Agile, DevOps, and COVID-19

Forrester IT

We talk about Agile and DevOps, of course, but also extend into related areas like portfolio management and security. Every other Friday, we have a meeting of the “DevOps Theme Team,” a group of Forrester analysts focused on next generation IT management approaches.

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Scaling Agile? Take Our Survey And Learn How To Reenergize The Journey

Forrester IT

I’m very excited to be teaming up with Margo Visitacion on the biennial Forrester State of Agile At Scale Survey. In addition to successful Agile team practices and alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing/operations, we are now […].

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Strategic Design Is Finally Recognized In Agile Frameworks

Forrester IT

Designers joining Agile teams often complain about feeling like misfits. The importance of good design is mentioned in Agile principles, but designers are nowhere in the picture. The only individuals that Agile principles mention are business people and developers.

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Breakthrough Agile Transformation: The Important Leadership Roles

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've written several posts on the CIO and leadership roles in agile transformation, agile adoption, and agile practices.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Agile Marketing: It’s About Purpose, Then Process

Forrester IT

This LinkedIn update sums up one of our core findings from research into how Agile methodology should be applied to a marketing organization. If you’re implementing Agile right in your marketing organization, then you’re applying it in a way that’s about learning. age of the customer agile marketing & strategy marketing organization & culture Agile Agile Marketing Marketing Organization

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How to Become an Agile Superhero

CEB IT

Agile is as much a philosophy as a methodology. Highly successful agile practitioners model their growth after the second set of superheroes. They develop skills, live agile values, and strive to continuously improve their proficiency and breadth of knowledge?—

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Agile Continuous Planning to Deliver Solid Roadmaps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile teams can't wait till the end of a release to begin planning the next one. Furthermore, this approach to planning doesn't simplify drafting roadmaps and forecasts that many organizations require from their agile teams.

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Developing great products with StarCIO Agile Planning

Social, Agile and Transformation

The goal was, and still is, to establish a shared understanding of the requirements with the agile development team without overly specifying how the story should be implemented. More mature agile. Writing user stories was once a relatively straightforward exercise.

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Four Agile Workstreams in a Data Driven Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile data cio citizen development data management data scientist future of work leadership organizational changeIn this episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke, I share a four-step process to start getting your organization more data-driven. You can start with any of the four steps.

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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 2

Forrester IT

Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. age of the customer agile application development & delivery AD&D Agile Agile at Scale agile frameworks Spotify

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How to use Spikes and Deliver Agile POCs

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I discussed shallow commitments, an agile tool team can use to negotiate with product owners when they are asked to commit to more stories in a sprint above their velocity and comfort zone. agile planning agile software development innovation software development

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5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

I find that agile teams, because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust. It's particularly important for teams new to agile, teams working on complex legacy.

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15 Reasons Why StarCIO Agile Planning Drives Results!

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have been introducing different aspects of StarCIO Agile Planning. Prior to that, I posted on how StarCIO Agile Planning drives architecture standards and developing great products! This week I published a first white paper titled StarCIO Agile Planning: The Missing Practices to Gain.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Agile Procurement In Government Is Not An Oxymoron

Forrester IT

In any conversation focused on Agile, it takes some time to figure out what each party means when they use the term. age of the customer Agile agile procurement sourcing vendor management

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Agile Planning: Leverage Customer Feedback and Usage Data

Social, Agile and Transformation

The happy path of agile planning is around breaking down features and releasing them. agile planning agile software development cmo customer experience customer service data management digital transformation organizational change software development

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Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development. Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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The Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. The question was: What differentiates an Agile Data Center from a traditional data center? That’s the power of the agile mindset when it comes to the data center.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste.

Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Forrester IT

Our organization has gone to great lengths to become Agile, and we are well on our journey, but there is friction between our org and those within the company who have not yet transitioned to Agile practices.” Agile teams feel bogged down and relevant […].

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An Agile Business Needs an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

If you ask any business leader whether they’d prefer that their organization be thought of as ‘slow moving’ or ‘agile’, most would respond with ‘agile’ as their preference. One of the most common definitions of agility is “nimbleness” or “the power of moving quickly and easily.”.

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Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 1

Forrester IT

Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. agile application development & delivery AD&D Agile Agile at Scale agile development agile frameworks culture SpotifyHow can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? While you can’t copy culture, there is a lot you can learn from it.

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2020 Predictions: Agile - Devops - SRE, Low-code, and AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development AI cio citizen development DevOps digital transformation IOT leadershipIt's been several years since I blogged on new year predictions.

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We are Doing Agile, but are not Agile

Social, Agile and Transformation

Everyone, or at least almost everyone is doing some form of agile practices today. In fact, some leaders drive their digital transformation programs with leading agile to deliver customer facing applications. agile planning agile software development cio innovation it management leadership organizational change product management

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Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

Similarly, the cloud has given organizations access to an almost limitless amount of processing and storage power with low costs, relatively high reliability and a great deal of agility. And saying “yes” is what agility is all about.

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Episode 2 @DrivingDig Tip of the Day: Agile Planning, Development, and Culture

Social, Agile and Transformation

As I am celebrating the launch of StarCIO Agile Planning, this month's @DrivingDig tweets are a mix of some of my early and best posts on agile development and planning. DrivingDig agile data agile planning agile software development

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Complexity – The Killer of Agility?

Eric D. Brown

In fact, in “The Data Center of Tomorrow” I wrote that the: “data center will be a combination of internal and external systems that combine to create an agile, efficient and effective technology delivery platform.”. Information Technology The New CIO Agility Complexity

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Building the Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

When I speak with clients about the software defined data center, the one benefit that the majority of people tend to really latch onto is the ability of SDDC to bring agility to the data center. This post is brought to you by Symantec and The Transition To The Agile Data Center.

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Driving Digital 2025: Reaching Enterprise Agility [Video]

Social, Agile and Transformation

They include Driving agile transformation with continuous planning Establishing platform architectures and a. about me agile planning AI cio data management data scientist digital transformation executive presentations innovation organizational change

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5 Activities to Improve the Culture of Agile DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's getting close to summer months and many agile devops teams are working hard to close out their Q2 commitments. about me agile planning cio customer experience future of work innovation it management leadership organizational change

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Infosec17: Recruit agile people for agile security teams

Computer Weekly

Organisations should enlist agile people to join agile security teams that are able to deal with the continually changing cyber threat landscape, say security team leaders

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CI/CD is not Enough! 5 Pre-Deployment Priorities for Agile DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development cio DevOps software development software qaHaving CI/CD pipelines doesn't mean that continuous delivery is a business need or a good idea. I wrote about this a couple of years ago when I asked, "Is Continuous Delivery Right for Your Business?"

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Scaling agile? Five important considerations to get it right

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile is not a cookie cutter framework or set of practices. I’ve been a part of large number of agile organizations some as CTO, some as CIO, and now as President of StarCIO. Although I’ve reapplied similar agile practices across multiple organizations and teams, none were implemented the exact same way. Agile can’t be baked into a one size fits most framework. about me agile planning agile software development cio it management leadership organizational change

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Episode 4 @DrivingDig : There is More to DevOps and Agile than Rituals and Tools

Social, Agile and Transformation

Here is Episode 4 of Driving Digital's tip of the day where I cover some of my agile, devops, and other articles. agile software development cio DevOps digital transformationGoing into the Thanksgiving holiday week so maybe you have time to catch up on some reading.

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