The Future of Operations: A Developer

Forrester IT

The management of your estate mandates that system administrators (sysadmins) quickly acquire skill sets common among Agile development and operations (DevOps) [ii] professionals. If You Create, You Develop - We're All Developers Now. Development & Operations (DevOps).

Sysadmins: You're All Developers Now

Forrester IT

In the age of the customer, admins need to be just as dynamic as their developer brethren. In other words, you need to become a developer. While you will learn much of this from developers, you will also impress on them key sysadmin principles like standardization, dependability, and security. In fact, the final evolution of this exchange is application and operations developers joining forces in a powerful mind-meld of talent. Application Development Methodologies.

Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

Forrester IT

Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever. But in 2018 software development leaders will face new opportunities and challenges as software technologies and platforms pivot into new areas where traditional […]. These days every company is in the software business.

How to Implement Agile on Lowcode and aPaaS Development Platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

A colleague and friend recently asked me whether agile practices were appropriate when managing development on lowcode or aPaaS (application Platform as a Service) technologies. These higher level languages enable developers to write a class of applications faster and maintain them easier by providing development environments, programming constructs, and other tools.

How to Develop a Comprehensve Innovation Framework

Future of CIO

It’s important to spot and develop innovators because they are the driving force to bring up new ideas or rejuvenate an innovative culture, and achieve the ultimate business value. Innovation is not serendipity.

10 Critical Mistakes Products Owners Make When Developing MVPs

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development customer experience digital transformation innovation mobile product managementGoogle was a search box. Yahoo was a directory. YouTube let you search and play videos. Many of the best applications started with humble beginnings, simple user experiences, and demonstrable value to end users.

5 Reasons to Estimate Agile Development with Story Points

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development product management software developmentI 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? If that's how the team wants to self organize and come to consensus on an estimate. I am often confronted with the question on whether to estimate in hours or.

Customer Obsession Will Remake App-Development Tools

Forrester IT

Application-development leaders shifting to modern techniques are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The biggest gaps are in portfolio management, test-and-learn development environments, and digital application platforms. This report provides an overview of the tools and technologies application-development leaders need. An emphasis on composition, collaboration, and continuous delivery makes modern application development different from prior eras.

Developers: Will AI Run You Out Of Your Job?

Forrester IT

Actually, if you are or were a developer, you've probably already written or used software programs that can generate other software programs. Application Development. AI Application Development Application Development Cognitive Quality Testing artificial intelligence automated testing cognitive computingMuch has been written about how artificial intelligence (AI) will put white-collar workers out of a job eventually.

4 Reasons Why Citizen Developers May Be The Next Big Thing in Application Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

I must be behind the times because last week was the first time I heard the term "Citizen Developer", a term Gartner defines as a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using. development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT. They are referring to a business user and not a software developer in IT, and are careful to distinguish this from Rogue-IT. agile software development cio citizen development cloud computing enterprise 2.0

What Product Development Orgs Can Learn From The Samsung Crisis

Forrester IT

Product development. CIO PLM Product Lifecycle Management Product development digital business digital twinAs details regarding the termination of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone continue to unfold, there are several important lessons, both technological and organizational, that manufacturers and product organizations should take away from their peer's costly product crisis: Read more Categories: PLM. Product Lifecycle Management. digital business. digital twin.

Citadel malware developer jailed

Computer Weekly

A Russian man believed to be one of the developers of the Citadel malware used to steal millions by infecting around 11 million computers around the world

The Perils of Citizen Developers

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile software development cio citizen development cloud computing enterprise 2.0 it management organizational change software developmentMile wide spread sheets. String parsers that break when unrecognized characters are passed to it. Rapid fire queries that kill database performance. Forms that permit SQL injection. Hundreds or thousands of undocumented disparate applications that don't share data or design patterns. User experiences that have no consistency.

iOS Developer Bootcamp

IT Toolbox

Attending an iOS developer bootcamp is one of the best and cheapest ways to become a professional Apple application developer

Developers won't ask bosses for help

Computer Weekly

Software developers are turning to YouTube to find out how to solve technical problems, rather than asking for help from colleagues

5 Key Practices - What IT Takes to be a Citizen Developer on Low Code Platforms?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Does the IT department and the applications development team have to own and lead all application development efforts? Over my last couple of posts, I've been exploring how Citizen Developers - developers using light weight, often low code development platforms can help their business functions automate tasks, analyze data, develop knowledge repositories, and connect data across applications.

