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5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

I find that agile teams, because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust. Risk mitigation should be a basic tenet of agile mindsets and culture, and perhaps even agile governance. It's particularly important for teams new to agile, teams working on complex legacy.

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Defining Your Agile Release Management Strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recommended in an earlier post that release management strategies are important to agile. agile planning agile software development DevOps organizational change software development software qa

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Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is release management part of your agile practice? agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qaAre you able to tell stakeholders target dates for your next application releases? Are you tracking how often your teams hit these targets and which releases hit the targeted scope and quality? I’ve asked this question of many teams and hear various answers.

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How to Create a Plan of Action If Agile Dev Strategy Fails

Information Week

DeveloperWeek New York keynote examined problems and solutions to get the most out of agile software development

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A Microservices Strategy Underpins Every Successful Cloud Native Migration

In a cloud native world, applications are created from loosely coupled microservices instead of being a monolithic entity. Microservices are small, autonomous components that are easily monitored, tested and updated, bringing greater operational agility.

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Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

Forrester IT

The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks are running a development and operations (DevOps) transformation. The first thing I recommend to those clients is to unify or tightly connect those programs with an underlining common lean strategy. Read more Categories: Agile. Agile Testing.

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20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some very strong Agile Product Owners, others that needed a lot of help transitioning from BRD centric waterfall product management, and others that have strong backgrounds in other product roles (product strategy, management, or marketing) and are new to agile product development. I've partnered with many successful agile product owners that have launched innovative.

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Update Your Balanced Scorecard With Business Outcome And Agility Metrics

Forrester IT

CIOs and their teams are crucial to these strategic responses and will have to track transformation and performance with new metrics to go beyond their traditional IT approach to include the business technology (BT) strategy -- technology, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers. Norton) in which we recommend an approach that addresses four components: business outcomes, agility, health, and service (see Figure). Read more Categories: BT strategy.

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Enel Excels With a Future Fit Tech Strategy

Forrester Digital Transformation

Congratulations to Enel as the EMEA region winner for Forrester’s inaugural Technology Strategy Impact award.

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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5 Principles on What Makes a Great Agile Development Team

Social, Agile and Transformation

The CIO must learn and drive the business, set the strategic direction for IT and proves that he or she can get teams executing to the strategy. I''ve posted many times on how agile practices are key to a CIO''s success because it creates transparency, dives culture change, and is a key element to innovation. IT is All About the Team So yes, strategy is important. about me agile software development cio DevOps innovation product management software qa

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CI/CD is not Enough! 5 Pre-Deployment Priorities for Agile DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Yes, you can use feature flags or branching strategies to enable very frequent releases with controls that block new code from impacting customers. agile planning agile software development cio DevOps software development software qaHaving CI/CD pipelines doesn't mean that continuous delivery is a business need or a good idea. I wrote about this a couple of years ago when I asked, "Is Continuous Delivery Right for Your Business?" I know this is a debated topic.

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Telecom Argentina builds agile business on Cloud Foundation

TM Forum

One of the first and most difficult steps in creating a new agile service culture was to ensure our teams had the right mix of skills. TM Forum frameworks allowed us to develop practices to accelerate agile models to integrate Telecom Argentina with suppliers, customers, and partners.

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Intel Shares Its Transformation Strategy at DevOps World

Information Week

Changing human behavior and leadership support were integral to driving a more agile approach to software and firmware development

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3 Digital Transformation Strategies in SMB

Social, Agile and Transformation

Digital transformation requires leaders to reconsider their business models in the face of market disruptions, changing customer needs, new technology capabilities, greater security threats, and new opportunities to empower a digital workforce.

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DoD Releases Enterprise-Wide Zero Trust Strategy

SecureWorld News

Department of Defense released its DoD Zero Trust Strategy, which outlines an "enhanced cybersecurity framework built upon Zero Trust principles that must be adopted across the Department, enterprise-wide, as quickly as possible as described within this document.". Earlier this month the U.S.

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What is Digital Transformation 2.0 and Boosting Promising Strategies

Social, Agile and Transformation

What should be on your digital transformation roadmap, and how should this in-pandemic world impact your digital strategy? What is digital transformation in 2022 and on?

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BSS strategies for new lines of business

TM Forum

Modern IT paradigms such as cloud-native systems, DevOps methodologies and modular microservice architectures are essential for forming new lines of business and creating operational agility. Register.

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The 2021 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Winners Focus On Agility And Enabling Innovation

Forrester Digital Transformation

The winners of the 2021 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show a close focus on business results with a particular eye to enabling innovation across the enterprise plus an agile approach to technology implementation. […].

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Agile Marketing: It’s About Purpose, Then Process

Forrester's Customer Insights

This LinkedIn update sums up one of our core findings from research into how Agile methodology should be applied to a marketing organization. If you’re implementing Agile right in your marketing organization, then you’re applying it in a way that’s about learning. age of the customer agile marketing & strategy marketing organization & culture Agile Agile Marketing Marketing Organization

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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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Build a Post-Pandemic AI Strategy for Resilience, Recovery

Information Week

As companies recover from the pandemic, scaling AI capabilities across the organization can bring the agility and speed demanded to stay competitive

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How More Teams can be Successful with Effective Microservices

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have to admit that I'm skeptical whether non-technical companies will successfully execute a software development strategy routed in microservices. agile software development DevOps software development

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Why an omnichannel strategy is critical as CSPs move beyond connectivity?

