Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

Similarly, the cloud has given organizations access to an almost limitless amount of processing and storage power with low costs, relatively high reliability and a great deal of agility. And saying “yes” is what agility is all about.

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Five Key Agile Practices to Support Architects

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

CEB IT

The demands from all parts of a company to digitize products, services, and processes has meant that IT teams have had to speed-up their development of new technology ideas – and how quickly they let the bad ones fail – and this has led many of them to embrace Agile methods.

Quality vs. Agility

Future of CIO

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. Cutting quality REDUCES agility.

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How to Define IT Agility?

Future of CIO

IT Agility is a mentality, culture, process, and perspective. Agility is a common business term that is used frequently these days to measure how fast business will respond to opportunities or threats, and enterprises are even having key agility indicators.

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Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development

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 Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development. Are you a technology executive looking to adopt or migrate to an agile software development practice? Then follow a guide for starting agile.

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My Advice to Engineering Undergraduate Students - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

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Continuous Delivery: A PwC Perspective

CIO Dashboard

Businesses that are not able to deliver with agility and quality fall behind. Department agility : Within the organization, various groups can be at different stages of operational maturity when delivering to their customers. Is Agile an “All or Nothing” Proposition?

The Best “Principle” Quotes of “Digital Master” Sep. 2019

Future of CIO

It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

Three “Views” to Advance Digital Boardroom

Future of CIO

Therefore, it is important to set guidelines for managing innovation risks in a structural way. Board Room Digital Agility

Be pragmatic, not dogmatic

Eric D. Brown

I’m currently reading Scott Brinker’s book Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, and More Innovative (awesome book – look for a much more complete review here soon) and came across a line in Chapter 7 that says “Be pragmatic, not dogmatic.”

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

CEB IT

Following three simple guidelines can improve communication across IT. Consistent formats : The content of your plans and roadmaps should be agile, changing rapidly as new opportunities arise.

Apply the Digital Knowledge Management to Improve Knowledge Quality

Future of CIO

A slow management decision cycle is the biggest killer of agility. Agility is more about management decision making than it is about organizational processes, KM techniques, resources available, or any other factor. Agile Digital Master Digitalization Information/Data Management

Why You Need to Rethink Your IT Operating Model

CEB IT

Agile, DevOps, Continuous Delivery: Integrated delivery, engineering and support boost responsiveness and output. Data Strategy Over Ownership: Coherent strategy and guidelines around data allow for rapid exploitation by distributed teams.

Steps to Create a Cloud Computing Center of Excellence (CoE)

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A CCoE can serve the needs of both agility-focused and efficiency-focused IT. Gartner’s definition of a CCoE is broad with an emphasis on governance – i.e. establishing a cloud brokerage, policies and guidelines.

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Shaping IT Competency to Drive Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

Setting policies and guidelines to build competency and navigate digital transformation: There needs to establish digital policies for building a cohesive set of business competency. Setting guidelines, tuning structures, and making programs are three levels to build digital competency.

Enterprise Networking in a Cloud World

Cloud Musings

This leads to an increased need to categorize those assets and apply appropriate security controls with respect to business/mission functions, data user role, location of access, legal/regulatory guidelines and user devices.

Fed Tech Roundup November 4

CTOvision

Agile training, delivered agilely - FCW.com (blog). Task force to hammer out drone registration guidelines - GCN.com (blog). The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. Northrop Grumman Foundation Congratulates Air Force Association on Another Record-Breaking Year for CyberPatriot Registrations. The Data Briefing: Is That Drug Safe? – The FDA’s RR-Drug R/Shiny App.

Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Re-platforming applications includes lift-and-shift (containerizing) applications with minor changes, refactoring applications to adhere to twelve factor app guidelines and complete application rewrites to best leverage native cloud and DevOps. Agility.

Transforming to a Big Data Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

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Pros and cons of low-code development platforms

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

For instance, in an era where agility is crucial for modern businesses, low-code platforms help organizations deliver solutions quickly. However, IT can mitigate that risk by providing a sanctioned low-code platform and guidelines on how to use it.

The Best “Framework” Quotes of “Digital Master” July 2019

Future of CIO

It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

Are you ready for Microservices?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microservices are gaining popularity for their potential to deliver scalability, resilience, and agility that wasn’t possible with service-oriented architecture. Agile development lifecycle. Leverages Perficient’s microservices architecture, agile methodology, and DevOps guidelines.

5 IT trends to watch in 2018 and beyond

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

While we won’t get into all of the details in this article (as the topic is very broad), here’s a short overview: GDPR provides strict guidelines on how organizations use and protect personal data. Many say agility is the key to surviving in the age of technological hairpin turns.

5 challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2019 (Part 1)

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

While we won’t get into all of the details in this article (as the topic is very broad), here’s a short overview: GDPR provides strict guidelines on how organizations use and protect personal data. Many say agility is the key to surviving in the age of technological hairpin turns.

The Best “Abstract” Quotes of “Digital Master” June 2019

Future of CIO

It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!

CTOvision

On Labor Day, September 5 th 2016, NIST published their Digital Authentication Guideline: Public Preview. The process is similar to sprints in Agile. Nathaniel Crocker.

5 IT trends to watch in 2019 and beyond

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

GDPR provides strict guidelines on how organizations use and protect personal data. In today’s business environment, agility is more important than ever. Many say agility is the key to surviving in the age of technological hairpin turns.

The Problems with Siloed Databases Part 2

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 minded, Agile CIO with strong Big Data, Business Intelligence, Search, and Social Networking background. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17). content agility. (5).

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The Monthly Digital Principles/Practices Summary: “Keep it Simple” Principle May 2019

Future of CIO

To make a seamless digital transformation, it’s important to set guidelines and make updated rules for navigating through changes and steering the journey of digital transformation.

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Enterprise Software Trends that CIOs Can’t Ignore in 2019

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

We’re living in an era where business agility trumps most everything else. GDPR provides strict guidelines on how organizations use and protect personal data. Summary: Enterprise software is evolving faster than ever, and plays a critical role in all aspects of a business.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The BoardRoom Innovation June 2019

Future of CIO

Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have the agility to adapt to changes and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals.

Five Insightful Questions to Overcome the Panic of Breakthrough Innovation

Future of CIO

Therefore, a good innovation strategy as an effective constraint provides the guidelines for innovation management by providing anchors to explore from, evaluating what’s the altitude of innovation impact and the aptitude to manage innovation; the innovation processes efficiency, etc.

3 Strategies to Decrease IT Costs and Increase Business Impact

CIO Dashboard

Adoption of an assemble-to-order approach, along with agile methodologies – even for application deployments. CIOs need to realize and embrace this model, and establish guidelines on a very limited but core set of applications that are centralized and tightly controlled.

Executive Presentations: Presenting Status vs. Strategy

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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 This post follows up with some basic guidelines on creating presentations for CIOs and other senior executives. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17). content agility. (5).