FDIC Part 370 Program Management

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A bank’s response to Part 370 will require a multi-year, multi-functional program that could encompass dozens of individual projects. Given the scope and scale of affected institutions, most will already have several layers of project management responsible for different areas of the business. An attempt to decentralize the management of this program to individual functions will invite a disorganized response and will likely lead to missed deadlines and incomplete requirements.

Join Architects, Planners, Program Managers, Data Scientists at 4th Annual Cloudera Federal Forum in DC 25 Feb


Track sessions will focus on: Enabling Business Results with Big Data — How to enable agency programs that will yield enormous value through big data to deliver actionable information and measureable results. Director of Product Management, Cloudera. By Bob Gourley.

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

CIO Dashboard

It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. On the other hand, the evolutionary development approach inherent in agile gives designers more freedom, enabling them to respond to changing needs as they arise.

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Interoperability Clearinghouse Launches "Agile Cloud" Collaboration

Cloud Musings

Brennan, Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH) Executive Director, kicked off the Agile Cloud collaboration. A key difference between this and other government focused cloud computing efforts is that the Agile Cloud environment will be funded and implemented by industry.

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How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1 - 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 How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1. So trying to "kill projects" in one step just isnt going to work and youll get wrapped up in many change management challenges.

Project Portfolio Management: Why Now?

CIO Dashboard

Over the years as a consultant in the area of Project Portfolio Management (PPM), I’ve noticed that shifts in the economy prompt executives to consider adopting PPM. In the end real results fall short due to ineffective scope, issue and dependency management.

The Ultimate High Performing Teams

CIO Dashboard

What I learned is that a high performing orchestra has some real similarities to business projects and program teams – at least how we hope that they will operate- and is composed of: highly skilled team members. Last week was a big one for me and for Diamond.

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Gartner Focuses on Algorithms as the Foundation to Digital Business

Social, Agile and Transformation

As I've been saying on this blog for some time (see posts on agile thinking, cultural practices, and program management) digital transformation is not a bunch of business driven projects that have a beginning and an end. Gartner filled their opening keynote with lots of advice for the Digital CIO.

IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different


Unsurprisingly, this has meant the management of digital projects and programs has become a critical focus for IT project management offices (PMOs). More than two-thirds of executives believe their company must become significantly more digitized to maintain competitiveness.

ITAAC/ICH and TIA To Host Commercial Cloud Sourcing Brainstorming Session for NGA

Cloud Musings

The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are honored to team with NGA in hosting the first " Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud " brainstorming session, April 23, 2014 at TIA headquarters.

Corporate IT: How to Get Your Team Working More Quickly


As companies digitize their products, services, sales channels, and entire operations , all managers have to become more knowledgeable about and confident with technology. Blog Corporate IT Efficiency and Productivity Improvement Information Technology Manage Service Providers and Vendors

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Cloud – Get on Board or be left Behind


Cloud Development & Migration is a continuous, fast moving, innovative, and agile. It can and should start with all the components of an organization’s program management framework, overlaid with its agile software development methodology and then add the principles of DevOps. Cloud – Get on Board or be left Behind. By: Brandee Daly, Founder C2S Consulting Group. Trigg Borgerson, CTO. Cloud is not just for your IT Department.

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IT Risk Management Summit - March 26, 2013 - Reston, VA

Cloud Musings

In response to growing demand for formal software risk and quality management tools, the nations’ most respected standards bodies and IT communities of practice have joined forces to advance the state of the practice in software quality management.

Tech CEO’s: Are you ready to work with federal systems integrators?


The smaller integrators, including some very small “boutique” integrators, can be very agile and when you find the right ones with the right respect for your technology you should do everything possible to further the relationship. They all have infrastructure that needs protecting, devices that need managing, HR departments that need automation, finance departments that need optimizing etc etc. Most program managers and engineers from the big integrators are in LinkedIn.

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The Tip of the Spear II: Connecting Big Data Project Management with Enterprise Data Strategy


Managing data is not the same as analyzing it. Making the data analysis process – the tip of the Big Data spear -- effective and efficient is where good project planning and management come in. Data are often generated and managed in system- or mission-specific siloes. Dennis D.

Fed Tech News Roundup


How one company is embracing agile Washington Technology (Today) - CivicActions harnesses open agile software development in its bid for the GSA's 18F agile blanket purchase agreement. Seven win contracts to support Navy unmanned maritime systems program Washington Technology (Today) - Seven companies have won contracts to support a Navy unmanned maritime systems program.

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC


Here are details from the invite: Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join 1500 IT leaders and innovators on March 11 to collaborate and discuss the top issues in IT security and management. Track B: Managing Your Data Center. Track C: Creating an Agile Enterprise.

CIOs as Change Agent: Three Focal Point in Change Management

Future of CIO

Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise. More than two-thirds of Change Management effort fails to achieve the expectation. More specific steps in managing change and setting right priorities include: (a) Keep it simple, not simpler. (b)

25 Feb Cloudera Federal Forum in Tysons Corner: Amazing agenda filled with lessons learned and best practices


Track sessions will focus on: Enabling Business Results with Big Data — How to enable agency programs that will yield enormous value through big data to deliver actionable information and measureable results. Director of Product Management, Cloudera. By Bob Gourley.

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EMC And Big Data: An Overview - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

IT disciplines: including capacity planning, service level management and advanced security.   Speed and agility matter greatly.  technical level, the challenges associated with storing, managing and. A related challenge is information governance and risk management

How to use data analytics to improve outcomes of project

ComputerWorld IT Management

Data and analytics will become infused in an organization's architecture from end to end, creating a holistic approach -- and this will include strategic project management in EPMOs (enterprise program management offices). Related story: Comparing agile project management frameworks ]. Based on that research the course was implemented in the undergraduate Health Professions programs, which now serves about 1,000 students per month.".

Summary from the 30 July Analyst Forum


He urged that agility is key and needs must be anticipated. By Katie Kennedy.

OpenStack Summit 2015 Day 1 Keynote

Scott Lowe

Based on the features added, he feels that manageability, scalability, and extensibility were the key themes for Liberty. This leads Jonathan into a discussion of users and developers, sometimes (not beneficially) separated by sales and product management. This topic, in turn, leads Jonathan into a discussion of OpenStack’s new program management guidelines (aka “the Big Tent” model). This is a liveblog of the Day 1 keynote at the OpenStack Summit here in Tokyo, Japan.