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How to Focus Stakeholders on the Benefits of Agile Planning and Experimenting

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you have a partnership with business colleagues and stakeholders aligned to agile practices, culture, and mindset? agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation executive presentations future of work innovation leadership organizational change product management

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Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Should A CIO Choose?

The Accidental Successful CIO

There is the classic method that has been used for over 40 years called “waterfall” Then there’s the new upstart in town that everyone seems to be flocking to called “agile” All of these options can place a CIO in a difficult place. Agile also has benefits.

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We are Doing Agile, but are not Agile

Social, Agile and Transformation

Everyone, or at least almost everyone is doing some form of agile practices today. In fact, some leaders drive their digital transformation programs with leading agile to deliver customer facing applications. In a year of speaking at conferences, I did not meet anyone selling their waterfall, top-down project management practices as keys to their transformation programs.

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3 Virtual Meetings Hard to do with Zoom

Social, Agile and Transformation

I use Zoom synonymously for all other virtual meeting technologies, including Google Meet and Microsoft teams. Most of you are getting used to virtual meetings because of COVID-19, and the technology largely works well in many situations requiring teams and people to collaborate.

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Organizations can meet their agility needs with cloud automation: Here are its benefits

Dataconomy

Technology & IT Featured Industry agility cloud automationCloud automation can help reduce mistakes and errors and take away the monotony of doing the same things over and over again. Cloud automation is encouraged by good cloud infrastructure.

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Agility in DevOps: What’s Holding Enterprises Back?

Information Week

Nearly 75% of DevOps initiatives are failing to meet expectations. Where do organizations go wrong

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Update Your Knowledge Management Practice With Three Agile Principles

Forrester Digital Transformation

Long-standing “waterfall” knowledge management (KM) practices are failing to meet the needs of the modern enterprise, and technology leaders must reassess their approach. For the same reasons that agile principles have […].

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my API story: Helping CSPs achieve business agility?

TM Forum

We identify the right technologies and tools, partner with our diverse ecosystem, powered by our innovation and agile delivery methodologies to help customers achieve business agility, stay competitive, capitalize on blue ocean opportunities and increase market share.

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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. Those that don’t respond in the affirmative toward agility are most likely running a dying business or are just out of sync with their industry and their organization. While everyone most likely knows what agility means, let me take as second to define the term and set the stage for the discussion.

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From Bug Fixing to Board Meetings: Easy Learnings for the Digital Trailblazer

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me agile planning cio data scientist DevOps digital transformation innovation leadership product managementAs we're winding down till the end of summer, the beginning of the school year, and the start of the very busy Q4/budgeting season, I thought to take a break from writing. .

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5 Reasons to Estimate Agile Development with Story Points

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have a few posts on agile estimation. Here's one on why estimating is important, another one on how to do one-week agile planning sprint, and a more detailed one on how to conduct an agile sizing meeting. Does agile poker help? agile planning agile software development product management software development

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Meeting notes for your agile and scrum meetings? Here's why they are important and some options to implement

Social, Agile and Transformation

My question for the agile scrum masters, coaches, and team leads today is whether or not you are documenting meeting notes after planning sessions, standups, and other common scrum meetings? You might be tempted to do away with meeting notes as a relic of the past. about me agile planning big data enterprise 2.0

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Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

IT leaders have constantly been on the lookout for new systems, technologies, people and skills to meet the ‘do more with less’ mantra while continuing to build out the capabilities required of their teams. 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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Meet The New Analyst Covering Enterprise Transformation

Forrester Digital Transformation

Meet Manuel Geitz, the new analyst covering Enterprise Transformation, Innovation and Strategy. Agile Architecture & Technology Strategy customer obsession Digital Transformation Innovation technology-driven innovation

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How to Conduct an Agile Story Sizing Meeting

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 How to Conduct an Agile Story Sizing Meeting. Agile Construction Team. Conducting a Sizing Meeting. So while observing one team I truly appreciated how it managed this meeting.

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Benchmarks for Healthy Agile Planning that gets User Stories Written and Estimated

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile practices, and scrum in particular are really strong at prescribing steps to go from sprint start to end. Teams practicing scrum will usually have a commitment meeting at the start of the sprint to decide the scope of work they aim to complete and daily standups during the sprint to discuss status and blocks. agile planning agile software development DevOps

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What is a "Driver's Voice" meeting?

Social, Agile and Transformation

There was a passionate dialog this past weekend on #CIOChat about whether IT needs steering meetings. If you review the thread on this chat, you'll notice that a number of us oppose the idea of a steering meeting. require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us14.list-manage.com","uuid":"786c41758ef1858a45a739f3e","lid":"8918f17d05"}) }) ol li { padding-bottom: about me agile planning cio digital transformation enterprise 2.0

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Agile, DevOps, and COVID-19

Forrester's Customer Insights

Every other Friday, we have a meeting of the “DevOps Theme Team,” a group of Forrester analysts focused on next generation IT management approaches. We talk about Agile and DevOps, of course, but also extend into related areas like portfolio management and security.

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Why Killing Silos is Crucial in Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

We need a meeting to decide who to attend to the next meeting so we can review what we didn't cover in the last one.". Let's meet to get on the same page.". We're agile, sort of fragile, and unfortunately. agile planning cio digital transformation enterprise 2.0

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Tailoring transformation to meet future customer experience needs

TM Forum

Becoming fully digital is essential to meet future demands and take customer satisfaction to the next level. The last two years were unprecedented, but being an already agile company meant it was perhaps a little bit easier for us to cope. Etiya's CEO, Aslan Dogan, discusses with TM Forum's Inform how customers' changing expectations are impacting telcos' transformation choices and how communications service providers (CSPs)' differing requirements tailor their digital journeys.

