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

Forrester IT

This year I'm excited to be teaming up with Diego Lo Giudice on 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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Information Security Budgets: More Money and More Staff, But Growth Finally Slowing

CEB IT

For 2017, staffing and budget numbers will increase yet again, but spending on staff training is flat, headcount growth rates are declining, and current levels of budget growth may not be sustainable. Security Staffing and Budget Increases. Companies continue to increase information security spending — in fact, this is the seventh continuous year of budget increases for security, with a compound annual growth rate of 6% from 2010 to 2013 and 11% from 2014 to 2017.

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Business Agility in the Cloud | Maximizing Business Value with AWS

Linux Academy

Let’s now discuss business agility in the cloud. Business Agility in the Cloud. Business agility is one of the most important activities that a healthy business must do in order to continue to grow and innovate is to scope, prioritize, and to take on new initiatives. In addition to cost savings and cost avoidance, let’s look at some of the ways you can realize improved business agility.

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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.” Agile is applicable to many scenarios; for example, Extreme Programming (XP) zeroes in on software engineering while wrapping in novel approaches to boost quality, and Scrum is the most widely adopted agile method. By building on XP and Scrum, SAFe can effectively scale Agile throughout the enterprise by introducing Lean and portfolio management principles.

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Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Forrester's Customer Insights

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 […]. What Our Clients Tell Us All The Time.

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Information Risk: Growing Budgets Aren’t Enough to Help with Exploding Demand

CEB IT

A common refrain in CEB’s network of information security professionals is, “I am doing absolutely fine in terms of budget. Chart 1: Categorical division of the CISO’s budget Percentage of total budget under the CISO’s control, average Source: CEB 2015 Controls Maturity Benchmarking Survey. For example, just within IT, Agile developers on quick sprint cycles often do not take the time (or lack awareness) to include secure code into their applications.

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Quality vs. Agility

Future of CIO

Quality is a function of scope, budget, and resources. Agility is a model of performance without sacrificing the basic modularity of the business functions. Agility = The ability of business to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently , in response to changes in the business environment. Quality is a function of scope, budget, and resources. Cutting quality REDUCES agility. Agility is dependent upon planning the roadmap and executing accordingly.

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5 Ways to Better Manage Technical Debt

Social, Agile and Transformation

Talk about show many spreadsheets bounce around through email, midyear budget cuts, or hundreds of projects everyone won't prioritize, and you'll get an earful. agile planning cio DevOps innovation leadership software development

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The Agile CIO as a Business – IT Marriage Counselor

CIO Dashboard

CIOs who can help guide both parties in a business towards mutual understanding and common goals are delivering real value: projects delivered on time, on budget with the functionality the company needs to compete. And one of the best tools at his or her disposal to create that value can be agile delivery models. The mutual accountability, shared responsibility and direct communication at the heart of agile methods could be the recipe for success at home or in the workplace.

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Adapt Corporate Finance Practices To Support Digital Transformation

Forrester's Customer Insights

agile application development & delivery digital business financial management Agile at Scale budgeting CFO change management digital transformation Enterprise Agile finance financial planningWe’ve been researching a central dilemma for software leaders over the last year: If software is so important to digital business and customer engagement, why isn’t software development better understood by the C-suite?

What are Main Characteristics of Agile EA

Future of CIO

Agility is not just the ability to change. While emerging technology trend such as SMAC (Social/Mobile/Analytics/Cloud) brings both unprecedented opportunities and potential risks in shaping business today, Agile business needs Agile Architecture, static enterprise architecture frameworks have to give way to continuous business transformation best practices. But, what’re the new characteristics of Agile EA? Agile EA What Is Agility ? Agile EA

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How to Improve IT Agility, Flexibility, and Overall Manageability

Future of CIO

From leadership, structure, management perspective, how to improve IT agility, flexibility, and overall IT manageability? The hybrid of centralized and decentralized IT structure with the goals to improve manageability, agility, and flexibility: There is no "one size (or method) fits all," no right or wrong. Pay attention to how people are managed, budgets are planned and strategy is developed.these will play a significant role in your decision.

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Is IT Budget Planning Still Too Yesterday

Future of CIO

Effective budgeting management, can flex to changing business needs. IT is playing a more critical role in business growth and innovation, the emerging digital technology trends such as cloud, mobile, consumerization of IT, social enforce business agility and increase employee productivity, IT reaches the new milestone in catalyzing business transformation. Budgeting is based on modeling the future.

