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10 Ways to be More Agile

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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. Don’t under invest in automated test development.

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Thoughts on IT Cost Cutting

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A financial services company implemented an SDLC framework to move to a more mature level of process discipline using CMMI , and standardize the competency requirements of solution delivery staff and expect a 10-20% improvement in project delivery efficiency. The Agile CIO as a Business – IT Marriage Counselor. IT Budgets CIO cost cutting rationalization software development process standards


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Good, Fast, Cheap: Can CIOs Have them All

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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. Agile methodology and Cloud envelop makes it possible It's a myth that you have to sacrifice any of the three. The problem, therefore, isn't just in the SDLC, but rather in business oversight and process governance.


5 Steps to Brighten Shadow IT

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” Our 2012 Digital IQ study of 489 executives found that 30% of technology procurement is outside the CIO’s budget. Following are five steps that CIOs can take with their whiteboards to develop a plan to outshine shadow IT. 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.