Social, Agile and Transformation

3 Ways you can Empower High-Performing Agile Innovation Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Picture yourself presenting a minimally viable product to executives, business stakeholders, and other subject matter experts to develop enthusiasm and garner their support for a new customer-facing innovation your team is working on. .

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How Low-Code and No-Code Really Helps Reduce Tech Debt and Drive Innovation

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Are you feeling the impact of technical debt on accelerating DevOps, delivering innovations, and driving digital transformation?

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Are you a Digital Trailblazer? Develop the Skills and Confidence to Lead Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

She was a developer with an innate talent for UX. A leader with big ideas but trapped supporting a website on an outdated content management system. She learned agile, led offshore development teams, and developed her confidence to become an architect on several modern SaaS platforms.

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Why Citizen Development is Core to Digital Transformation 2.0

Social, Agile and Transformation

My favorite Ferris Bueller quote is, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." I can make the same argument on emerging technology and digital transformation. What we thought was emerging tech two years ago is not so emerging anymore.

Team x Culture x Tools x Prioritization = Value-Added Developer Productivity

Speaker: Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish

Join Kim Burgaard, Head of Engineering at Fernish, for this enlightening talk on how to maximize your developers' productivity.

3 Practical Ways to Become a Citizen Data Scientist and Learn Machine Learning

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"The first decision in decision making is when to make a decision," proclaimed Mike Hayes, the chief digital transformation officer of VMWare and former commanding officer for SEAL Team. I was attending Rev 3, a conference on ModelOps, and, more generally, a conference for data scientists to learn and network about their practices in experimenting and. agile data AI big data citizen development data management data scientist future of work

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Insights on the Present and Future of Intelligent Search

Social, Agile and Transformation

Intelligent search powers ecommerce websites, site search engines, portals to support hybrid working, and customer support workflows. We’re going from the early days of keyword search boxes to today’s natural language query interfaces.

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5 Ways to Say Thanks to Teams Driving Digital Transformation

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Happy Thanksgiving! I love this time of year. Just being outside to see the leaves and feel the colder, thinner air. Enjoying the warmer days where I am satisfied with a harvest salad, and the colder nights when I can experiment with making a yummy soup.

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5 Summer Activities to Know for Accelerating Your Technology Leadership

Social, Agile and Transformation

During the summer, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on goals and priorities when there are often fewer pressures and stresses. Breaks are especially helpful for leaders to get out of the weeds, recognize what’s changing in the world, and rethink strategic priorities.

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Jumpstart Digital Transformation: Advice on How to Guide Tech Innovation Leaders

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Our greatest thinking moments for developing ideas, innovations, and inspirations occur when we take three steps away from our daily grinds. On some days, you achieve this by taking a long hot shower. Other times, your mind opens up while immersing in intense physical activity.

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The Rise and Future of AIOps: How ML can Resolve Multicloud Complexity

Social, Agile and Transformation

“CIOs today are caught in between a rock and a hard place. The rock is maintaining high availability while doing that as cheaply as possible.

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

My Top 2021 Books for Devoted Leaders, CIOs, Innovators, and Foodies

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's time for one of my favorite yearly posts where I share my top reads of the previous year. You can see my past posts of top books of 2020 and top reads of 2019. I also published my favorite books on digital transformation storytelling. Pictured below are my top reads of 2021.

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3 Signs You Have an Ambitious Digital Trailblazer Excited to Lead Transformation Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

The premise of my new book, Digital Trailblazer, is that organizations need a growing number of people ready to step up and lead digital transformation initiatives.

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How to Focus Stakeholders on the Benefits of Agile Planning and Experimenting

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Do you have a partnership with business colleagues and stakeholders aligned to agile practices, culture, and mindset?

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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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Connecting Everything: 7 Integration Types in Digital Transformation

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Digital transformations are not new to organizations, and many are in their third or fourth year of seeking competitive advantages with technology and data capabilities. What does that mean in practice?

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How AI and ML Can Accelerate and Optimize Software Development and Testing

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, Best-Selling Author, TechBeacon Top 30 Test Automation Leader & the Chief Evangelist and Senior Director at Perforce Software

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will cover recommended areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning can be leveraged for DevOps productivity.

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.

How to Empower Transformation and Create ROI with Intelligent Automation

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

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How to Persuade CEO to Sponsor Proactive Data Governance

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It’s hard enough to explain what governance means to people that work in digital, technology, and data roles.

Why Define Your WoW! Agile, DevOps, Product Management Way of Working

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I ask this question to agile leaders working with five or more teams: What boundaries and empowerments do you set for your self-organizing teams? . More specifically, are their agile teams free to choose their own tools and technologies?

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Achieving Elite and High Performance DevOps Using DORA Metrics

Speaker: Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar

Join Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar, for advanced insight on taking the use of DORA Metrics to greater heights.

10 Hard Lessons Learned From My Personal Disaster Recovery

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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.

14 Expert Predictions on Winning in 2022: CX, Hybrid Work, Hyperautomation, Ecosystems, and AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

How should we look back at 2021 and 2020, and how should we think about what’s critical to win in 2022? I believe we’re at the inflection point defining what digital transformation 2.0 will be about over the next five years.

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Talent truth bombs and eye-opening stats from the 2022 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Social, Agile and Transformation

This article was written by Ginny Hamilton. As the CIO role continues to evolve, there’s one constant: The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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Video - Why I am Absolutely Passionate About Digital Transformation Management

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We used to say "going digital" was about going from print to web, manual processes to more automation, or even from web interfaces to mobile to voice and now AR/VR. Employee experiences were "back office" and there are many organizations with Windows thick client tools that connect to mainframes.

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P-DEI: Product Design that Encourages Inclusivity

Speaker: Dan Jenkins - Human Factors & Research Lead – DCA Design International

In this webinar, product design researcher Daniel Jenkins will teach you what it means to intentionally design a product that can be used by each and every user.

Why I Wrote Digital Trailblazer: A Leadership Guide on Digital Transformation

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You know that look people make when they’re trying to understand a concept? Their head is tilted, their eyes are squinted, brows furrowed. For me, there’s nothing like watching confusion melt when they truly comprehend a new concept.

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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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3 Problems with Just-in-Time Planning and Solving Them with Agile Planning

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One of my favorite scenes in Finding Nemo is when Nemo and friends successfully escape the dentist's office, land in the ocean in their plastic, water-filled bags, look around and consider their accomplishment, only to hear Bloat, the pufferfish, ask the perfect quest, "Now what?".

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How to Avoid Bogging Down Your IT Org With Technical debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

Want to have some fun? Gather several of your technology colleagues or outside collaborators and ask them to share their favorite technical debt horror stories.

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How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

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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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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3 Powerful Ways Decentralizing IT is a Force Multiplier in Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I was hired to lead technology at Businessweek magazine fifteen years ago. Back then, it was a McGraw Hill company, and one business in its information and media segment.

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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.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

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.

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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.

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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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5 Steps to Communicate Important Pivots in Volatile Digital Transformations

Social, Agile and Transformation

I really want hybrid models to be a long-lasting way of working that improves people's productivity, work-life balance, and happiness.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.