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10 reasons software projects are slower than we expect

Despite efforts to re-engineer software development with new methodologies and tools, projects still warp time lines thanks to bureaucracy, new demands, and the nature of code.

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5 outdated technology practices that doom digital transformations

What IT terms and concepts are dated – and what ideas are replacing them? More importantly, how do these outdated concepts doom and derail digital transformation programs?

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TIAA accelerates software delivery with IT-business union

TIAA built a new platform to accelerate the way it brings on new clients. The system, called Refactor, uses scaled agile, DevOps and domain-driven microservices.

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What is NoOps? The quest for fully automated IT operations

Automation has IT leaders eyeing the possibility of environments with no hands-on operations work. But this evolution of DevOps may be more pipedream than practical reality.

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IT as a product: Secrets of successful launches

To improve efficiency and user outcomes, organizations are jettisoning IT projects in favor of an agile, product-based approach to delivery IT services. IT leaders share their hard-earned tips on making it work.

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The enterprise architect’s ecosystem in an agile enterprise

Agile organizations are becoming more common because of the increased appreciation for their transformational gains. With this movement, we are assisting at the emergence of a new breed of enterprise architects that are becoming...

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At Mitel, kaizen proves key to streamlining business processes

Mitel CIO Jamshid Rezaei turned to the Japanese practice of kaizen prizing continuous improvement over wholesale change. Up next: leveraging AI, IoT as the future of cloud-based communications.

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Scrum master certification: Top 9 certs for agile pros

A Scrum master certification can prove you have the knowledge and competency to lead agile teams successfully.

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4 critical roles for agile success

Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams.

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Making the shift to a startup mentality

For enterprises seeking an innovative edge, a startup’s approach can reap dividends. But the road to change is challenging and not for every organization.

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Essential practices of successful agile teams

Effective agile transformations require the right team makeup, a laser focus on business outcomes, and approaches to management and training that break from the past.

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Fine tuning SAFe with architecture

Architects and agile teams should stop working in silos. Their approaches are complementary, not conflictual. The harmonization between architecture and agile teams can contribute to the delivery of successful projects aligned to...

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11 leadership practices that could sink your software project

Software development outcomes can be foiled by any number of ‘antipatterns’: management practices that seem sound in theory but rarely pay off when zealously adhered to.

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4 keys to assembling a successful agile team

Agile teams are only as effective as their members. These core factors and key questions will help you select and develop the best.

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Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

The move to microservices represents a sea change in application development. Here’s how to unpack the complexity of such a big shift.

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Enterprise no/low code platforms: A golden phoenix has risen

Today’s more modern no/low code platforms are finding their sweet spot within a CIO’s technology strategy. These no/low code platforms now offer new, more nimble ways for IT to help the business move faster and deliver improved...

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Architecting and delivering optimal customer journeys

To make meaningful progress in their digital transformation, corporate leaders need more then agile approaches.

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