Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

Perficient Data & Analytics

A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams. The benefits of microservices and its principles are fairly easy to quantify – isolation, resiliency, scalability, automation, agility, independence. This offered a lot of flexibility, agility and a restructuring of costs for maintaining and preserving data.

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No Scrum Master? No Problem - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 I field this question very often and especially from members of technology organizations where agile and scrum in particular is being introduced top down from Management. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages.


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Good, Fast, Cheap: Can CIOs Have them All

Future of CIO

Holiday season actually stimulates creativity, and spurs optimism; from one of IT performance debates: “good cheap, fast for enterprise application development, which two should CIO pick?”,--many commentators set positive tunes and think it possible to have them all. Generally, applications are tools for people to use in their daily work, so it's necessary for all to have a clear understanding of what a tool is for and, even more important, what it isn't for.


Ten Symptoms/Root Causes of Poorly-Run IT Department

Future of CIO

towards "How can we use IT to improve innovation, competitive advantage, agility, etc.?" Inconsistent approach to processes and procedures and/or does not distinguish between a PMP and an SDLC. The problem also exists in a scenario where the business implement small or large scale application themselves Failure to reflect business value: If the company feels IT is disconnected and brings no value, you have failed.