TM Forum

Put another way, an omnichannel strategy. Three must-haves for CSPs’ omnichannel sales strategy. CSPs need a robust and flexible omnichannel strategy to deliver self-service agility, cross-selling, B2B personalization and a shorter lead-to-cash cycle.

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Aligning product owners and business stakeholders to a release management strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

Development teams often recognize the need to develop a release management strategy. agile planning agile software development organizational change product management software developmentI have found that the hardest part of getting a release management practice instituted is in getting the business alignment. If they are strong technically, they may look to mature their DevOps practices to support continuous deployment if it makes sense for their business.

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Proven strategies to improve revenue of digital publishers

Kitaboo

In this highly competitive online business environment, publishers need to define and implement a digital publishing strategy to exploit a variety of income streams and evolve with the changing landscape of the industry.

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Agile CMS Moves The Market Beyond Headless — The Just-Released Forrester Wave™ Evaluation

Forrester's Customer Insights

Agile content management systems (CMSes) build on the momentum of nearly 30 years of delivering modern, digital, internet-powered experiences. Make no mistake, though, agile CMS is more than […].

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Agile Marketing Based on Analytical Data Insights: Improving Scrum Tactics in Brand Outreach

Eric D. Brown

Agile management and scrum-style techniques have long been accepted in fields of technology development, but have been increasingly adopted outside the tech industry over the years. Fundamentally, agile tactics are a way for organizations to more quickly adapt to quickly-changing markets and customer demands, without the slow-to-change hidebound nature of top-down hierarchical organizations impeding change. Technology Agile data

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With Planning, the Cloud brings Agility and Portability

Eric D. Brown

One of the benefits that has always been used to sell cloud services is agility and responsiveness. There’s no argument that the cloud does provide agility, but if your systems and/or data get stuck within one one provider or cloud type, how much agility do you really have? Information Technology Technology Strategy cloud private cloud public cloud This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter.

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Are You Agile Enough for Polyglot Programming?

CTOvision

Luc Perkins (@ lucperkins ) says in his blog that the Obama campaign was unbelievably agile. He employed an agile framework that was modular and very iterative. The primary donation program was updated daily, and A/B testing occurred in real-time—that’s agile! Can federal, state and local agencies can use polyglot programming and achieve this kind of agility?—I Agencies can use Harper’s strategy of leveraging the skills he had. Nathaniel Crocker.

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Publisher's cloud strategy improves uptime and agility with PaaS

Tech Republic Data Center

t's not a trivial matter to move from legacy environments to PaaS, but your workloads will thank you for it. Here's how Springer Nature used PaaS and microservices to improve its business

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Empowering IT: Revealing a More Powerful DevOps Strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

I like to ask DevOps teams and engineers what should be a simple question, "What is your devops strategy and what are your priorities?" I rarely get an answer that sounds like the leadership, team or engineers have articulated a strategy and roadmap. The answer I get is often a mix of what they are working on now (often CI/CD) and a word or two about the importance of a DevOps culture.

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Leading a Defensive to Offensive Transformation Strategy Post COVID-19

Social, Agile and Transformation

There is something quite magical watching pro athletes in a one on one situation. A soccer player defending a striker from getting by or a basketball player holding ground so that the point guard doesn't drive to the basket.

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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. The simple product is achieved when these team members are in sync on this "simple" strategy. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17).

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Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Forrester's Customer Insights

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 […]. What Our Clients Tell Us All The Time.

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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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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. Agility is dependent upon planning the roadmap and executing accordingly. Agility should not be translated to sacrificing planning, management guidelines or lifecycle of processes, projects and/or products.

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Crisis-Driven Innovation Demands Creativity And Action Under Pressure

Forrester Digital Transformation

In my latest report Fuel Your Future Fit Innovation Strategy By Learning From Crises, I share what we learnt from innovation during the pandemic. Agile Architecture & Technology Strategy CIO insights Core Tech Strategy Information Technology Innovation

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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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23 April Webinar: Refreshing Your Data Strategy for the New Age of Hybrid Cloud Computing

CTOvision

From the webinar overview: The agility and improved mission support associated with the widespread […]. On Thursday April 23 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, I’ll be participating in a webinar I hope you will find of interest.

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Agile Product Owners in the Enterprise - 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 Product Owners in the Enterprise. Labels: agile software development , product management , project management. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17).

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Agile is not the absence of ITIL!

Cloud Musings

The 5 stage framework: Service Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation, and Continual Service improvement allows for structured processes that support Enterprise Architecture, Service Delivery, and Security initiatives. 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.

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How To Get a Team to Think Agile - 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 How To Get a Team to Think Agile. Ive seen this issue before; a team is struggling to move into an agile process. In my case, they are using agile to plan out an architecture. Thinking Agile.

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