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Using 'as-a-Service' (aaS) to Support Digital Transformation for Small & Mid-sized Companies

For those of you who are old enough to remember or have read the book, “1984” by George Orwell, the future is no longer in a far-away place, it is our present state. For those of you who haven’t read this book, I suggest you do so. Understanding...

A Tale of Two Banks – Understanding the Data Problem is Key

“Bias toward action” has become a popular phrase that is now even found in job descriptions. It is popularly used in design thinking and most well known as one of Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles.

We Don’t Need Another (Data Governance) Hero

 

“We Don’t Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner, is the theme song to the 1985 movie, “Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome”. The story is based in post-apocalypse Australia and features Mad Max, the protagonist in a series of Mad Max films, a lone...

Data Governance to Maximize Value

Measuring for Agile Success

Clearly knowing what to measure and how to communicate and utilize the learnings are challenges for Agile success in today’s data rich environments. In the webinar 4 Communication Strategies for Agile Success, Agile expert Bhavani Krishnan and...

When Decentralized Decision-Making is Best…And Not Best.

In the typical, dynamic Agile environment there are two constants - conditions change and decision need to be made based on these changes. If decision-making authority is too centralized, decisions can be delayed and ill-informed. Conversely,...

xScion Solutions Named a 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia for Fourth Year in a Row

Press Release - xScion Solutions (xScion) was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia, an annual award list created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

The Time Sensitive Nature of Communicating Changes in Agile Priorities

 

We all can identify with this scenario: a delay causes us to start our commute 10 minutes late. The timing of the late start adds 30 minutes to our commute, and we end up missing an important meeting.

Communicate the Big (Agile) Picture

 

John G. Saxe’s poem, “The Blind Men and the Elephant,”  based on the famous parable, is an example of how the individual perspective can differ from the big picture perspective. In the poem, six blind men seek to learn about an elephant. Since...

Will All Companies Eventually Become Software Companies?

The other day I read an article in Information Week magazine titled, Capital One CIO: We’re a Software Company. I don’t think it’s any surprise that for a while now, Capital One has distinguished itself from competitors and other large...

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