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. What agile tips would you add to the list?

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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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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. 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.

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Good, Fast, Cheap: Can CIOs Have them All

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For enterprise application development, it is best to make sure you have the best solution that meets the organization's needs, budgeting time and finances accordingly to avoid costly headaches usually associated with "quickie' development projects. 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.

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Ten Symptoms/Root Causes of Poorly-Run IT Department

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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. Using a waterfall in an organization where the business has an agile mentality leads to failure. Using Agile without a full sense of the overall plan/roadmap leads to failure. IT needs to not only look at symptoms but also dig through root causes.

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