10 Ways to be More Agile

CIO Dashboard

You might think the word “ agile ” is synonymous with “paralysis” to see some organizations react to the idea of introducing agile development principles to their traditional systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Concerns about introducing too much change to the organization can stop agility discussions with the business before they start. Ways to Increase Agility. What agile tips would you add to the list?

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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. One of the key portions of the architecture involved Hadoop and Spark for both data storage and data processing for the delivery of data to the microservices platform. This offered a lot of flexibility, agility and a restructuring of costs for maintaining and preserving data.

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Good, Fast, Cheap: Can CIOs Have them All

Future of CIO

Agile methodology and Cloud envelop makes it possible It's a myth that you have to sacrifice any of the three. Agile/ SCRUM approaches help to overcome these issues by breaking requirements and work into discrete sprints. It is becoming increasingly possible to achieve all three with different/creative SDLC methodologies, cloud technologies (IaaS, PaaS) and appropriate leveraging of global solutions.


5 Steps to Brighten Shadow IT

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Revamp Your SDLC. Many CIOs need to be more aggressive in adopting agile processes, leverage more demos, prototypes and smaller teams and more effectively cultivate staff, so they have the resources department heads need. Architecture skills are a necessity as the IT department will need to design customer-facing solutions on the fly, often integrating several heterogeneous internal and 3rd party systems and interfaces.


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. Engineers or architects are focused on the technology only: and engage in individual projects - versus propelling architecture in the direction to capture more or new business (spend their time configuring servers and databases versus aligning architecture to exceed business goals) 6.