Advancing Business Transformation

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Three Aspects of Business Transformation

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Business strategy has to drive transformation. There are too many organizations with transformation programs that are not driven by strategy. So they end up being silo transformations with no systems thinking applied. How to manage a successful business transformation, such as digitalization or globalization, here are three aspects. 2 Three Questions to Navigate There are three key elements to delivering successful transformation.

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Three Key Steps in Driving Business Transformation

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A systematic transformation takes the step-wise scenario and going from decision right to design attitude. The speed of change is accelerated, the large-scale transformation initiatives have become a fact of life at major corporations, and their success or failure often means the key difference between long-term success and underperformance. In most cases, the business expectations were not articulated effectively in the first place. Change Management IT Transformation

The Value of Business Architecture

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Business Architecture (BA) contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. Digitalization has to permeate into business vision, strategy, culture, communication, processes, etc.

The Focus Areas of Information Architecture (IA)

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I Information is one of the most invaluable business assets which can create or multiply the business value and maximize its return on investment. Keep in mind, just because you have abundant information or relevant business content doesn't mean you have everything.

CEOs Own Software Competency — And The Structure Of Innovation Delivery

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Agile Estimation and Architecture Leads to Collaboration 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 and business transformation. Agile Estimation and Architecture Leads to Collaboration and Innovation. Business Exchange Profile. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. business exchange. (11).

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Master The Cloud-Native Solution Ecosystem Of Container Software

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They have quickly become an important element of digital business transformation for EA pros because they promise faster software delivery, tremendous scale, higher resiliency, greater flexibility, and broader implementation options. Everything about enterprise app infrastructures, development styles, and architectures is changing, and containers play a key role in each area. Container DevOps Enterprise Architecture IaaS PaaS cloud

Enterprise Architecture: 3D Abstraction in Metaphors

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EA must recognize the broader ecosystem and encourage creative thinking, in order to frame the future of business. Enterprise Architecture (EA) provides greater visibility to the current and future position of an organization and enabling the relevant designers and decision-makers to act in a more informed manner. The biggest pitfalls for achieving EA value may include a lack of focus or lost in translation, due to the scope of architecture and immature EA discipline.

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What is more important? Enterprise Architecture or Architect

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A good architecture with poor implementation gives poor results. And a popular EA framework won't guarantee to produce good architecture. It spurs an interesting debate: What is more important, enterprise architecture or enterprise architect? An architect also depends upon the ‘critical organizational capabilities’ to achieve the benefits of the architecture. Human is still the master of any tools.

Why YOU Should be Driving Digital!

Social, Agile and Transformation

On August 24th, my book Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology will be available! The book covers some of the themes that I've covered here on Social, Agile, and Transformation including agile management, DevOps, architecture, portfolio management, data science, product management, and. You probably guessed that I would eventually author a book.

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Five Key Agile Practices to Support Architects

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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 and business transformation. Insuring Architecture needs fit into an Agile Development Practice. Fitting in Architecture Needs into a Disciplined Agile Practice. Business Exchange Profile.

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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 and business transformation. In my case, they are using agile to plan out an architecture. Business Exchange Profile. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. business exchange. (11).

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Change Management Steering Instruments and Methodologies

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When employee morale is low and the business gets stagnant, trace down the “unfit” mindset, poor behaviors or lower-than-expected performances, understand the causes behind it, and get out fast or initiate change within. Change is the new normal with increasing pace.

The Digital Organizations with High Changeability

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The traditional organizations with pyramidal hierarchy usually enforce silos, encourage bureaucracy, and slow down the business speed. Business leaders today need to reimagine how contemporary businesses should be designed and structured to improve responsiveness, effectiveness, and maturity.

The Insight of the Week 4/18-4/23 “Future of CIO 2020

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The “ Digital Master ” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to businesses and society.

The Science and Art of Business Leadership

Cloud Musings

Business leadership is both science and art. Artistic aspects include relationships, market trajectories and business strategies. While many focus on the science through books and training, the art of business is best learned from real practitioners. Steve is the company’s ITaaS Group Executive and prior to this, served separate stints as Chief Executive Officer of the Cloud Business Unit and Dimension Data Australia region.

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Five-Pillar Framework to Develop the Platform Business

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It can expand and amplify its influence with the ability to create new business models, run a platform business in a hyperconnected digital ecosystem - treat customers, suppliers, channel partners and industrial participants as active agents who can integrate the modular capabilities exposed in a powerful platform to create new experiences and expand its impact. Here are five essential pillars to build a solid framework for developing a powerful platform business.

The Insight of the Week 4/3-4/10 “Future of CIO”/2020

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The “ Digital Master ” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to businesses and society. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time.

Big Data, Agile, CIO - 2012 in Review

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 and business transformation. For those wanting to read about architecture or technology, I posted my top five tools for big data analytics. Business Exchange Profile. business exchange. (11).

Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude of Design

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As our digitized world becomes hyper-connected, over-complex and interdependent, digital leaders should build a design framework with multiple system perspectives, and develop a set of practices to make design a strategic goal and show how your work contributes to defined business goals and KPIs.

What are Main Characteristics of Agile EA

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The aim of an EA must be to define, implement and refine the overall architecture on a continuous basis. While emerging technology trend such as SMAC (Social/Mobile/Analytics/Cloud) brings both unprecedented opportunities and potential risks in shaping business today, Agile business needs Agile Architecture, static enterprise architecture frameworks have to give way to continuous business transformation best practices.

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Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research

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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 and business transformation. 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. Business Exchange Profile.

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EA as Value Creator: How to Communicate with C-Level?

