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Tips to Stop Common Agile Failures

 

Every Agile project starts out with the best of intentions. But when it comes to Agile transformation, failure is (unfortunately) an option.

Taking Center Stage: The Customer

 

In the classic 1954 management book The Practice of Management, Peter Drucker wrote, “what the business thinks it produces is not of first importance – especially not to the future of the business and its success. What the customer thinks he...

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...

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...

Successful Communication is Crucial to Your Agile Transformation

One of the most common challenges for organizations on the Agile journey is navigating the gap between adoption and transformation. For example, a football play can look great on the chalkboard and the concept may be a winner, but it won’t go...

A Data Breach – Scarier than Michael on Halloween

 

The Surprising Simplicity of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

 

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury once wrote, “Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an...

How Small & Medium-Sized Organizations Can Modernize Data Operations Like Capital One & Fannie Mae

I recently came across an article in Forbes about how Fannie Mae is transforming its data environment to emulate more of what we see at firms like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. Fannie Mae brought in Scott Richardson, formerly of Capital...

A Tale of Two Data Strategies: It Was the Best of Data, It Was the Worst of Data.

I’ve been engaged in several data modernization discussions lately with various organizations, and there seems to be a theme emerging that points to two very different and diverging approaches to data modernization: one that is very thought-out,...

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