bounce around through email, midyear budget cuts, or hundreds of projects everyone won't prioritize, and you'll get an earful.

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What are Seven Types of Big Data Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

As more organizations have embarked on agile software development over the last five years as part of digital transformation programs, the term technical debt is more widely understood.

Digital Transformation is Absolutely Important in a Volatile COVID-19 World

Social, Agile and Transformation

Should COVID-19 start, slow down, or pivot your digital transformation strategy? The answer is yes, but it depends on how your organization defines digital transformation and where it is in its journey.

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Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.