Corporate IT: How to Get the Most From an IT Roadmap

CEB IT

Consistent formats : The content of your plans and roadmaps should be agile, changing rapidly as new opportunities arise. Align with the Organization's Strategy Blog Budgeting and Planning Corporate IT Information Technology Information Technology Governance Project ManagementFor over 50 years the advertising industry has proved that images are a far more effective way to get a message across that using words alone.

Business Responsibilities working with Agile Teams Part 1 - Social.

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 Business Responsibilities working with Agile Teams Part 1. I enjoy talking to General Managers, Product Managers, and other members of a business teams about the benefits of going agile. Leading Agile.

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Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

CIO Dashboard

To be clear, the movement does not focus on removing estimation from agile; it is about exploring alternative ways of planning work, assigning value, and a different approach to how and what we deliver to our clients. Cons of #NoEstimates: Impacts ability to manage key decision-making business stakeholders who are accustomed to estimation, especially for forecasting and budgets. If you liked this, you might also like: Scaling Agile for the Enterprise.

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Being a CIO: One Year Later - 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 Weve rolled out some new products like Dodge SpecShare Suite , upgraded several technology platforms, and established an agile project management office among many other achievements. agile planning. (17).

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Three Approaches to Pursue Organizational Agility

Future of CIO

Being agile means anticipating likely change and addressing it deftly, keeping business on course and customers satisfied. Maturity is the agility and focuses on continuous improvement. Agility is the dynamic capability that allows organizations to adapt their substantive capabilities to business dynamic. But what are effective approaches to pursue organizational agility? Hence, the business is agiler.

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CIO as Chief Investment Officer: How Much do you Trust your Budget Estimates?

Future of CIO

The industry study suggests that half of all large IT projects defined as those with initial price tags exceeding $15 million, massively blow their budgets. On average, large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and 7 percent over time, while delivering 55+ percent less value than predicted. So CIO as IT and business leader: How much do you trust your budget estimates? There is a clear difference between a budget and an estimate. Budgets are another.

Five Questions Transformational Leaders and PMOs Should Address When Driving Digital

Social, Agile and Transformation

The Role of the PMO Before Transformation In many organizations, the PMO is synonymous with bureaucracy and administration since many focus on tracking projects, managing budgets, defining project management standards, and. agile planning cio cmo data scientist innovation it management leadership organizational change project management

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Why CIOs Must Negotiate before Collaboration - Social, Agile, and.

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 Many CIOs understand this situation when this prioritization does not exist - its when the Business expects to get all projects done and keep the lights on often with a limited budget. agile planning. (17).

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Content Agility at Marklogic's Digital Publishing Symposium - Social.

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 Content Agility at Marklogics Digital Publishing Symposium. I then discussed how BusinessWeek moved to an agile development process (specifically, SCRUM), to build its newest product, the Business Exchange.

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Webinar Review: Make DevSecOps Your New Year’s Resolution

Flexagon

Individual organizations and industries at large demand greater innovation and high-quality outputs while maintaining a strict budget. As a result, IT landscapes must shift from traditional Waterfall SDLCs to Agile models, from silos to collaborative cultures, and from limited.

Top 10 Guidance Tips to New CIOs and IT Leaders - Social, Agile.

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 Understand the business cycles and key dates - When are budgets done? Business minded, Agile CIO with strong Big Data, Business Intelligence, Search, and Social Networking background. agile planning. (17).

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5 Strategic Cost Optimization Action Items for Security Leaders

CEB IT

Eighty-two percent of security and risk leaders do not adjust their budgets based on environmental or business impact, which means they operate in a silo and are not aligned with the business. This is the phase to scale digital with agile practices and prepare for a new normal.

Is This The Death Of Offshoring?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The driver here was that the more of the department that they were able to offshore, the lower their costs would be and therefore the more work the IT department could accomplish for the same budget. The other thing that contributed to the demise of offshoring as we had known it was the arrival of agile software development methodologies. Partners agile core competencies in-house offshore offshore outsourcing offshoring onshore third party

9 Hacks to Accelerate Digital Business

CEB IT

It requires a deliberate effort to rethink the ways in which work is performed, processes are undertaken and decisions are made, enabling more agile and better adaption to the emerging work culture. Gartner recommends that leaders adopt three default behaviors to become more agile. To make an organization more agile, shift the focus to what the business outcome actually is, rather than how the task to achieve it is performed.

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No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

David Linthicum

Even if your financial budgeting model can handle uncertain costs, not knowing what you’re spending has a downside. Although you can make a case for the cloud’s value around agility and compressing time to market, that will fall on deaf ears among your business leaders if you’re 20 to 30 percent over budget for ongoing cloud costs. How much does you’re public cloud cost month to month? If you don’t know, you’re hardly alone.