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Digital Agility Gets a Boost with Identity Management

Fountainhead

(A version of this Blog originally published on Auth0 Blogs ) Apps are becoming componentized and API-based to facilitate reuse and agility; Identity management cloud services will help. "In

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Data-Driven Organizations: What are Principal Responsibilities of Successful Chief Data Officers

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is the CDO the owners, steward, and driver to meet regulations on GDPR, PII, HIPAA, FINRA, KYC, CPRA, and the alphabet soup of other compliance requirements? . agile data big data data management data scientist leadershipConfused about the role of the chief data officer?

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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 Were an Agile Family! A colleague sent me this TED talk, Agile Programming for your Family. But to be a agile family with a scrum board, and family retrospectives? agile planning. (17).

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Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery - 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 Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery. One of the questions I sometimes get on Agile Delivery is on computing actual costs. Use the agile backlog tool to keep a running total of Actual Hours per story.

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Huawei's next-generation BSS: Agility and openness help carriers develop 5G services

TM Forum

Carriers in Latin America require time to market for new functions to be shorter, which, in turn, means the business system needs to be more flexible and agile. The operation mode based on a single product cannot meet the operation requirements in the 5G era.

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How going cloud native can increase app agility

Computer Weekly

We look at how cloud-native applications can deliver far more dynamic support to meet an organisation’s needs

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5 Steps to Create a Meaningful Communication Strategy in Tech, Digital, and Data Departments

Social, Agile and Transformation

Technology, digital, and data organizations focus on delivering business impacts by improving customer experiences, increasing deployment frequencies, developing machine learning models, and meeting service level objectives.

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Business Agility in the Cloud | Maximizing Business Value with AWS

Linux Academy

Let’s now discuss business agility in the cloud. Business Agility in the Cloud. Business agility is one of the most important activities that a healthy business must do in order to continue to grow and innovate is to scope, prioritize, and to take on new initiatives. In addition to cost savings and cost avoidance, let’s look at some of the ways you can realize improved business agility. Get your team certified and read to meet the needs of your customers.

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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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Three Agile Insights Working With Offshore Teams

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 Three Agile Insights Working With Offshore Teams. 1) Agile teams need to govern their process - What are your rules, when do you bend them, and when do you call out an issue? agile planning. (17).

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Celebrating Two Fantastic Years of Driving Digital

Social, Agile and Transformation

For two years I have been keynoting events, meeting with leaders, leading StarCIO Driving Digital Workshops, writing this blog, and contributing articles to CIO and. about me agile data agile planning big data cio data management data scientist DevOps digital transformation innovation organizational changeTwo years ago I received my "author's copies" of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology.

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Providing Agility in a Time of Great Change

Linux Academy

We have always worked closely with our community to make sure our education is meeting the needs of the times. 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. Agility has always been the promise of cloud, and why I firmly believe that cloud is the future of all computing.

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Simple Agile Product Development - 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 Simple Agile Product Development. These six individuals need to meet regularly. When the team reaches a shared understanding, then they can meet less frequently. agile planning. (17).

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Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research

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 Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research. One of the issues I see with successful agile teams is the lack of strategic thinking on why and how they solve prioritized business needs.

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Experience Parity: Personalizing Your Organization’s Digital Workplace

IT Toolbox

As the future of work evolves, companies continue to face challenges in meeting their employees’ digital workplace needs. Agile workforce Digital Workplace workplace equality

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Agile is not the absence of ITIL!

Cloud Musings

As a result, executives are considering more use of Agile or DevOps frameworks to speed up the delivery of valuable services to end-users. Agile improves the delivery time of an ITIL- inspired service. Using mature service strategy and design processes of ITIL, Agile teams can validate the architectural and SLA requirements prior to developing and releasing a product or change. Contemporary cloud services provide the ideal place for Agile and ITIL to meet.

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Achieving 2X in Speed To Market Using Agile Platforms - Social.

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 Achieving 2X in Speed To Market Using Agile Platforms. Developing extendable technology platforms is what makes agile teams and agile businesses nimble. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages.

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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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The Future of Works Starts with Fixing Bad Meetings

Social, Agile and Transformation

How do you manage meetings so that they are productive and complete with documented decisions and prioritized follow up tasks? A lot of people''s time and a corporation''s spend is burned in meetings, yet most people can recount the bad meetings that were a waste of time versus others that had tangible outcomes. This is a big, but an important topic.

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Agile Does Not Need A Maturity Model - 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 Does Not Need A Maturity Model. This post, Does Agile Need Its Own Process Maturity Model caught my attention. My advice: Keep it simple, and build process maturity (agile, software delivery.)

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Shared Services, Meet Product Management

Forrester's Customer Insights

If you want to be unpopular with an Agile or DevOps team, tell them “you need to use the shared service.” ” Shared services have a well deserved reputation for bureaucracy, one-size-fits-all standards, long lead times, and high transaction costs.

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DevOps at SMBs: Three Important Considerations that Differ from Large Enterprises

Social, Agile and Transformation

We typically meet on Fridays at 11am ET and discuss a selected topic on leading digital transformation. I recently started a new program called Coffee with Digital Trailblazers on LinkedIn.

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A Hybrid Digital Mind: Agile Critical Thinking

Future of CIO

How about Agile thinking meeting with critical thinking, Agile can imply to creative, strategic, self-reflective or collective, etc. The “agile critical thinking” approach is to teach people how to apply critical thinking techniques to evaluate and incorporate data about individual differences, team dynamics and organizational realities into the equation - rather than dismiss or minimize their impact. Agile Hybrid Mindshift

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