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CEOs and CFOs Held Accountable for Digital Transformation Failures: Revlon Joins the Ranks
"In recent years, CEOs and CFOs are being held to greater account for the financial, operating, and brand damage that is being delivered by poorly..."
digital  transformation  agile  audit  tranformation  erp  failed  projects  implementation  hertz  icl  procurement  rfp  si's 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Microservices: The Good, the Bad and the Hype
"Microservices may bring many benefits to the enterprise but they also can bring some headaches, especially if you are not anticipating them, argued engineer Michal Franc, during his talk at the Agile Roundabout meetup held in London last month.

Franc presented microservices as a costly tool to solve problems — but those problems have to generate a lot of profit to make it valuable. "
culture  technology  top  stories  agile  roundabout  domain-driven  architecture  design  google  microservices  netflix  spotify  model  waterfall 
september 2017 by jonerp
No Testing, No Documentation, No Problem?
"These days, the ideas of “No Testing” and “No Documentation” are seeing a resurgence in the agile-focus development community.

What exactly are these trends? Quite literally, they are software development without testing or documentation. But this is an intentional decision, not in the too-common way that you run out of time and/or budget to do proper testing or to write good documentation."
analysis  culture  top  stories  acceptance  test  drive  development  agile  testing  apis  behavior-driven  code  as  documentation  company  extreme  programming 
august 2017 by jonerp
How Allstate Unleashes Developer Creativity Globally
"When Allstate began embracing lean and agile ways of developing new customer experiences with cloud applications, unsurprisingly, the approach it took was unique. Rather than starting in one location and rolling out its new modus operandi location by location, it leveraged its global presence to devise new methods of keeping disparate teams in sync, collaborating, and participating in the company’s transformation together."
contributed  culture  top  stories  agile  transformation  allstate  cloud  foundry  compozed  labs  platform  as  a  service 
july 2017 by jonerp
What’s the Role of the CIO in a Modern Agile Organization?
"Schwartz also argues that we need to change the “unit of transaction” between IT and the business: the project. We still constantly transact and govern in projects. By changing this unit, we can release from Waterfall-style control."e
culture  events  top  stories  agile  enterprise  software  development  benefits  of  cios  command  and  control  company  devops  summit 
june 2017 by jonerp
Avoid the Spreadsheet Swamp with a Low-Code approach - by @dt
"Why do we let ourselves navigate in to this swamp without that mode of thinking? This is where a new category of applications, called Low-Code platforms, is springing up to provide a 21C, more safe, more secure, cloud native solution to these ad-hoc needs that every organisation is faced with. This is an emerging space, and we’ll be looking at it more over the coming months."
agile  business  events  low-code  software  tools  ctrl  o  excel  rapid  application  development  spreadsheet  hell  swamp 
april 2017 by jonerp
How Shell Oil Is Taking DevOps and Agile to the Cutting Edge
"Of course, another important way to measure success in the oil and gas industry is whether or not it complied. For agile and Scrum in the heavily regulated worlds, certainly “compliant” is another definition of “done.”