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Transforming Development with AWS

All Things Distributed

At AWS, we want to be the Q for developers, giving them the super-powered tools and services with deep features in the Cloud. In the hands of builders, the impact of these services has been to completely transform the way applications are developed, debugged, and delivered to customers.

Three Tips on Developing Successful Citizen Data Science Programs that Drive Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile data citizen development data scientist organizational changeCitizen data science or self-service BI programs are catching on with more businesses and enterprises of all sizes. More executives understand the importance of becoming a data-driven organization and are willing to break away from the mostly manual analytics performed in spreadsheets. For those of you that have embarked on this journey, here are some key strategies to consider to ensure.

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Ethical software development: Ask Uber and Volkswagen

Computer Weekly

Following TfL's decision against Uber, we investigate the role of professionalism and ethics in software development

The Latest Developments In Corporate Data Security


The Latest Developments In Corporate Data Security Corporate data security is defined as the processes by which sensitive information is accessed only by authorized individuals and then destroyed when it is no longer needed. Proactive measures, including software purchases, third-party services, and internal company policies, offer data security solutions that would prevent most types of […]. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security

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Developing software with Google

IT Toolbox

I started my career as a developer. Today you don?t t have to know everything. Information is so available that it?s s possible to supplement your technical knowledge in near real time. s a great strategy to make more of yourself than you really are. It was a long time ago and a technology I won?t t admit to here. But h I have/had some skills. Fast forward to today. m a product manager.

Agile Plus DevOps Is Slowly But Steadily Reaching Enterprise Scale

Forrester IT

Agile is still alive and well and in demand, according to Forrester’s Agile adoption panel. This year, our biannual survey tracking the health of Agile initiatives focused on the main challenge: Agile at scale.

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Why Agile Development Should Not Own DevOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to Ramon Monteiro @ivisualize for developing this cool visual depicting my last post on The Key to aligning Agile Dev and Stable Ops to a Successful DevOps Transformation. While agile development teams continue to iterate and improve applications for the Business, and Ops insures that systems are stable and reliable, the CIO leads the entire IT organization through a DevOps transformation.

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Product Development Must Evolve for the Internet of Things

Forrester IT

The process of building connected products is complex, requiring new software development skill sets, accelerated product release cadences, and innovative software tools and proccesses that meet the needs of IoT product organizations. Adapt agile development and planning processes to physical product development.

33 Bad Behaviors of Agile Developers and IT Operations

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile software development cio DevOps it management organizational change software developmentI recently published 20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Product Owners and decided not to leave this subject one sided. In trying to improve the organizational culture and more specifically, the culture in IT, the CIO and IT leadership must consider, review, and improve on its own behaviors. So this week I'm itemizing some of the bad behaviors in IT. Like my previous most, I haven't seen these.

Why Azure developers need security skills

Computer Weekly

The unprecedented adoption of Microsoft Azure is a huge opportunity for developers, but they must keep their security skills updated

Top 10 developer stories of 2017

Computer Weekly

As organisations ramp up their digital strategies, they are also building more applications, leading to demand for developer skills

Understanding the difference between Low Code, Citizen Development, and Sales Bull

Social, Agile and Transformation

I started with low code development environments over a decade ago. cio citizen development digital transformation enterprise 2.0 We were a ~10 year "startup" with multiple businesses and limited technology resources to support them all sufficiently. One of our emerging business required some automation to enable an internal and customer facing workflow. They were an early form of an ad network essentially selling banner ads to US national advertisers.

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. agile planning agile software development DevOps innovation it management organizational change product management project management

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Developing a Strategy for Putting People First in Transformation Programs

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are driving a transformation program, motivating and aligning people is a critical success factor Most leaders now understand how important it is to put people before process and technology when it comes to instrumenting large scale organizational change. That being said, many in technology leadership roles are not versed in methodologies to instrument change and some are not. cio cmo customer experience digital transformation future of work innovation leadership organizational change

Mastercard woos software developers with API platform

Computer Weekly

Credit card company Mastercard is investing heavily in digital payments and wants to engage with developers and startups

CIO Mistakes – Treating Mobile Like Desktop Development

The Accidental Successful CIO

Developing mobile apps is a lot different from creating a desktop application Image Credit: Mystery People. CIOs are in charge of the IT department and this means that we’re in charge of all of the software that our firm develops.

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Generative Adversary Networks: A very exciting development in Artificial Intelligence


Bob Gourley.