Social, Agile and Transformation

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.

Ten Important Steps to Modernize Incident Management with AIOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

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

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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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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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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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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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.

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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7 Leadership Detractors to Digital Transformation and Advice on What to do

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recently moderated a Driving Digital Clubhouse on winning over detractors in digital transformation. A detractor is someone or a group in the organization that is slow to adapt to changes. Some detractors just need more help and attention in understanding and working through process changes.

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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.

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.

Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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?"

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?

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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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?

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 to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

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 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.

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.

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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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

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.

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.

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.

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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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

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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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. .

Improving Employee Experiences as People Adjust to Hybrid Working

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recently spoke with a group of all-star CIOs and IT leaders about their company’s plans, support models, and approaches to improve employee experiences while transitioning to hybrid working.

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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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The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

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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How Powerful Force Multipliers can Accelerate Digital Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

The concept of force multipliers stems from military science and is applied in diverse areas, including weather, morale, and technology.

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.

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.

The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

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.

3 Important Ways IT Improves Digital Operations with AIOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

It’s no secret to anyone working in technology that IT’s operating world is becoming more demanding and complex.

How AIOps Help SREs Measure Error Budgets and Fulfill SLOs

Social, Agile and Transformation

An application is waiting more than three seconds for an API’s response. The response time exceeds the performance requirements for this API, so a monitoring tool triggers an alert that automatically creates an incident ticket.

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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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Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.