Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 2

Forrester IT

Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. age of the customer agile application development & delivery AD&D Agile Agile at Scale agile frameworks Spotify

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The Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. The question was: What differentiates an Agile Data Center from a traditional data center? Every company has a different view about their data center.

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Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Forrester IT

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 […].

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An Agile Business Needs an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

If you ask any business leader whether they’d prefer that their organization be thought of as ‘slow moving’ or ‘agile’, most would respond with ‘agile’ as their preference. One of the most common definitions of agility is “nimbleness” or “the power of moving quickly and easily.”.

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Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 1

Forrester IT

Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. agile application development & delivery AD&D Agile Agile at Scale agile development agile frameworks culture SpotifyHow can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? While you can’t copy culture, there is a lot you can learn from it.

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Agile Processes Can Transform Companies From Unexpected Places: The VGZ Success Story

Forrester IT

In today’s fast-paced world, you’d be hard-pressed to find an IT shop that isn’t at least experimenting with Agile. age of the customer agile chief information officer (CIO) digital business digital transformation

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Complexity – The Killer of Agility?

Eric D. Brown

In fact, in “The Data Center of Tomorrow” I wrote that the: “data center will be a combination of internal and external systems that combine to create an agile, efficient and effective technology delivery platform.”. Information Technology The New CIO Agility Complexity

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Building the Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

That search has led many companies to research and implement Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) as a way to replace or augment their existing data center infrastructure. Another benefit of SDDC is that it allows companies to spend less on hardware for the data center.

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Does IT Agility Equate to Business Survival?

Eric D. Brown

I’ve been writing about agility within the data center and IT group recently. While reading a white paper titled “ Agile IT Empowers Business Success ”, I ran across an intriguing sentence: “ If the business can’t adapt, it may not survive.“ In order to drive this adaptability, organization’s require both an agile business and an agile IT group , which is something I wrote a bit about last week. Information Technology The New CIO Agility CIO IT

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Crafting an AI-Relevant, Data-First, Agile Methodology for AI & ML Projects


Companies of all sizes are implementing AI, ML, and cognitive technology projects for a wide range of reasons in a disparate array of industries and customer sectors. Artificial Intelligence CTO News agile Cognilytica crisp-dm methogologies Microsoft training waterfallSome AI efforts are focused on development of intelligent devices and vehicles, which incorporate three simultaneous development streams of software, hardware, and constantly evolving machine learning models.

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Three Agile Management Practices for Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

The answer was yes - and as it turns out - many other companies are investing in their software development. about me agile planning agile software development cio DevOps digital transformation innovation leadership product managementWhen I joined Businessweek ten years ago to lead their digital technology team, I was very surprised that they wanted to develop their own proprietary web applications.

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A Primary Goal of an Agile Data Center – Portability

Eric D. Brown

If you ask one hundred people (or companies) what it means to have an agile data center , you’ll most likely get a large number of diverse answers. It encapsulates the entire range of things that an agile data center can do for an organization.

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Learning agility

Future of CIO

Learning agility will directly impact the speed of digital transformation, the effectiveness of digital leadership, the creativity of the workforce, and the overall organizational maturity. A collective learning capability is strategic for a company’s long-term success.

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Does your company have an AI ethics dilemma?


Read Alexa Hagerty and Igor Rubinov take a look at the ethical dilemma’s companies face while deploying artificial intelligence on Information Age : While added agility, capacity, and capabilities are welcome additions to any enterprise, blind adoption of AI technologies can come with unintended and unforeseen consequences.

What Atlassian's Success Teaches us on Agile Business Fundamentals

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is anyone surprised that a SaaS company that provides agile project management tools to software developers, marketers, and enterprises is about to IPO at a $3.3 I'm talking about Atlassian of course and if you've been leading agile practices you know them for their tools like Jira and Confluence that help teams manage agile programs and collaborate. agile data agile planning agile software development digital transformation in the news SaaS

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Reimagining the Way Life Sciences Companies Do Business

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Companies are trying to stay relevant and current by adopting specific new technologies to claim their move towards digital transformation. A key to survival for life sciences companies is to overcome the barriers and challenges to innovation and change.

We're an Agile Family! - 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 agile planning.

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How Agile Cloud Solutions Can Upgrade On-Prem Performance: The BI Business Case?


Moving IT to the cloud is one of the main objectives for many companies. The post How Agile Cloud Solutions Can Upgrade On-Prem Performance: The BI Business Case? But once achieved, they find managing data in a hybrid environment a challenge.