10 IT Cost Optimization Techniques for Private and Public Sector Organizations

CEB IT

While many private and public sector organizations choose cloud services for increasing agility, flexibility and scalability, they also experience cost efficiencies over time. The application portfolio represents a large part of an IT budget.

Technology Trends for the Future of Government

CEB IT

Implementing a digital government strategy is a journey that will span multiple budget cycles and political administrations. Now more than ever, technology priorities must be established in the context of business trends such as digital equity, ethics and privacy, and the need for institutional agility,” says Rick Howard , Vice President Analyst, Gartner. Agile by design.

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Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Guest Blog: Sequestration and.

Cloud Musings

trillion in automatic spending cuts from the Federal budget over the next ten years. Forrester Research analyst Andrew Bartels expects that the Federal budget cuts will shave at least $12B out of 2013 U.S. Computerworld points out that “ Dale Luddeke, chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), an IT industry group expects to see a shift in government to things with cost savings attributes, such as open source, and agile development and cloud technology.”

Build a Defensible Cybersecurity Program in 3 Steps

CEB IT

Read more: How Security and Risk Leaders Can Prepare for Reduced Budgets. To guide agile security planning implementation and operations day to day, develop a set of agreed-upon principles with business partners.

What’s The Right Way For CIOs To Think About The Cloud?

The Accidental Successful CIO

This will include such things as making your products and services easier to order, easier to pay for, and perhaps even easier to both budget and plan for. Technology "big data" agile customer demands efficiency intuitions low prices patterns real-time responsiveness signalsNow that cloud computing has arrived, what should a CIO do? Image Credit: Pam Broviak. As the person with the CIO job, you now live in a world that is filled with lots and lots of real-time data.

Don't let company politics derail your cloud plans

David Linthicum

You're called into a meeting and told that your budget has been frozen until finance, legal, and compliance have had a chance to review the project. Here are some tips: [ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. It's Tuesday morning. You're running a multi-million-dollar cloud transformation project, moving more than a thousand workloads to the public cloud.

3 dumb mistakes that will kill your cloud initiative

David Linthicum

Consulting, training, cloud instances used for testing, and even money to fix screw-ups are absolute requirements -- so budget for them. You will get the cost savings, but you have to spend some money first to get to the more efficient and agile states that will save you the real money. You can find lots of studies that show the cloud is growing by leaps and bounds in the enterprise. That's not surprising.

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3 Ways Digital Business Will Impact Application Leaders

CEB IT

This journey often starts with small, agile teams experimenting with new digital technologies until they reach a tipping point, where the focus shifts to delivering, scaling and harvesting the organization’s digital ambition. Some of these changes include shifting budgets from IT to business units, changing workforce demographics, aligning IT operating models to business models and quickly learning how to exploit new technologies.”.

Thoughts on IT Cost Cutting

CIO Dashboard

The Agile CIO as a Business – IT Marriage Counselor. IT Budgets CIO cost cutting rationalization software development process standards During a recent business re-org, one of our long-time insurance clients took the opportunity to strengthen their enterprise IT function by centralizing it. One of their first orders of business is to review the IT estate for opportunities to simplify.

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To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

David Linthicum

And that's not always a bad thing because they do tend to obtain fatter budgets for IT. Here CIOs have a real opportunity to shine by making things cheaper and more agile. CIOs are not necessarily from IT; they can come from all parts of the company. Indeed, when I was a corporate dude running around the hall of a Global 2000 company, I often reported to a CIO who came from the accounting group or from production.

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How to Pick Your Best Cost Initiatives

CEB IT

If you view cloud storage as a bloated indirect spend item in your budget, you might say yes. Whether you approach cost optimization initiatives via a waterfall or an agile approach, it will take time for the enterprise to realize the cost savings and improved business value.

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Digital Transformation - Part 2: Culture And Organization

Forrester IT

Just as the once mighty telcos were blown out of the water by the much more agile and flexible social media and big data players in the 2000s, I believe a majority of traditional businesses will succumb to the forces of successful digital businesses. Declarations of digital intentions, the creation of chief digital officers, or the allocation of digital budgets alone will not translate into digital success.

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It’s Time to Disrupt the Application Organization

CEB IT

In enterprises that have begun the transition to composable business, software delivery is often done by “ agile ” or “fusion” teams. In the composable business, each application function owns its own budget and dictates the order in which it delivers its roadmaps.

Organizational Restructuring Myths

CEB IT

IT leaders restructure to improve some organizational ability, such as productivity, agility , efficiency, innovation or collaboration. Maintain agility and communicate the results regularly to business partners.

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