Measuring cultural changes is always a challenge, but it’s a particular hurdle for such a large multinational."
analysis  case  study  culture  events  top  stories  agile  continuous  integration  and  deployment  cultural  change  devops  world  2016  scrum  tns  management 
january 2017 by jonerp
The Opportunity Cost of Debating Facts - by @kellblog
"Suddenly, by taking the basic facts out of question, the meetings changed overnight. First, they became productive. Then, after we fully transitioned to agile, they became unnecessary. In fact, I’ve since repeatedly that I don’t need the document anymore because it was a band-aid artifact of our pre-agile world. Nevertheless, the team still likes producing it for the simple clarity it provides in assessing how we do at laying out priorities and then delivering against them."
agile  leadership  management  uncategorized 
december 2016 by jonerp
EPM: Now More Than Ever - by @kellblog
"If you cannot predict the future, you should at least be able to respond to it in agile way. If your company takes 6 months to make a budget that gets changed once a year, you will be very exposed to surprise changes."
featured  posts  technology  software  agile  planning  budgeting  epm  modeling  scenario  analysis  strategy  uncertainty 
november 2016 by jonerp
Why Empathy is the Secret Sauce for Good Software Development - by @jkriggins
"And things move pretty fast in development. Sometimes we don’t even remember those whys six months to a year later. This is why Bryant advocates for coding in a way that empathizes with your future self and future colleagues. If all code is a form of communication between the past and the future, an important relic of our generation, we need to strive for cleaner code, with proper documentation, READMEs and Wikis."
culture  events  top  stories  abductive  thinking  agile  software  development  api  documentation  behavior-driven  design  build  measure  learn  chaos  experiment  comparison  matrix  continuous  feedback  empathy 
september 2016 by jonerp
Scaling Agile: When to Build a Scrum of Scrums
"So, are there frameworks that work? The four different agile coaches seemed to all be fans of the Large Scale Scrum framework or LeSS because they said says it has you scale by descaling and by removing managers and decreasing emphasis on specialization. It’s another framework built to bring Scrum to larger teams, but built on the idea that you can get “More with LeSS.”
analysis  case  study  top  stories  agile  management  large  scale  scrum  framework  lean  change  mangaement  less  3.0  microservices  safe  scaled 
june 2016 by jonerp
451 Research’s @DBerkholz on Making DevOps Happen - podcast
"Regular readers of The New Stack will not be surprised in the least that 451 Research analyst Donnie Berkholz is on a mission to convince organizations to integrate their software development and IT operations teams. At the recent HPE Discover 2015 conference in London, Berkholz unveiled perhaps his strongest language to date, advocating not just for the two teams to coalesce but for their work processes to extend across departmental boundaries."
interviews  events  podcast  devops  donnie  berkholz  the  new  stack  makers  agile  culture  hpe  discover  2015 
december 2015 by jonerp
Why Agile is Fragile
"By taking a holistic approach to Agile and lean software development, companies can help their companies reduce time-to-market yet not introduce quality issues for the sake of speed. Striking the right balance is an endeavor worth pursuing: big mistakes on products or services can turn customers away forever."
editor's  pick:  software  picks:  slider:  agile  application  lifecycle  management  devops  jira  kyle  cochran  qasymphony  rally  development 
august 2015 by jonerp
Scrum seems to be mostly about having better alibis
"I believe, we need to kick off a broader, more honest discussion. I believe Scrum needs a major revision. I believe, we should work on an Agile Manifesto that actually works."
Scrum  agile 
march 2015 by jonerp
Exclusive: New SAP CTO Quentin Clark on SAP’s Development Future, How His Work Impacts Customers - by @thecraigpowers
"In the industry, there is a divide between those who believe in waterfall and agile development. What is yours and SAP's philosophy on agile and why should customers care?"
ASUG  agile  interviews 
march 2015 by jonerp
What is Digital Transformation? - by @dt
"What I do know is that your business model is under threat. Some smarter, nimbler competitor is just about to overtake you with a more innovative approach, or better use of data or clever use of technology and take your market. Business as usual almost certainly won’t be good enough, although it may take a while for you and your balance sheet to realise that."
#e20s  conference  agile  business  digital  disruption  enterprise  2.0  social 
february 2015 by jonerp
More On Why Managers Hate Agile - by @stevedenning
“Agile is not for the faint at heart,” as one reader, John Mereness, commented on the first part of this article. “ The dollar losses (among other losses) for the first few attempts (which are likely to fall flat on their face) can be very high"
agile  project  management 
february 2015 by jonerp
Why Do Managers Hate Agile? - by @stevedenning
"The vertical world of "management" and the horizontal world of "Agile" are incompatible."
agile  management 
january 2015 by jonerp

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