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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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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Agile May Be Key for Companies Experiencing VUCA

Information Week

Here's why the Agile philosophy is suitable for unforeseen business obstacles During this time of uncertainty, businesses are trying to adapt to the new normal.

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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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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

5 Critical Takeaways from the 2020 State of Agile Report

Social, Agile and Transformation

The 14th annual state of agile report is now available, and it's one of the papers I look forward to reviewing every year. It surveys over one thousand software development professionals from a mix of company sizes, development team sizes, geographies, and industries.

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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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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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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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Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

Virtualization has allowed organizations to expand their data center capabilities without requiring enormous outlays of capital for new hardware and physical space by allowing companies to decommission underutilized servers and replace them with optimized virtualized systems.

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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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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

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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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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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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Think Adaptive For The 2020s

Forrester IT

Instead they will become the kind of company that proactively adapts and shape-shifts as events unfold. Age of the Customer agile Adaptive AgileIn 2020 successful businesses will focus less on accurately predicting the future years in advance.

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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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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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Artificial Feathers Let This Robotic Bird Fly With Incredible Agility


Over the years, Festo, a German automation company with a penchant for robots, has designed countless Mother Nature-inspired automatons that swim , hop , and fly like their real-world counterparts.

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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.

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.

Update Your Balanced Scorecard With Business Outcome And Agility Metrics

Forrester IT

In response, companies will have to change how they develop, market, sell, and deliver products and services directly to their customers and through their partners. Norton) in which we recommend an approach that addresses four components: business outcomes, agility, health, and service (see Figure). We've entered the age of the customer, where powerful customers are disrupting every industry.

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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.

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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Perficient’s Agile Culture is Remote-Ready and Thriving

Perficient - Digital Transformation

But even with a mindset of agility and a business built to be nimble, no one could predict the impact COVID-19 would have. READ MORE: See Why Google calls “Agility the New Growth” Knowing we can adjust quickly to continue serving customers brings a sense of pride and security.

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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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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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Providing Agility in a Time of Great Change

Linux Academy

We are a mission-driven education company and our learners always come first. The Cloud Makes Us More Agile, and Skills Will Get Us There. We’ll develop an even better appreciation for the societal and economic importance of mobile, agile and flexible work systems. The companies that can adapt fastest to changing conditions will fare best through these times. When we started ACG, Ryan and I built the company entirely on top of cloud services.

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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

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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Experian CIO: IT Standardization Drives Agile

Information Week

Consumer credit reporting company Experian's IT infrastructure and data storage is measured in petabytes, so standardizing on a technology stack has meant a lot of change and big rewards

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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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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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Information Security: What You Should Know About Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery


The past few years have required CIOs to understand what digitalization is doing to their company and their industry, and how IT teams should respond.

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.

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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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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DevOps Has Reached “Escape Velocity”, CIO’s Need To Get Onboard!

Forrester IT

In an era where velocity and agility are driving technology management organizations over simple cost reduction, every business must constantly evolve to drive business differentiation. Read more Categories: Agile. business agility. Agile BizDevOps CIO DevOps DevOps2.0

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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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Don't let company politics derail your cloud plans

David Linthicum

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. 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.

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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