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Getting the C-Suite on Board with Agile Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

HBR is proving they understand Digital Innovation with two recent posts, one on Embracing Agile co-written by Jeff Sutherland one of the Agile Manifesto's signers and the other, You Don't Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One. Anyone who has led an agile transformation in their organization knows that getting people, teams, departments, and organizations on board takes time and.

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IT Project Management: The PMO’s Role in Agile Organizations


Digitization has become one of the most important strategic priorities for thousands of companies across the past few years and so, without doubt, is now the most important priority on many CIOs’ desks. But there are some PMOs who are integral to their organization’s Agile success.

The Next Phase of Agile Development

CIO Dashboard

Web-based companies are making daily, multiple updates to their systems while legacy companies strive for minimal, monthly releases. Forward-thinking CIOs are examining how antifragile companies can introduce frequent change without comprising the user experience.

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Why now is the time to appoint a chief agility officer

Computer Weekly

Companies need to innovate and find new ways of getting products to the market more quickly. Appointing a chief agility officer to the board will help

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9 Reasons Your Enterprise is Not Agile, Yet

CIO Dashboard

Agile, DevOps, Shift-left…we’ve heard these buzzwords to describe evolved software development practices and principles for almost a decade now. Yet, achieving the optimal agile state continues to escape the grasp of the vast majority of businesses. So, why aren’t businesses agile yet?

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IT Applications: 3 Changes Needed to Run Agile at Scale


But none of these, on their own, will mean that Agile methods will be adopted smoothly across the hundreds or thousands of people that work in a large corporate IT team, especially one that’s more accustomed to Waterfall methods.

PDNS Offers “Anchor” Cloud Services to Agile Cloud Consortium

Cloud Musings

Private Digital Network Services (PDNS) and partners will provide its national, Private Digital Network (PDN) core and a suite of highly sought after services to the Interoperability Clearinghouse Agile Cloud effort. Its partners include Gannett Company Inc., These services are now being extended to the ICH Agile Cloud effort. This announcement also comes one week before the 2nd Agile Cloud Environment event , scheduled for May 21, 2014 at TIA Headquarters in Arlington, VA.

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Enterprise Agile Practices - Scaling from Teams to Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

How do IT departments and software development companies achieve consistency with their agile programs? Agile delivery methods make it easy to start small by winning one sprint at a time, one team at a time, and one product release at a time until organizations develop a rhythm of delivery and drive process improvement through retrospectives and self organization practices.

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Facilitators Announced For NGA Agile Cloud Brainstorming Event

Cloud Musings

With support from its 600 members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecommunications, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology.

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Transition Now to an Agile Storage Infrastructure or Perish

Data Center Knowledge

Today’s business requirements bring a great opportunity for companies to transition into an agile storage architecture, that will not only meet today’s demands, but also support what’s next to come. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

David Linthicum

Companies are moving away from the traditional operations-oriented ROI model, and now look toward agility as the core metric to determine value. I’ve written many blog posts since 2011 about the reasons to use business agility as a primary metric for calculating the real cloud ROI. It wasn’t just me, of course: Clearly the cloud experts were talking about agility and ROI.

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Three Levels of IT Agility

Future of CIO

The irony is that many IT organizations are often perceived to be too slow to adapt to the changes in the majority of companies. IT has to not only improve its own speed, but also overall organizational agility. Agile CIO Master IT Transformation

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Barclays banks on agile and DevOps to tackle competitive threats in fintech

Computer Weekly

Barclays Bank opens up about how increasing competition in the financial services sector has fuelled its 18-month, company-wide campaign to increase its use of agile and DevOps methodologies

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Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! - 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 Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! This concept isnt new and I suspect some of the good agile coaches practice this approach. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17).

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Five Tips to Becoming a More Agile Business

Information Week

Companies across every industry will need to become more nimble and responsive to remain competitive in today's fast changing marketplace

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Capital One CIO: We're a Software Company

Information Week

Capital One CIO Rob Alexander has transformed his organization from an IT shop into a software company with Agile development, public cloud, new talent, open source technology, and machine learning

ICH Releases Agenda for Agile Cloud Service Catalog Session

Cloud Musings

The Agile Cloud consortium''s second event will occur on May 21, 2014 at TIA Headquarters in Arlington, VA. This event will focus on development of the Agile Cloud Environment Service Catalog and will feature prospective government user presentations. Any company interested in registering their service can do so at ?

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