IT Project Management: The PMO’s Role in Agile Organizations

CEB IT

The demands from all parts of a company to digitize products, services, and processes has meant that IT teams have had to speed-up their development of new technology ideas – and how quickly they let the bad ones fail – and this has led many of them to embrace Agile methods.

10 Practices of Strong Agile Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some excellent agile product owners that have developed new products, delighted customers, grown revenue, and collaborated well with their agile teams. agile planning agile software development customer experience digital transformation innovation product managementI've also worked with other product owners that have some very bad behaviors reflecting in poor under performing products and angry team members.

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Architect Process Agility With BPM Platforms For Digital Business

Forrester IT

Some CIOs and enterprise architecture (EA) pros believe that business process management (BPM) is on the opposite side of agility -- but they don't realize that BPM technology itself is also evolving. Agility-oriented BPM platforms are the foundation of a digital business.

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Three Agile Management Practices for Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me agile planning agile software development cio DevOps digital transformation innovation leadership product managementWhen I joined Businessweek ten years ago to lead their digital technology team, I was very surprised that they wanted to develop their own proprietary web applications. Could a magazine owned by a publisher mature a software development practice and deliver new customer experiences?

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20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some very strong Agile Product Owners, others that needed a lot of help transitioning from BRD centric waterfall product management, and others that have strong backgrounds in other product roles (product strategy, management, or marketing) and are new to agile product development. I've partnered with many successful agile product owners that have launched innovative.

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2015 Digital Transformation Formula := Agile + DevOps + Data Science -> Culture Changes

Social, Agile and Transformation

On the engineering front, transformation requires more collaborative and agile practices, so I completed a number of posts on Agile and introduced several posts on DevOps. agile data agile planning agile software development big data cio data scientist DevOps digital transformation future of work innovation organizational change

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IT Applications: 3 Changes Needed to Run Agile at Scale

CEB IT

But none of these, on their own, will mean that Agile methods will be adopted smoothly across the hundreds or thousands of people that work in a large corporate IT team, especially one that’s more accustomed to Waterfall methods.

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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How To Handle Difficult Agile Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

There are many product owners that understand agile practices, enjoy collaborating with technologists and leverage data to make sound prioritization choices. But if you've practiced agile long enough you've probably experienced a dark product owner who's exhibited some of the bad behaviors of product owners that I posted a couple of months ago. agile software development cio it management organizational change product management

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On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

This year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey. So in addition to successful Agile team practices, alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing and operations, we are looking into more Agile at scale issues like budgeting and DevOps. Software development leaders continue to buy into Agile--while they eradicate traditional waterfall style development.

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5 Realities about Agile Cost Savings

CIO Dashboard

Agile is a widely accepted software development methodology that enables organizations to gain a better understanding of their packaged or custom software projects and reduce the overall risk of software development. Agile requires more people to be fully committed to reach decisions quickly.

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9 Reasons Your Enterprise is Not Agile, Yet

CIO Dashboard

Agile, DevOps, Shift-left…we’ve heard these buzzwords to describe evolved software development practices and principles for almost a decade now. Yet, achieving the optimal agile state continues to escape the grasp of the vast majority of businesses. So, why aren’t businesses agile yet?

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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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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.” While both of these frameworks work well for software development teams, Agile is even suitable for less obvious initiatives, such as transforming traditional marketing.

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Effective Metrics Are Critical For DevOps and Agile Success

Forrester IT

Read more Categories: Agile. Agile Testing. Agile Agile Testing BizDevOps DevOps IT Infrastructure Robert Stroud automated deployment automated testing cloud cloud computing metricsIn the days of old, not very long ago, release cycles were measured in years --organizations were using "on-time" and "on-budget" as the mantra for project efficacy. Business today is compelled to deliver business technology in cycles of hours, or days.

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Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is release management part of your agile practice? agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qaAre you able to tell stakeholders target dates for your next application releases? Are you tracking how often your teams hit these targets and which releases hit the targeted scope and quality? I’ve asked this question of many teams and hear various answers.

