Social, Agile and Transformation

3 Reasons Why Expert CIO Invest in AIOps to Support Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

It’s never been a more challenging time to be a CIO and IT leader. Ensuring systems are performing well, secure, and managed efficiently is more important than ever because every business depends on reliable technology.

10 Hard Lessons Learned From My Personal Disaster Recovery

Social, Agile and Transformation

Labor Day has new meaning in our house. I have tremendous new respect for all people who earn their living from hard, sweaty, dirty work. And yet, while I call this my personal disaster recovery, it really isn't that personal or that significant of a disaster.


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3 Achievable Ways to Define KPIs and Measure Successful Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

We all say digital transformation is a journey. We know it's not a project with an end date or a static outcome and more like a portfolio of initiatives and roadmaps that evolve over time.

How to Expand Data Governance with Successful Citizen Data Science

Social, Agile and Transformation

How do you get business leaders to participate in data governance programs? Many business leaders still believe that it's IT's issue to fix all the problems when there are data issues.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Data-Driven Organizations: What are Principal Responsibilities of Successful Chief Data Officers

Social, Agile and Transformation

Confused about the role of the chief data officer? You're not alone! Is the CDO the owners, steward, and driver to meet regulations on GDPR, PII, HIPAA, FINRA, KYC, CPRA, and the alphabet soup of other compliance requirements? .

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Avoid Burnout: 3 Really Simple Activities to Reduce Stress in Hybrid Work Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

In this week's episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke, I provide my thoughts on avoiding team burnout and how to create destressing activities.

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Ten Important Steps to Modernize Incident Management with AIOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Incident management is not just the responsibility of IT Ops teams.

What Tech DevOps Never Really Resolved in Transforming to Digital Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

DevOps may have missed a key alignment between Dev and Ops responsibilities and ways of working. DevOps aims to help IT organizations align the speed and innovation coming from agile development teams with the performance, reliability, and security sought after by Ops.

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The New Normal: How to Develop Mission-Critical Apps and Integrations Faster

Social, Agile and Transformation

During the first six months of COVID, IT leaders and their CIOs came to the stark realization that their “rapid development” practices and paths to deploy minimally viable workflow applications weren’t fast enough.

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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Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

How More Teams can be Successful with Effective Microservices

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have to admit that I'm skeptical whether non-technical companies will successfully execute a software development strategy routed in microservices. There's a long history of software development teams seeking modular and reusable code and services.

How Feedback Loops Drive Powerful Culture Change in Agile and Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's hard to get everyone excited about your initiative to modernize apps with improved user experiences, automate tasks in a workflow, or roll out new dashboards to improve decision making.

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3 Ways to Reform Detractors that Really Undermine Agile and Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I covered seven leadership detractors in digital transformation and what to do about them. The list included leaders seeking transformation certainty, decision delayers and flippers, and ones that prioritized everything.

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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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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 to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

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.

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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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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How Agile Planning can Boost Digital Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

"We're practicing scrum, scaling agile, but not seeing the benefits we were expecting," is a comment I hear all too often. The simple answer is, following scrum ceremonies and focusing on scaling rituals isn't going to achieve agile mindsets, culture, and transformation.

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Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

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.

5 Ways to Improve Team Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

Janet started a new job during COVID-19 as head of product management and is responsible for leading several teams in developing and upgrading customer-facing applications.

Becoming Data-Driven and Improving Data Health with Talend’s CTO Krishna Tammana

Social, Agile and Transformation

Many people are experts in processing data, managing big data sets, performing data analytics, and storytelling with data. And then, there are true data experts who have experience working across industries, technologies, and different data complexities and provide lessons and wisdom on how organizations can become more data-driven. One of those data experts is Krishna. agile data big data cio data management data scientist enterprise 2.0 future of work

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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 Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

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?"

40 Reasons Why Your IT Teams Lack a Sense of Urgency

Social, Agile and Transformation

Over the last couple of months, I've been writing and sharing videos on creating force multipliers in digital transformation. In simple terms, force multipliers drive business outcomes, team velocity, and delivery quality by combining two or more disciplines into a 2x+ result.

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How to Reduce the Talent Gap while Growing Analytics, Data Governance, and App Modernizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

CIOs, CDOs, data governance, and application development leaders own the challenge of growing analytics capabilities and improving end-user experiences that deliver business impacts.

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.

Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

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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3 AIOps Secrets that Boost Quick Business Impacts

Social, Agile and Transformation

AIOps can help IT Ops manage today’s considerable challenges of scaling operational practices and exceeding business expectations.

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.

How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

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.

Digital Transformation: When Printing Improves Operational Resiliency

Social, Agile and Transformation

When the Huntsville City Schools faced a ransomware attack in the middle of a pandemic, what technology did they turn to first to continue education for their 23,000 students?

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.

3 Ways to Enrich Alerts, Observability, and Monitoring Data to Drive AIOps Success

Social, Agile and Transformation

We all know the saying about data, “garbage in, garbage out.” The same is true for IT trying to reduce alert noise by centralizing messy and heterogenous observability data and monitoring alerts.

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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.