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The architecture is made up from common sense, logic, and analogies that most can relate to. EA plays an important role in an overly-complex businesses dynamic today, however, it still has a reputation as an “ivory tower” approach. EA allows the business to ‘see’ itself more clearly. EA can enable stakeholders to consolidate, reject, and approve demands according to the alignment with the business strategic goals and priorities & architecture.

A Dynamic EA

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Enterprise Architecture is a living thing. High mature enterprises are on the journey to pursue business agility in order to adapt to the accelerated changes and hyper-competition or complexity as well. Can Enterprise Architecture evolve and match such business dynamics? Ideally, an enterprise's architecture must be a living, breathing thing to be effective. But in reality, Enterprise Architecture continues to be somehow decoupled from business motion.

EA as Compass: 5W+1H Navigation

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Rudyard Kipling An enterprise architect would be instrumental in asking “WHYs” and developing the “WHATs”, but also integral to identifying synergistic alternatives (assuming that a business principle was prioritized as driving the decision) across the enterprise, and in every functional organization involved. The whole idea of requirements, strategy, architecture, is to not pollute the thought process with pre-conceived notions of a particular implementation.

The Cause and Effect of Dysfunctional IT

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Information management ineffectiveness decelerates the business speed and limits the full business potential. Often the disconnect part is the bigger issue that causes dysfunctional IT systems, enlarges IT-business speed, and slows down the speed of business change and innovation.

Three Crucial Points of Digital Transformation

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The purpose of going digital is to make a significant difference in the overall levels of achieving high performing business result and unlocking the full potential of the business. Digital transformation is a long journey full of uncertainty, velocity, complexity, and ambiguity. Here are three crucial points of digital transformation. It often has to optimize the underly business functions and structures as well.

The Narratives, Retrospectives, and Perspectives of Digital Transformation

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The digital transformation is likely to follow nonlinear patterns as the pervasiveness of the information growth and emerging digital technologies bring both risks and opportunities to contemporary businesses facing “VUCA” reality today.

Driving Change with a Full Cycle of “Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Transforming”

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The digital era upon us is all about the increasing pace of changes, technology-driven disruptions, with blurred functional, business, or industry territories. Going digital is about breaking down silos, apply the holistic digital management discipline to reach the next business growth cycle and expand organizational horizons for leaping up to the high level of business maturity. Transforming : From incremental change to business transforming is a leapfrog.

Visual Thinking vs. Design Thinking in Digital Transformation

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To digitizing businesses, the overall design of the organization that matures itself requires very deliberate thoughts and actions, much like all stages of the business life cycle. Fundamentally, design is a creative process of turning imagination into reality.

The Science and Art of Business Leadership

Cloud Musings

Business leadership is both science and art. Artistic aspects include relationships, market trajectories and business strategies. While many focus on the science through books and training, the art of business is best learned from real practitioners. Steve is the company’s ITaaS Group Executive and prior to this, served separate stints as Chief Executive Officer of the Cloud Business Unit and Dimension Data Australia region.

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What Is Big Data? The Real Challenges Beyond Volume, Velocity.

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 and business transformation. But thats not a good business definition of Big Data. Big Data for All Businesses. Business Exchange Profile. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages.

Transforming to a Big Data Organization

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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 and business transformation. Transforming to a Big Data Organization. Whats Driving your Big Data Transformation Priorities? Whats Driving your Big Data Transformation Priorities?

Ten Perspectives upon IT Transformation

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IT transformation is on the horizon to improve IT maturity. Transformation sounds a bit both ambitious and ambiguous, it could mean many things. IT Transformation is one of the current "in vogue" terms. What does "IT Transformation" mean in your business though? IT Transformation is about WHY & WHAT : Why is IT still critical in the organization in the era of Cloud? In other words, would IT get the job if the business had a choice?

The Multiple Paths to Reach the Inflection Point for Achieving the High Level Business Maturity

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The journey of improving business maturity is more evolutionary than revolutionary. The organization reaches the tipping point when its business fundamental elements such as people, process, technology, or culture are about to change. Strategic alignment: Strategic alignment is the process of ensuring all organizational actions are directed to achieving common strategic goals and objectives of the business.

Top Ten Attributes of Agile Platforms

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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 and business transformation. Has an open, extendable architecture -Thats a bit open ended, so heres what I mean. Produced "AMAZING" business results - This is really the most important attribute.

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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 and business transformation. The Business Analyst has to flush out requirements and drive them to patterns. the business value) behind priorities. Business Exchange Profile.

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Three Principles Modern IT Needs to Practice

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Every IT Project is a Business Project! Information is like blood, and technology is like a backbone for any modern business today. Every IT Project is a Business Project Every IT investment has a business purpose, therefore, every IT project is a business project. Business initiated projects run as an interesting technical challenge. Do More with Innovation Though CIO & IT staff work extremely hard to support businesses.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Shape a Transcendent Digital Organization July 2019

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Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. The digitalization flattens the organizational hierarchy and blurs the functional, organizational and geographical borders in the business ecosystem. Digital businesses are hyperconnected, interdependent, always-on, here are three perspectives to run a transcendent digital organization.

EA as Customer Evangelist: How to Architect a Customer-Centric Organization

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"There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer." How would you ensure that all structures, processes, and strategies align around an excellent customer experience to result in a profitable and evolving business? How would you model different value propositions to different customer segments yet developing and offering the product and services using the same or similar business capabilities?

The Key Factors in Organizational Change Management

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Organizational change management has a strong role in business transformation, benefits realization, and strategy execution. With change becomes the new normal, and the speed of change is accelerating at digital age, Change Management also turns to be strategically important in today’s organization, it is no longer just a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability.

Being a CIO: One Year Later - 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 and business transformation. Ive largely been quiet since then, unfortunately (from a blogging perspective), with my head down working with the Business and IT teams. Business Exchange Profile.

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