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10 Best Practices in Configuring your Agile Project Management Tools

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are serious about agile development then you most likely selected a tool to enable team collaboration and manage the backlog, sprints, and releases. agile planning agile software development DevOps organizational change product management project management software development

What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I saw this hanging in my daughter''s classroom I knew it needed to be shared with Scrum Masters and other agile team members. So much what makes agile teams successful is dependent on their collaboration - establishing a shared understanding of priorities, solving problems, developing solutions, resolving blocks, and improving practices. agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development

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New Agile Teams - Common Questions, Simple Answers

Social, Agile and Transformation

Many readers of Social, Agile, and Transformation know that I''ve recently started a new position as Global CIO of Greenwich Associates. When I came in, I committed to the team that we would rapidly adopt Agile Development and Agile Planning practices in order for us to fulfill our goals. about me agile planning agile software development cio innovation it management leadership offshore development organizational change software development

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Are You Agile Enough for Polyglot Programming?

CTOvision

Luc Perkins (@ lucperkins ) says in his blog that the Obama campaign was unbelievably agile. He employed an agile framework that was modular and very iterative. The primary donation program was updated daily, and A/B testing occurred in real-time—that’s agile! Nathaniel Crocker.

Three Advanced Practices for Agile Development Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Sometime ago I saw a question posted on a social media site, "Why is Agile hard to adopt?" The basic practices of agile are relatively straightforward, so what''s hard? Driving an agile culture, or getting an organization to "operate with agility", yes, that''s not trivial and it takes time for teams and individuals to "think agile". agile planning agile software development it management organizational change product management software qa

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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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2016 Top Posts on Digital Transformation, Agile, and Data Science

Social, Agile and Transformation

I spent most of this year posting on digital transformation, agile, and data science topics. agile planning agile software development big data data management data scientist digital transformation leadershipHere is the top four posts (by traffic) in case you missed any of them. Also, I have similar lists from 2015 and 2014.

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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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Getting the C-Suite on Board with Agile Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

HBR is proving they understand Digital Innovation with two recent posts, one on Embracing Agile co-written by Jeff Sutherland one of the Agile Manifesto's signers and the other, You Don't Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One. Anyone who has led an agile transformation in their organization knows that getting people, teams, departments, and organizations on board takes time and.

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DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Forrester IT

In my recent report, " How To Deliver Services With Quality, Agility, And Value ," I look at these issues and discuss how to pragmatically assess your DevOps journey. Agile. ARA Tools Agile Application Release Automation Atom Bank DevOps IT Infrastructure Lyft Rob Stroud airbnb cloud uberEvery business today is under pressure from a startup that is disrupting their traditional market.

5 Key Lessons for New Agile Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

At some point, organizations that want to scale to more agile development programs or take on wider scoped digital transformation efforts need to consider how best to cultivate Product Owners. Once an organization has a defined agile practice, a defined set of technology platforms, and a documented development standard then scaling. agile planning agile software development digital transformation innovation organizational change product management project management

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Agile development an 'IT fad' that risks iterative failure

Computer Weekly

Agile promises continuous improvement through an iterative process, but without proper checks, project failure is commonplace

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Agile Data Scientist, A Disciplined Hiker or Reckless Hunter?

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I provided some guidance on why and how agile data practices can lead to better Business and IT collaboration. Agile aligns priorities, focuses multidisciplinary teams to hit goals, and enables teams to self organize and figure out individual responsibilities. agile software development big data data management data scientist

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How to Get an Agile Product Owner to Pay for Technical Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's the most common question I get when discussing agile development as a CIO with a team of developers that are enthusiastic about maturing their practice. agile planning agile software development cio DevOps security site performance software development software qaHow do you get the Product Owner to prioritize fixing technical debt above new features, enhancements, special requests for customers, and improvements to internal tools?

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33 Bad Behaviors of Agile Developers and IT Operations

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recently published 20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Product Owners and decided not to leave this subject one sided. agile software development cio DevOps it management organizational change software developmentIn trying to improve the organizational culture and more specifically, the culture in IT, the CIO and IT leadership must consider, review, and improve on its own behaviors. So this week I'm itemizing some of the bad behaviors in IT. Like my previous most, I haven't seen these.

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Video on Cray Urika-GX: An Agile Analytics Platform

CTOvision

This video was used to introduce the Cray Urika-GX agile analytics platform. Michael Johnson. This high-performance data analytics appliance helps enterprises accelerate insight, multiply productivity, uncover data’s hidden opportunities — and get big value from big data. News Video

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5 Principles on What Makes a Great Agile Development Team

Social, Agile and Transformation

I''ve posted many times on how agile practices are key to a CIO''s success because it creates transparency, dives culture change, and is a key element to innovation. about me agile software development cio DevOps innovation product management software qa The CIO must learn and drive the business, set the strategic direction for IT and proves that he or she can get teams executing to the strategy.

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